Manatt’s Jack Quinn, a partner in the government and regulatory practice, spoke to CNN about allegations made by President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen against the president during testimony before members of Congress on February 27.
Quinn said that “to me what was shocking about today was the sheer number of earth-shattering disclosures here” in Cohen’s testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. These include Cohen’s allegation that President Trump’s former adviser Roger Stone called the president to tell him about an upcoming WikiLeaks release of stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee. Cohen said he was in the room with the president when this conversation happened.
Quinn questioned why President Trump didn’t report Stone’s actions, or the impending WikiLeaks release, to the FBI.
“Even if it’s puffery, his reaction as somebody running for the highest office in this land should be shock, dismay, concern,” he said. “This is problematic.”