Early Returns Podcast - Ty Cobb, Former Special Counsel to President Trump: Insights on the Response to the Russia Collusion Investigation, Past and Present

Early Returns - Law and Politics with Jan Baran

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It has been six years since Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign was accused of colluding with Russia to win the White House. Those allegations have caused a tidal wave of legal battles—ranging from congressional inquiries, to a Special Counsel probe led by Robert Mueller, an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, and multiple prosecutions. In this episode of Early Returns, Jan discusses some of this fallout with Ty Cobb – the former White House Special Counsel who spearheaded President Trump’s response to the Mueller investigation. In particular, Ty sheds light on what it was like to represent the President on this matter. He explains how his team worked collaboratively with Mueller in an effort to achieve speedy exoneration, while also preserving executive privilege. Ty also provides thoughtful analysis on the latest chapter in the Trump-Russia storyline: the ongoing Durham investigation into the origins of the scandal, and the related prosecution of Clinton lawyer Michael Sussman (who was accused of lying to the FBI about his role in raising Russian meddling concerns). As part of the conversation, Ty also shares some stories from his personal and professional background – including the time he successfully prosecuted the vice consul of Thailand for smuggling drugs into the United States. He also provides some excellent book recommendations for listeners of the podcast.

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