Former Trump aide Nunberg says he will ignore grand jury subpoena

Mar 08, 2018, 01:30
Former Trump aide Nunberg says he will ignore grand jury subpoena

Watch the interview above, via CNN.

Fired former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg is sorry for calling Sarah Sanders a "fat slob" and said he was "having a rough day" when he viciously attacked her. He is also looking into Donald Trump himself to determine whether he obstructed justice in his attempts to slow down that investigation.

CBS News reported that Sam Nunberg told the Associated Press that he was "angry over Mueller's request to have him appear in front of a grand jury and turn over thousands of emails and other communications with other ex-officials, among them his mentor, Roger Stone". Yes, his "screw that" attitude has certainly been somewhat entertaining, but U.S. Marshals can arrest him and if he refuses to comply, he could be thrown in jail for contempt of court. He also said he would not give investigators old campaign emails, which he has been ordered to hand over in a subpoena. Nunberg worked on the Trump campaign until he was sacked in August 2015, after a series of racist posts were found in his Facebook page archives.

The interviews got progressively stranger from there, with CNN's Erin Burnett asking Nunberg whether he had been drinking. Also on the list are Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman who faces numerous charges of money laundering and tax evasion, and Rick Gates, a former campaign aide and Manafort partner who has pleaded guilty to lying and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Anyway, Trump didn't collude. I believe Carter Page was colluding with the Russians.

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But Rep. Mike Conaway, the Texas Republican leading the committee's Russian Federation probe, seemed to throw cold water on the idea that the committee should speak to Nunberg, who was an early adviser to Trump's campaign before he was sacked in August 2015. "But let me reiterate, I have no knowledge or involvement in Russian Collusion or any other inappropriate act".

Yet, Nunberg can't just ignore a federal subpoena. Nunberg has since backpedaled, telling the Daily Caller he will comply with the subpoena.

Nunberg told The Washington Post that listening to fellow guest Maya Wiley, a civil rights activist, lawyer and New School professor who previously served as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's chief counsel, was the reason he changed his mind.

"I'm from NY and I'm very sarcastic", Nunberg said.

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"It's actually a rare thing, I can tell you for a grand jury probe, it is the disclosures of information and evidence from primary sources, from people who have actually been in that room in Mueller's office, or who are headed there, and Mr. Nunberg isn't the first to disclose this kind of information or that didn't have an ax to grind", Melber continued. And this is something you should report: after I was in there for six hours, and I paid for an attorney and we paid to go down there, they then sent me this on Friday and wanted it by 3 p.m. today.

Nunberg sounded similarly skittish on the phone with Tapper and appeared to have second thoughts about his decision to defy Mueller.

"If it were me", Tapper replied, "I would".

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