WATCH: Ex-Trump Lawyer Ty Cobb Tears Into Judge Aileen Cannon

In a legal sense, things have been mostly terrible for Donald Trump in 2024. In January he was found liable in his E. Jean Carroll sexual abuse case. And in May, Trump was convicted on 34 felony counts related to his Stormy Daniels payoff. 

One thing Trump has going for his is Judge Aileen Carroll, who is overseeing his federal documents case in Florida. Ty Cobb, who represented Trump while he was still in the White House, appeared on CNN last night to discuss Trump's legal problems. 

Erin Burnett asked, "This all comes down to a request by Trump’s team. They wanna get Jack Smith fired, get rid of him as special counsel, say it’s invalid in the Mar-a-Lago case. So, what’s really at stake here?"

"Nothing, really," he responded, "since the law requires that she validate Jack Smith’s appointment and not disqualify him. The jurisprudence on this goes back to 1988 when the Independent Counsel statute, which preceded special counsel appointments when the Independent Counsel statute was fully vetted in the Supreme Court and upheld."

Cobb would later continue, "The worst thing that could happen to her is that she actually does rule for Trump on this because that would go to the 11th Circuit and then I think this petty, partisan prima donna would be put in her place and they would remove her."