How Trump Speaking to Witnesses Impacts Mueller’s Investigation

CNN Tonight

Manatt’s Jack Quinn, a partner in the firm’s government and regulatory practice, was interviewed by Don Lemon on CNN Tonight to discuss a New York Times article that alleges President Trump asked key witnesses what they discussed with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“There's nothing here that on the face of it speaks to an illegality,” said Quinn, referring to the allegations. “But the appearance here is really concerning, and specifically, it has all the appearances of trying to shape the testimony that Mueller is getting.”

“There’s a lot that needs to be done to make out a case, but it seems like every time we’re on air talking about this, there’s a different episode with a different anecdote—all of which suggests that the president is interfering here, or getting close to that line.”