Former Trump aide says president 'may have done something illegal'

Saturday, 10 Mar, 2018

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg had a surreal day Monday.

"My plan is to spend many hours to comply with the subpoena", he told TheWrap Tuesday morning. "Let him arrest me", Nunberg declared to The Washington Post on Monday. (If you are unfamiliar, I highly recommend Netflix's "Get Me Roger Stone.") "Politics with me isn't theater", Stone once told the Weekly Standard. In January, he laughed off a weird and combative appearance on MSNBC by telling a friend who had asked him if he was drunk that he had been on cold medicine.

But by the time Tuesday morning rolled around, Nunberg was nowhere to be seen on the news shows. He was hired by Mr. Trump in 2011 for the goal of burnishing Mr. Trump's image as a political conservative.

"Here's what it was: A sad, epic meltdown - a troubled Trump flunky, pecked at and picked apart like roadkill on the Russia Interstate, in his last gasps of public fame and shame", Allen and VandeHei wrote in a piece called "Awful scandal porn: Nunberg gone wild".

Sam Nunberg apparently made a decision to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller after getting on-air advice from a legal analyst on host Ari Melber's MSNBC show.

Soon, the litigation was dropped and Mr. Nunberg was rehired. "I wasn't very good after getting fired".

In one of his CNN interviews, he said Trump sometimes acted like "an idiot", noting that he met previous year with Russian leaders inside the Oval Office, where he shared classified intelligence. Mueller's prosecutors and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. The president also has wondered aloud if the couple would be better off returning home to NY.

This is the same interview from which he claimed he learned that Mueller & Co. have "something bad" on Mr. Trump. "In a land of Papadopouloses, I don't have to tell you or this knowledgeable panel what it would mean if in Nunberg is half-right or third right that there is investigative interest in Roger Stone". So would we all.

If Mr. Mueller did offer Mr. Nunberg immunity, it can only mean that Mr. It is unclear what actions Mueller might take if Nunberg does not appear. Nunberg is one of the few people with actual information about Mueller's approach.

Nunberg was also the subject of a now-settled lawsuit, in which Trump sued the political consultant for $10 million and accused him of breaching a confidentiality agreement.

Following his call-in segments on CNN and MSNBC, Nunberg made a studio appearance on MSNBC's The Beat With Ari Melber.

Refusing to comply with a subpoena from the special counsel could have serious consequences.

"During the media blitz, Nunberg was allowed to spew distasteful and insensitive remarks about Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, accuse Trump surrogates of extramarital affairs and even refer to Trump as an 'idiot'".

There are actually three sets of legal crosshairs, so to speak.

Page was a junior foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign. Along the way he revealed exactly how he felt about the president (hates him!), why he doesn't want to turn over emails to the Russian investigation (would take too long!), and some gossip pertaining to Hope Hicks and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (juicy!).

He was trying to impeach himself as a witness.

Sam Nunberg appeared drunk on CNN. He is the author of nine books on the U.S. Constitution.