Russia: Ex-aide refuses to co-operate with Mueller probe

"They have the right to bring you before the grand jury".

Nunberg also said he found it ridiculous that he was asked if he'd ever heard Russian spoken in Trump Tower during the campaign.

"My answer is no, I have not", Nunberg said.

Nunberg scurried off to phone MSNBC in the afternoon, where he started squawking to host Katy Tur in a completely addled manner.

"All he had to say was, 'Yeah, we met with the Russians. Donald Trump couldn't keep his mouth shut if Putin colluded with him". "He may. He may".

Tur responded: "I'm not a lawyer, I don't know but given the circumstances you might be held in contempt of court".

Despite that, Nunberg told MSNBC he got the impression from his interview that they had evidence implicating Trump.

"No, besides my meds", Nunberg said.

Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating if there were any links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, or any effort by the White House to obstruct justice.

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg is seen here speaking to CNN
Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg is seen here speaking to CNN

"I'm not going to weigh into someone who doesn't work at the White House", she said. To be sure, we've known this since the 2016 campaign, when the cable networks goosed their ratings by providing extensive coverage of Trump's rallies. The book by author Michael Wolff, "Fire and Fury", quotes Nunberg extensively describing the early months of the Trump administration.

Sam Nunberg told MSNBC on Monday that he thought it would be "really funny" if he was arrested for refusing the subpoena. In July 2016, Trump sued him for violating a confidentiality agreement. "Why do I have to spend 80 hours going over my emails that I've had with Steve Bannon and with Roger Stone?".

But Nunberg said he was not going to comply with the subpoena, either by providing documents or testifying.

McDougal said if she were to give Nunberg advice, she would also tell him that if he thinks he's going to stop Mueller from doing something, "they'll do it anyway".

Over the weekend witnesses have been issued with a subpoena demanding they turn over all documents related to United States President Donald Trump and his advisors. He campaigned his a- off. For that, he was automatically shunned, reduced to a mere mention, by Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Monday's substitute-for-Tucker-Carlson Mark Steyn (don't know him? he's the one that yells in a Canadian growl and looks like a grizzly bear who's learned to shave).

In any case, Nunberg wasn't done with his media blitz. "Some of the new things we have learned have come from Rick Gates who has been a treasure trove, once he pleaded guilty and became part of Mueller's prosecutorial team".

In other words, Mr Mueller's investigation is digging deep - and probably won't be wrapping up anytime soon. Is he just making a show to convince his former colleagues that he will never crack?

Nunberg said he plans to comply with all aspects of the subpoena, including the federal grand jury testimony he has been called to deliver on Friday.

Did Nunberg's freaky day change anything in the investigation? But it definitely qualified as performance art and may signal the beginning of a real March Madness.

  • Leroy Wright