Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb on Friday commented on former President Trump’s historic mug shot, saying he looks like “a Batman villain.”
“This is the first time that a former president and his colleagues have been charged with a heinous crime like this, this is the first presidential former presidential mugshot, you know we’ve ever seen,” Cobb told CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Friday. “And while he looks like a Batman villain in his mugshot, he’s still entitled to all the rights and privileges of a criminal defendant.”
Pressed by Keilar on when the Georgia election case will wrap up, Cobb suggested the appeals process could slow it down — especially as several of Trump’s 18 co-defendants have asked for either a speedier trial or for their case to be moved to a different court.
“There’s a good chance they could still be arguing about what court this would be tried in federal or state court a year from now after, after appeals,” Cobb said on Friday. “I think this is an appealable issue.”
Asked about Trump’s self-reported height and weight during his booking — and rumors he misrepresented them — Cobb said it wouldn’t provide any material value to the case.
“It’s just another insight into Trump’s psyche and how driven he is by whatever facts that he can get out that he thinks will make him more appealable to others,” he said.
Cobb’s comments come a day after Trump turned himself in to Fulton County jail over charges related to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. The former president and his 18 co-defendants were given until noon on Friday to surrender.