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Ty Cobb, a former attorney for the Trump administration, referred to former President Donald Trump as a “deeply wounded narcissist” who acted “criminally” when he pressed Vice President Mike Pence to prevent Congress from recognising President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.
In a recent interview, Cobb added that Trump might conceivably be disqualified from running for president due to his actions on January 6, 2021, when a mob of his fans invaded the U.S. Capitol.
Cobb told Major Garrett, the top Washington reporter for CBS News, during an appearance on the “The Takeout” podcast, “There is a simple method to disqualify President Trump.”
He claimed that by providing help and comfort and being inactive for three hours regarding what was occurring on the Capitol grounds, he had violated the 14th Amendment of the Constitution’s Article III.
Cobb stated that “it clearly offered aid and comfort to the insurrectionists” and added that a joint resolution by both chambers of Congress may, for those reasons, prevent Trump from being able to retake the presidency.
Requests for reaction on Cobb’s statements received no immediate response from Trump spokespeople.
Cobb, a former federal prosecutor, oversaw the Trump White House’s legal response to Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election from mid-2017 to mid-2018.
In the interview, Cobb criticised Trump for telling “the huge falsehood” about losing the 2020 election to Biden. Additionally, he attacked the former president for pressuring Pence to withhold the state-by-state slates of electors that gave Biden the margin of victory in the Electoral College.
Cobb called it “outrageous” to interfere with Pence and claim that Mike deserves it while people are yelling “Kill Pence.”
He said, “I think tampering with what the vice president was required to do, trying to convince him in a very aggressive effort not to certify the election, and to send specific electors back, I think it was unlawful.
Cobb added that he thinks the chances of the Justice Department charging Trump are “extremely strong.”
Days before, William Barr, the former U.S. attorney general under President Trump, had stated he thought the DOJ was “coming very close” to having enough proof to charge Trump with a crime.
The removal of thousands of government papers, some of which were highly classified, from the White House after Trump left office in January 2021 is being looked at by the Justice Department.
During its raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida on August 8, the FBI, according to Cobb, may have found records linked to Trump’s attempts to hold onto his position.
Cobb stated, “In my opinion, I believe it would deserve prosecution. This was the first occasion in American history that a president tried to retain power illegally.”
Cobb stated, “I believe the president is in severe legal trouble, not so much as a result of the search as a result of the obstructive activities he engaged in in connection with the Jan. 6 action.
He continued, “I suspect that and the efforts to tamper with the election count in Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and probably Michigan.
Cobb responded to a question concerning Trump’s assertions that he actually won the 2020 election by saying, “I think former President Trump to be a terribly wounded narcissist, and he is often incapable of acting other than in his perceived self-interest or for revenge.”
Cobb opined that those two strong inclinations were what drove his behaviour.
He doesn’t think he was defeated. I concur,” he declared.