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“They will not get cloture,” the aide said. “They don’t expect to get cloture. They want the headline.”

Here are the other eight lawyers that Mr. Fielding has added to the White House Counsel’s office:

c William Burck, deputy assistant to the president and special counsel to the president

c Emmet Flood, deputy assistant to the president and special counsel to the president

c Scott Coffina, associate counsel to the president

c Amy F. Dunathan, associate counsel to the president

c Francis Q. Hoang, associate counsel to the president

c Al Lambert, associate counsel to the president

c Michael Purpura, associate counsel to the president

c Kate Todd, associate counsel to the president