After receiving a subpoena from Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller, Nunberg, who was sacked from the campaign in 2015 over racially charged social media post, went on a public tirade, calling the request “ridiculous” in an oddly public tirade on MSNBC.
“Mr. Mueller should understand I am not going in on Friday” to the grand jury, he added.
At times, Nunberg appeared to contradict himself when it came to whether he believed there was any basis for Mueller’s investigation.
Nunberg also said Trump’s foreign policy aide Carter Page was also colluding with Russian Federation, but he undermined Page’s role in it.
“I think that [Trump] may have done something during the election, but I don’t know that for sure”, Nunberg said on MSNBC.
Sam Nunberg was once a friend of the US President after working for one of his businesses and later advising him on the campaign that took him to the White House.
“You know he knew about it”.
Nunberg made the shocking comments during a lengthy interview with CNN’s Gloria Borger.
“Sometimes life and special prosecutors are not fair”, Tapper quipped.
By 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time Monday night, Nunberg backtracked, telling the Associated Press that he was likely “going to end up cooperating” with Mueller and the grand jury subpoena. Nunberg asked NBC News reporter Katy Tur on Monday afternoon after he received a subpoena.
On Monday, McDougal told the Washington Post she wouldn’t do anything differently but warned Nunberg that going to jail isn’t easy.
The special counsel’s questions about the Emiratis point to an investigation that has expanded beyond Russian meddling in the 2016 election to broader concerns about foreign influence during the presidential campaign and long after it concluded. “I didn’t even know saying “screw you” to a subpoena was an option”, Jordan Klepper said on The Opposition. He traveled to Moscow twice in 2016 and was the subject of surveillance by the USA intelligence community.
Nunberg reportedly worked for the Trump Organization – Trump’s business conglomerate – beginning in 2011, before becoming a paid aide on the NY real estate mogul’s presidential campaign.
Nunberg said his interview with the special counsel left him feeling that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was honing in on Trump’s trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe beauty pageant in 2013. That’s the reality. Now Trump loves Corey. “And there is nobody who hates him more than me”. And his investigators are reportedly scrutinizing the Trump Organization’s efforts to secure the deal, among other business dealings before the election. By March 2016, Nunberg had endorsed Trump opponent Ted Cruz.
“‘If you can get this idiot elected twice, ‘ Nunberg marveled, you would achieve something like immortality in politics”, Wolff reported.