White House lawyer, Ty Cobb, says no 'strategy' to claim president can't 'obstruct justice’

It’s an unusual contradiction between these two lawyers for Trump

Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer handling Russia matters, says the legal strategy raised by Dowd on Monday in an interview with Axios, to his knowledge, simply doesn’t exist.

“There is no strategy of which I'm aware to rely boldly on the proclamation that obstruction is always impossible with regard to a president," Cobb said in a statement to ABC News. "I expect a fact-based exoneration that does not require that level of legal analysis.”

Dowd declined to comment on Cobb's latest statement but stood by his initial statement from yesterday in which he argued that the president cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice.

Dowd made the case yesterday that a sitting president cannot obstruct justice, citing Article II of the Constitution. The "president cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under Art II and has every right to express his view of any case," Dowd said on Monday.