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PHOTOS: Ex-Trump probe attorney with Colo. ties rocks out to punk band

Author: Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner - July 9, 2018 - Updated: July 9, 2018

The White House announced in early May that Ty Cobb would be departing the Trump legal team in the Russia investigation at the end of the month. (Susan Walsh/The Associated Press)

Ty Cobb, an attorney with Denver ties who recently exited President Donald Trump’s defense team focusing on Robert Mueller’s probe, attended a punk band performance in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

D.C. photographer Chris Suspect spotted Cobb, who became an Internet sensation because of his curly mustache, at Slash Run, which according to its website is a “rock n’ roll burger joint, bar and music venue” in the Petworth neighborhood.

According to the Washington Post, Suspect was told that Cobb was part of a wedding group, and afterwards they stopped in for the performance by the band Copstabber, still wearing formal attire.

As WaPo put it:

Here’s one way to relieve the stress of defending the president from that pesky Russia investigation.

While Cobb didn’t get up and dance like the other members of his party, he did put his hands in the air and particularly seemed to enjoy a song called “I Like Cocaine,” according to Suspect.

The White House announced in early May that Cobb would be departing the Trump legal team in the Russia investigation at the end of the month.

Cobb was a longtime partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, serving as managing partner of the law firm’s Denver office for five years in the early 2000s. The firm was then known as Hogan & Hartson ahead of a merger. Cobb also led the firm’s white collar and investigations group from Denver and served as its litigation group director.

Cobb was originally brought in to help Trump’s legal team coordinate its response to investigations into whether the president’s campaign organization colluded with representatives of Russia in efforts to sway the 2016 U.S. election. Those probes have since expanded into other areas, including questions about possible obstruction of justice, according to reports.

Cobb was seen as someone who would try to bring discipline to the Trump team’s response to the investigations.

Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner

Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner