During an interview last Thursday on CNN, former President Trump’s White House lawyer Ty Cobb said that he believes Trump will get convicted and serve prison time for obstruction in connection to the special counsel’s investigation into his handling of classified documents he took when he left office.
Cobb was interviewed by CNN’s Erin Burnett last week where he suggested that the special counsel’s investigation into Trump could be nearing its completion and the case against the former president “is ready to go.”
Cobb said it is possible that the obstruction case against Trump could be “broadened” to include charges related to the Espionage Act as well as the “illegal possession” of classified materials.
He cited a recent report revealing that around sixteen different officials reminded Trump of the process for declassifying records which he said Trump “totally ignored” because he believed that simply taking the documents declassified them. Which, according to Cobb, is not the law.
About possible charges related to the Espionage Act, Cobb told Burnett that based on his time as a federal prosecutor, all prosecutors would have to do is establish that Trump moved the documents “various times” either while the Justice Department was “demanding them or actually present.” Additionally, prosecutors have plenty of evidence of “guilty knowledge” including the false filing Trump’s lawyers submitted to the Justice Department.
Cobb told Burnett that he thinks the case for obstruction is air-tight and predicted that Trump will “go to jail on it.”
Cobb also said that unlike the charges filed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg or the lawsuit filed by E. Jean Carroll, voters will be paying much more attention to the special counsel’s investigation “if the feds come after him.”
Cobb added that he believes the feds are coming after Trump and they are “coming fast.”