Cobb Reportedly Resigned Because He Was ‘Uncomfortable’ With Trump’s ‘Mudslinging’ Mueller Tweets
The questions surrounding yet another sudden resignation in President Donald Trump‘s administration are beginning to be answered.
CNN’s Jim Acosta reported Wednesday that White House Lawyer Ty Cobb decided to abruptly quit his post, in large part, because of the president’s Tweets bashing special counsel Robert Mueller. Citing a source “familiar with Cobb’s departure,” Acosta said the discord between Trump and the White House lawyer had been bubbling up for some time.
“He had been clashing with the president for weeks, over his posture towards the Mueller investigation, that he did not want to be quote of a ‘mud slinging campaign’ that he was uncomfortable with the president’s tweets,” Acosta said. “And he did not want to go down this path of clashing with the special counsel’s office.”
None of that reported discontent, though, is being made public just yet. Speaking with Acosta, Cobb played the good soldier, and did not let on that he’d been having any issues with Trump.
“I’ve done what I came to do in terms of managing the White House response to the special counsel’s requests,” Cobb said. “I’m extremely grateful to the president and the Chief of Staff, John Kelly for the opportunity to serve my country.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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