Ty Cobb, featured in my Sunday Sun column, served as a special counsel to the Trump White House during the Mueller investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. He left when his job was done, in 2018. He had this observation the other day when we spoke about his former client: “Trump does not think like an ordinary person. Trump is a very seriously wounded narcissist, and his narcissism and self-interest cloud every single thought he has.”

Cobb made that point in regard to the question, raised by the Jan. 6 committee: Was the former president complicit in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol? As you’ll see from the column, Cobb doesn’t believe Trump has any criminal liability when it comes to planning for the Capitol attack, and he believes his critics attribute more rational choices to Trump than he’s capable of making. But Cobb went over five other areas that Trump should probably worry about.

Cobb, once a federal prosecutor in Baltimore, is no apologist for Trump; he thinks the events leading up to Jan. 6, as outlined by the House committee, warrant criminal investigation. He also thinks Americans should be paying attention to the committee. Here’s a comment from Cobb that did not make the column:

“It’s very important for people to understand that [the effort to overturn the 2020 election] may not have happened the way [the committee members] want us to think it happened, but it happened close enough to that, and people need to contemplate the gravity of some narcissistic grumpy guy refusing to leave the White House and going to extreme measures to try and stay, even to the point of siding with people who said, ‘Hang Mike Pence,’ his loyal vice president of four years.”

One thought on “Former White House counsel: Trump ‘a severely wounded narcissist’

  1. Dan, The major problem facing our country isn’t the “severely wounded narcissist”. It’s the many millions of voters who are ignorant, stupid or haters (or some combination of those 3 categories) who still support him as well as the many Republican members of Congress who are proven traitors to our republic.

    Included among the many super-wealthy individuals in our country must be at least a few who have the brains, common sense, spine and decency to want to throw out of office the at least 147 traitors currently filling seats in our Congress. These despicable men and women who tried to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 Presidential election are all, without exception, less-than-honorable human beings who should not be permitted to feed at the public trough or poison the well of public discourse any longer and should be voted out of office as soon as possible. We all know who they are and they are all bums. Each of the group who schemed with the “severely wounded narcissist” in the White House prior to the January 6 insurrection with the purpose of overturning the election are among them, including Maryland’s own Andy Harris.

    People like Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and many others of similar wealth and standing among this country’s ultra rich (obscenely so) movers and shakers should all contribute to a fund that would pay for political ads in the media of the districts/States of all those traitors, running for some period of time before the upcoming elections, declaring something like “Do Not Vote for this Traitor and Despicable Human Being. He (she) has demonstrated by his (her) words and actions that he (she) is a bum. You know it. Throw him (her) out of office.”

    This is not simply a matter of disagreeing with the political point of view of an elected official. This a matter of our Republic being ill-served by individuals who have proven their scorn for our country and its constitution and their disrespect for the principles that our country is supposed to stand for. They are almost all haters. Haters should not govern us.

    I’m confident that many Americans would contribute to such a fund designed to help rid ourselves of such bad representatives and senators. I would.

    Harris Factor Columbia, MD

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