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Ty Cobb responds to Giuliani indictment, says he 'sold his soul' for Trump

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Former White House attorney Ty Cobb on Wednesday suggested that Rudy Guiliani “sold his soul” to protect former President Trump following an Arizona grand jury indictment charging him for his alleged role in a “fake elector” scheme.

Cobb, in an interview with CNN anchor Erin Burnett, reflected on the newly unsealed indictment against Guiliani -the former mayor of New York City turned Trump attorney – alongside a group of other Trump allies and 11 “alternate electors” who signed documents purporting to be the state’s valid electors in December 2020.

Among those indicted includes Boris Epshteyn, a longtime Trump adviser, whom Cobb noted is still “very much” in Trump’s “inner circle.”

“And very protective of the former president and protective to the point that Giuliani reached when he arguably sold his soul to protect the president under circumstances that were improper,” he continued.

The Arizona grand jury indictment accuses seven Trump aides and 11 pro-Trump Arizona Republicans of allegedly attempting to prevent the lawful transfer of power from Trump to President Biden following the 2020 election.

The 18 defendants are accused of carrying out a scheme to raise false claims of election fraud to pressure Arizona election officials to overturn Biden’s slim win in the state by just more than 10,000 votes.

“In Arizona, and the United States, the people elected Joseph Biden as President on November 3, 2020,” the indictment read.

“Unwilling to accept this fact, Defendants and unindicted coconspirators schemed to prevent the lawful transfer of the presidency to keep Unindicted Coconspirator 1 in office against the will of Arizona’s voters,” it continued, referring to Trump. “This scheme would have deprived Arizona voters of their right to vote and have their votes counted.”

Trump himself is not charged but is listed as an unindicted co-conspirator.

Guiliani, Epshteyn and five other defendants are not identified by name in the charging documents, though descriptions within the indictment make clear their and the others’ identities, including Mark Meadows, Trump’s White House chief of staff; attorney John Eastman, who was involved in Trump’s efforts to overturn the election; Christina Bobb, another Trump attorney who now works for the Republican National Committee; and Mike Roman, the director of Election Day operations for Trump’s 2020 campaign.

The indictment makes Arizona the fourth state to bring charges against the groups of pro-Trump electors, following charges brought in Michigan, Nevada and Georgia.

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