Ty Cobb, a former White House attorney under Donald Trump, on Tuesday predicted an indictment is imminent in the federal investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection and the role of the former president within it.
“I believe it’s about to happen,” Cobb told CNN’s Erin Burnett.
“I think what is called the Jan. 6 case, which really encompasses all the attempts to cling to power and prevent the peaceful transfer of government, I think that has been a very important matter to the special prosecutor (Jack Smith,” Cobb continued. “I think he has gone about it very deliberately, I think they have moved heaven and earth to do it in a timely way.”
Watch Cobb’s full interview with Burnett here:
“I think they are ready to go,” he added. “I don’t think there are many Is to dot or Ts to cross yet but I do think there are some difficult decisions.”
Cobb suggested Trump could end up being a defendant, an unlisted co-conspirator or be omitted entirely from the indictment subject to further investigation.
“You really don’t know,” he admitted.
But Cobb suggested the case would now “proceed quickly” because of the developments in the investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia, which saw a grand jury seated on Tuesday.
Trump, the frontrunner in the GOP 2024 presidential race, also faces trial in 2024 over the Stormy Daniel hush money case and last month was indicted over his alleged mishandling of classified documents.