Trump Lawyer Answers Prankster’s Email, He Believed Was A White House Official, Discusses Legal Problems For Manafort, Flynn

Donald Trump isn’t just a conman, a racist and a reality TV buffoon in orange makeup.  But, actually his entire family, his staffers, even his voters have a strong case of stupidity.   Idiot White House special counsel Ty Cobb told an email prankster posing as White House social media director Dan Scavino that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and former national security adviser Michael Flynn have “issues” that would cause the Russia investigation “to linger.”

“I’ve been really worried recently about the whole Russian situation,” wrote the prankster, who tweets under the name @SINON_REBORN and provided the emails to Business Insider. “The White House will be okay won’t it? I love my job, and the people I work with, I don’t want the dream to end up derailing.”


Cobb said in response: “I have great confidence there is nothing there implicating the President or the White House. Manafort and Flynn have issues separate and apart from the WH that will cause the investigation to linger but am hoping we get a clean bill of health soon.  Best, Ty.”

Manafort’s spokesman declined to comment. Flynn’s lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.


Asked to comment on the exchange, Cobb told Business Insider: “No idea–it is a felony of course to impersonate a government official of course, or to conspire to.” He did not respond to follow-up questions.

Cobb’s assertion that “there is nothing there implicating the President or the White House” comes amid reports that FBI special counsel Robert Mueller is building an obstruction-of-justice case  against the president over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey.


Mueller will also be interviewing aides who were aboard Air Force One when the president is said to have drafted a misleading statement on behalf of his son Donald Trump Jr. about a meeting he had with two Russians at Trump Tower last June, according to CNN.


Cobb, who was hired in July to manage the legal and media response to the Russia investigation, may have offered a window into the White House’s assessment of Manafort and Flynn’s standing in the ongoing probe.


Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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