For decades now, Donald Trump has faced legal and cultural adversity, only to constantly and consistently fin himself coming out on top.
They don’t call him Teflon Don for no reason, and even an armed FBI raid on his Florida estate has failed to produce charges against him.
Still, his opponents speak, detailing some fanciful and imaginary world in which Trump will find himself in actual trouble…and this week was no exception.
Former Trump White House lawyer Ty Cobb called ex-President Donald Trump a “deeply wounded narcissist” who acted in a “criminal” manner when he pushed then-Vice President Mike Pence to block Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 election win.
In a new interview, Cobb also said Trump’s conduct on Jan. 6, 2021, while a mob of his supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol, could — at least theoretically — lead to him being barred from seeking the presidency.Trending:
“There is a simple way to disqualify President Trump,” Cobb told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett in an interview on “The Takeout” podcast.
“He clearly violated the 14th Amendment of the Constitution’s Article III when he gave aid and comfort and three hours of inaction with regard to what was happening on the grounds of the Capitol,” he said.
“That clearly gave aid and comfort to the insurrectionists,” said Cobb, who added that a joint declaration by both chambers of Congress could on those grounds block Trump from being able to regain the White House.
Of course, there was some valid irony in the fact that a lawyer named after one of the most racist figures in all of sports history would be tarnishing an un-indicted former President’s visage.