Manatt’s Jack Quinn, a partner in the firm’s government and regulatory practice, was interviewed live on CNN Tonight, where he shared insights on the status of Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump administration.
Quinn explained that the administration’s individual actions don’t necessarily show corrupt intent and, as such, may not be enough evidence to support obstruction of justice claims. The case would then hinge on whether the individual actions and efforts demonstrate a cohesive pattern in which corrupt intent and obstruction of justice are clear.
“It is part of what might be a pattern that is very concerning, but in and of itself, I don’t think it would be fair to say that this is some sort of smoking gun,” said Quinn.
“Bob Mueller is going to have to make a decision at the end of the day whether those are individual pieces of bread or a pattern of corrupt intent.”