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Special Counsel Bob Mueller wants to talk to Reince Priebus, NYT reports.

  • This suggests the investigation just got even closer to Trump's White House, as Muller is reportedly in talks with the West Wing to interview current and former administration officials, like Priebus.
  • Why it matters: Interviewing West Wing officials who have worked closely with POTUS moves Mueller's investigation even closer to Trump, which will likely be distracting for him as he will soon refocus on passing legislation (like tax reform) through Congress.
  • Mueller wants to talk to these officials to gather information on why Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, and about various specific meetings they've held, including any transcripts or notes from those meetings.

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Reddit traders are taking on Wall Street pros at their own game with this basic mantra: Stocks will always go up.

Why it matters: Their trades — egged on in Reddit threads — have played a role in historic market activity in recent days.

The week the Trump show ended

Data: NewsWhip; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Donald Trump was eclipsed in media attention last week by President Biden for the first time since Trump took office, according to viewership data on the internet, on social media and on cable news.

Why it matters: After Trump crowded out nearly every other news figure and topic for five years, momentum of the new administration took hold last week and the former president retreated, partly by choice and partly by being forced off the big platforms.

Pay TV's bleak post-pandemic outlook

Data: eMarketer; Chart: Axios Visuals

The pandemic has taken a huge toll on the Pay-TV industry, and with the near-term future of live sports in question, there are no signs of it getting better in 2021.

Why it matters: The fraught Pay-TV landscape is forcing some smaller, niche cable channels out of business altogether.

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