Ty Cobb, the mustachioed attorney who was a White House lawyer to President Donald Trump in the course of the Robert Mueller investigation, slammed his former boss in a latest interview.
“[Trump] is a disaster for the Republican Party for which he prevented a Senate majority in 2020 and, as time will reveal, has already done the identical for 2022 along with his endorsements of unelectable candidates all based on their loyalty or his own driving desire for revenge,” Cobb told NBC News.
Cobb also said Trump has been cashing in on the Big Lie over the 2020 election:
“The Big Lie has been good just for Trump and has brought him thousands and thousands in donations, which some evidence suggests can have been mishandled. The Big Lie, and the related violence, election interference and other perceived misconduct, was and is an affront to this nation and its first principles. It has permanently soiled the history pages and deepened the abyss that divides our country and continues to expand because of the delusions and lack of accountability of politicians in each parties.”
Cobb has been critical of Trump since leaving the White House in 2018. He called Mueller an “American hero” and said the Russia investigation was not a “witch hunt” as Trump had repeatedly claimed. Last week, Cobb told CNN that the investigation into Trump’s role within the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was “justifiable.”
“I mean, think you’ve got problems with defrauding the US, with regard to the vice chairman’s issue and a giant lie. You’ve got potential obstruction and influencing a witness,” he said. “And, in fact, you bought seditious conspiracy, if indeed, they’ll tie all those pieces together. I feel that can be difficult on a sedition, but I do think that there are actually other criminal activity worthy of investigation.”
But in his latest comments, Cobb went further, and even tweaked a line from a “Seinfeld” episode.
“It needs to be disqualifying for Trump and his political acolytes, and would have been at another time in our history. To change a well known ‘Seinfeld’ quote ― SANITY NOW!” Cobb told NBC News.
The Seinfeld line, in fact, is “Serenity Now!”