Ty Cobb (left) // HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP), President Donald Trump (center), Robert Mueller (right // Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ty Cobb, who once represented the White House as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference intensified, disagrees with President Donald Trump's assertion that the probe is a "witch hunt," and referred to Mueller as "an American hero."

“I don't feel the same way about Mueller,” Cobb told ABC. “I don't feel the investigation is a witch hunt.”

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Retiring White House Counsel Ty Cobb (CNN video)

Ty Cobb joined the White House legal team under President Donald Trump on July 31, 2017. Now he’s announced his retirement.

Cobb's primary responsibility was to deal with the Office of Special Counsel regarding the Russia investigation. His replacement, Emmet Flood, represented President Bill Clinton during his impeachment.

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President Donald Trump is not planning on firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to a statement released by White House attorney Ty Cobb on Sunday.

"In response to media speculation and related questions being posed to the Administration, the White House yet again confirms that the President is not considering or discussing the firing of the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller."

Cobb's statement followed a weekend-long presidential tweet storm in which Trump once again denied there was any collusion with Russia, and even went so far as to imply that Mueller's team of prosecutors was biased because none of them are Republicans. Mueller is a life-long Republican.

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