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Reince Preibus and Don McGahn with President Trump on Inauguration Day. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and current White House Counsel Don McGahn have both hired white collar lawyer William Bruck of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Law360 reports. Last week, the Washington Post reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller hopes to interview six current and former White House officials, including Priebus and McGahn.

Why it matters: Priebus and McGahn are the latest Trump associates to lawyer up for Mueller's investigation. Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Communications Director Hope Hicks, Vice President Mike Pence, and the president himself have also hired lawyers.

Per Law360...

  • Priebus will likely be asked if he has any knowledge of Trump Jr.'s now-infamous Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer during the campaign.
  • McGahn will likely be asked what he knows about why the president fired then-FBI Director James Comey.

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The Mischief Makers

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Several Republican and Democratic lawmakers are emerging as troublemakers within their parties and political thorns for their leadership.

Why it matters: We're calling this group "The Mischief Makers" — members who threaten to upend party unity — the theme eclipsing Washington at the moment — and potentially jeopardize the Democrats' or Republicans' position heading into the 2022 midterms.

Obama speechwriter fears Biden unity drive is one-sided

Cody Keenan (right) is shown heading to Marine One in December 2009. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Obama's former speechwriter says he's "preemptively frustrated" with President Biden's effort to find unity with Republicans.

What they're saying: Cody Keenan told Axios that Biden's messaging team has "struck all the right chords," but at some point "they're gonna have to answer questions like, 'Why didn't you achieve unity?' when there's an entire political party that's already acting to stop it."

Scoop: Conservative group puts $700k behind Hawley

Sen. Josh Hawley explains his objection to certifying the 2020 election results hours after the U.S. Capitol siege. Photo: Congress.gov via Getty Images

A Republican group is raising and spending huge amounts of money defending Sen. Josh Hawley after he was ostracized for early January’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Why it matters: The Senate Conservatives Fund is plugging Hawley's ideological bona fides and backfilling lost corporate cash with needed political and financial support, helping inoculate him as he weighs reelection or a possible presidential campaign in 2024.