Sam Nunberg

Nunberg Will Testify on Friday as Ordered

Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg told Bloomberg that “he loved the attention he received from a round of media interviews this week defying special counsel Robert Mueller but now plans to comply with the prosecutor’s subpoena as quickly as possible.”

“Nunberg said he plans to testify before a grand jury on Friday as scheduled and will hand over ‘as quickly as possible’ email communications with the president and nine other Trump associates that Mueller demanded.  He said compiling the emails turned out to be easier than he thought.”

Nunberg Backs Down Saying He Will Testify

Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg “spent much of Monday promising to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller, even throwing down the challenge to ‘arrest me,’ then backed off his defiance by saying he would probably cooperate in the end,” the AP reports.

“Nunberg said he was angry over Mueller’s request to have him appear in front of a grand jury and turn over thousands of e-mails and other communications with other ex-officials, among them his mentor Roger Stone. But he predicted that, in the end, he’d find a way to comply.”

Why Sam Nunberg May Want to Reconsider

Lawfare: “It is an understatement to say that Sam Nunberg is playing with fire.”

“Nunberg, a longtime Trump adviser and former campaign aide who is on the outs with the president, went on a bizarre rampage of media appearances Monday afternoon in which he mocked Special Counsel Robert Mueller, declared his intention to not cooperate before the grand jury in the Russia investigation, and appeared to speculate wildly on President Trump’s involvement, or lack thereof, in wrongdoing during the campaign…”

“The point is that federal prosecutors have robust powers to deal with recalcitrant witnesses, and special prosecutors in high-stakes matters involving the president of the United States have particular incentives not to tolerate contumacious conduct on the part of witnesses they subpoena. Nunberg may think it would be ‘funny if they arrested me.’ We suspect he’ll find it less so if and when ‘they’ actually do.”

Ex-Trump Aide Will Refuse to Appear Before Grand Jury

Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg told the Washington Post that he has been subpoenaed to appear in front of a federal grand jury investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 but that he will refuse to go.

Said Nunberg: “Let him arrest me. Mr. Mueller should understand I am not going in on Friday.”

Nunberg added that he was planning to go on Bloomberg TV and tear up the subpoena.

“It is unclear what actions Mueller would take if Nunberg does not appear in front of the grand jury. Nunberg, an early campaign aide, was dismissed by Trump and no longer is in his good graces.”

Trump Campaign Aide Meeting with Mueller

Former Trump campaign staffer Sam Nunberg is expected to meet with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Thursday in Washington, ABC News reports.

Nunberg spoke on the record about the Trump campaign in Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury. Before the book published, leaked passages showed Nunberg quoted as reportedly calling President Trump as an ‘idiot’ in a conversation with Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon.”