Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Money | By Wilma Wheeler

Former Trump campaign aide wavers on defying Mueller inquiry

Former Trump campaign aide wavers on defying Mueller inquiry

Nunberg began his media whirlwind Monday with The Washington Post, declaring, "Let him arrest me", as he explained why he did not plan to hand over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump and nine current and former Trump advisers, which Mueller had requested.

By late Monday night, Nunberg had already backtracked on his dare for Mueller to arrest him, telling reporters that he would actually comply with the subpoena.

So Mr. Mueller - who everyone, from Trey Gowdy on down, has repeatedly assured us is the straightest of straight arrows - was given carte blanche.

On Tuesday night, Trevor Noah had some fun at the expense of former Trump aid Sam Nunberg for his freaky media blitz earlier this week.

He added that he would comply with all aspects of the subpoena, including appearing before a grand jury.

Since then, Mr. Nader has been questioned numerous times about meetings in NY during the transition, the Seychelles meeting and meetings in the White House with two of Mr. Trump's senior advisers, Jared Kushner and Stephen K. Bannon, who has since left the administration.

In one of his interviews with MSNBC, Nunberg stated that he had no problem testifying, and the only reason for defying the subpoena was because he does not want to go through an "80-hour" long session of checking his e-mails with former colleagues. "I certainly can't speak to him or the lack of knowledge that he clearly has", Sanders said.

Nunberg denied drinking, saying that he had taken nothing "besides my meds - antidepressants". I understand she was just doing her job, and I think she does a very good job under rough circumstances...

Burnett: So, Sam, I have to ask you one other thing. Nunberg asked CNN's Jake Tapper. "I talk to [former Trump advisers] Steve Bannon and Roger Stone eight times a day".

Then, the concluding nudge/incentive: "If the Special Counsel believes it is necessary and appropriate, the Special Counsel is authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters".

He later told AP, however, he would end up cooperating with the investigation, and that he would be more willing to comply with the subpoena if its scope was narrowed.

"I'm working on organizing it", he said.

Prince had no formal role with the Trump campaign or transition. Such a concession by Moscow would have been likely to require the easing of US sanctions on Russian Federation, which were imposed for Russia's intervention in Ukraine in 2014, those officials said. Mr. Nader, who grew close later to several advisers in the Trump White House, had once worked as a consultant to Blackwater, a private security firm now known as Academi. Perhaps Nunberg is angling for a contributor gig with CNN, since the liberal network makes a point to hire anyone who will badmouth Trump.

Nunberg appeared on the show with Wiley as another panelist. The former Trump aide has since reversed himself and said he will cooperate with the Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

By December of that year, Nunberg was saying that Trump's campaign was being led in the wrong direction and predicted that Trump would not win the Republican nomination. Nunberg is also under the impression that Trump would have endorsed Clinton over any of his primary rivals if he had lost the nomination.

In 2016, Trump sued Nunberg for $10 million for allegedly leaking confidential campaign information to the press. After a time, that lawsuit was settled.

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