Trump lawyer overheard slamming colleagues, dishing on Russia probe at D.C. steakhouse

A Trump lawyer was caught dishing on the White House's legal drama amid the Justice Department's Russia probe while dining at a Washington D.C. steakhouse, according to a report Sunday.

Ty Cobb, a veteran D.C. lawyer to President Trump for all things Russia, was overheard by a New York Times reporter airing his dispute with White House counsel Don McGahn.

Cobb, who sports a handlebar mustache, joined the White House's legal team in July to assist with Russia-related inquiries.

The Times report states Cobb unknowingly revealed that McGahn had "a couple of documents locked in safe" while meeting with one of Trump’s personal lawyers, John Dowd, at BLT Steak.

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June 7: The 2016 primary season essentially concludes, with both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the presumptive party nominees
June 9: Donald Trump Jr. — along with Jared Kushner and former campaign chair Paul Manafort — meets with Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
June 9: Trump tweets about Clinton's missing 33,000 emails
July 18: Washington Post reports, on the first day of the GOP convention, that the Trump campaign changed the Republican platform to ensure that it didn't call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces
July 21: GOP convention concludes with Trump giving his speech accepting the Republican nomination
July 22: WikiLeaks releases stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee
July 25: Democratic convention begins
July 27: In final news conference of his 2016 campaign, Trump asks Russia: "If you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing"
August 4: Obama CIA Director John Brennan confronts his Russian counterpart about Russia's interference. "[I] told him if you go down this road, it's going to have serious consequences, not only for the bilateral relationship, but for our ability to work with Russia on any issue, because it is an assault on our democracy," Brennan said on "Meet the Press" yesterday.
October 4: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says his organization will publish emails related to the 2016 campaign
October 7: WikiLeaks begins releasing Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta's emails
October 7: Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence release a statement directly saying that Russia is interfering in the 2016 election
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Cobb said he wanted the stash handed to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. By doing so, he believed the transparency would ultimately put an end to the investigation into whether the Trump campaign plotted to sway the 2016 presidential election - or at least shift its focus away from the President.

McGahn, as Cobb explained, disagreed and feared that sharing the coveted documents would set a precedent for future investigations targeting the White House, the Times reported. Cobb argued the documents could ultimately absolve Trump's alleged collusion with Russia to snag his election victory.

Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, after learning of the lunchtime disclosure, berated Cobb, according to the paper.

During the same meal, Cobb was heard slamming his White House colleagues, including one he suspected was a McGahn spy and another he believes was responsible for "earlier leaks" and trying to push out Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, the Times added. Neither of the staffers were identified in the report. 

That level of paranoia in Trump’s White House has been heightened by some officials fearing that Mueller is having staffers wear wires to record their conversations.

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