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Ex-Trump Lawyer: Fraud Report Could Backfire in Trial

After Donald Trump promised a new 'election fraud' 'report' on Monday to refute Fani Willis' indictment, Ty Cobb said it could be used as 'evidence' against him.

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Former President Donald Trump's announcement of an upcoming "report" aimed at proving his claims of voter fraud in Georgia has raised concerns from Ty Cobb, a former lawyer in the Trump White House, who cautioned that releasing such a report could potentially have adverse legal consequences for Trump.

Cobb's remarks to CNN came after a grand jury in Georgia investigating Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election result handed up a criminal indictment that was widely expected to result in more charges for the ex-President.

Indeed, Trump and 18 of his associates—including his attorney Rudy Giuliani and former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows—have been charged under Georgia's anti-racketeering law, marking the fourth time Trump has been indicted this year.

Cobb's assessment was in response to a post Trump had written on Truth Social detailing his plans to present a "large, complex, detailed, but irrefutable" report during a press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey next Monday asserting that the report's results would lead to charges being dropped against him and others, leading to a "complete exoneration."

You can hear what Cobb said in the video below.

When asked by anchor Erin Burnett for his reaction, Cobb said:

“This is all Trump PR. This is, you know, generating chaos. I mean, frankly, there’s a good chance that whatever document he produces ends up as evidence against him."
"It could even end up as the basis for an obstruction count against the author because it’s likely to be fiction and solely for the purpose of contaminating the jury pool.”

Many concurred with Cobb's assessment.

Trump has until August 25th to turn himself in to Georgia authorities.

Charges in the 41-count indictment extend to several of Trump's notable advisors, among them Rudy Giuliani, his former personal attorney, and Mark Meadows, who held the position of White House chief of staff during the election period.

All 19 individuals facing charges encompass a diverse spectrum, including a former senior official from the Justice Department, the former chairperson of the Georgia Republican Party, and legal professionals affiliated with the "elite strike force team" that amplified Mr. Trump's allegations.

The charges against them are rooted in the state's racketeering statute, initially intended to dismantle organized crime entities.