WATCH: Watergate prosecutor literally laughs at Trump lawyer’s ‘fantasy’ that Mueller investigation is ending
White House lawyer Ty Cobb gave an exclusive statement to MSNBC anchor Ari Melber to answer criticism of his legal defense of the president amidst the developing investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I’m not shaping this timeline to calm anybody,” the White House counsel claimed.
“My timeline gets reported the whole thing would be over…what I have said for the last several weeks, is that the interviews will wrap up shortly after Thanksgiving and there’s a possibility that the entire matter can be resolved in early January,” Cobb hoped.
“That again is brand new exclusive reporting. Ty Cobb, the criminal defense attorney for Donald Trump, on these reports about how he has been managing both the case and his client in the White House,” Melber explained.
“In my job, you have the responsibility to give the commander-in-chief honest information,” Cobb continued.
“One thing Donald Trump has demonstrated time and time again, is that he self-sabotages and at times opens himself up to legal risk. So I think it is likely that his legal team will shape a narrative in a way to prevent Donald Trump from laying the groundwork for his own version of a Saturday Night Massacre,” Vanity Fair staff writer Abigail Tracy explained.
Melber asked former Watergate prosecutor Nick Ackermann for his thoughts.
“I have Ty Cobb here tonight saying this could be done by January and he is not just saying that to calm his client,” Melber noted.
“Complete fantasy, there’s no way it could be done by January,” Ackerman noted. “This is going to go on for a long time.”