Russiagate: Priebus, McGahn lawyer up – with same lawyer!
Are they already running out of criminal defense attorneys in DC?
It’s not as if anyone would be suspicious if Reince Priebus and Don McGann were trying to keep their stories and defense in lockstep! Nosirree, nothin’ to see here. law360.com has the scoop:
Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and White House Counsel Donald McGahn have hired Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP partner William Burck to advise them in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Law360 has learned.
McGahn and Priebus have both recently hired Burck, the co-chair of Quinn Emanuel’s white collar practice, according to a person familiar with the hiring, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive White House discussions.
McGahn is expected to be asked what he knew about why President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in May, as part of Mueller’s widely reported investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice in firing the official leading an investigation into his campaign, according to the person familiar with the hiring. McGahn is more likely to be interviewed as a witness rather than a party to Trump’s potential obstruction, the person said.
Mueller is also reviewing a draft of a letter by Trump written shortly before he fired Comey, that McGahn advised him not to send Comey, The New York Times reported earlier this month.
Priebus is expected to be questioned about his potential knowledge of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting at Trump Tower last June with a Russian lawyer.