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Former Trump Aide Changes Mind After Defiantly Daring Mueller to Jail Him

Former Trump Aide Changes Mind After Defiantly Daring Mueller to Jail Him

Ignoring his lawyers' advice, President Donald Trump has asked at least two witnesses interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation what they talked about, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

But after a string of interviews in which he denigrated Trump, called the Russian Federation investigation "a witch hunt" and pledged to ignore a subpoena to appear before a grand jury Friday, Nunberg told the Associated Press that he likely would comply.

CNN's Erin Burnett told Nunberg during her interview with him that she smelled alcohol on his breath.

"This is so ridiculous". He said he'd traded numerous emails a day with Roger Stone, a Trump adviser, and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and said he didn't have 80 hours to spend digging through his files.

Nunberg, apparently beleaguered by the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, seemed to get more agitated as the day progressed, vowing not to cooperate with Robert Mueller's investigation and even at one point telling Josh Dawsey, "let him arrest me".

He was sacked in August 2015, over racially charged Facebook posts, after he and Stone lost an internal power struggle with then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. He was sacked from the Trump campaign after Business Insider published a story about racially charged Facebook posts he had made. "Sam Nunberg's a genius", he said.

"Mr. Mueller should understand I am not going in on Friday", Nunberg told the newspaper.

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It was a reversal from his earlier tone, when he lashed out at Trump and his campaign and threatened to defy Mueller in a series of interviews.

James Comey, who was then the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said Trump asked him for his loyalty and to end the investigation into his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Nunberg's attorney, Patrick Brackley, did not know about his Monday media blitz in advance, Nunberg told CNN. Nunberg denied he had anything to drink. I think it would be amusing if they arrested me.

On Monday, Nunberg raised eyebrows again after appearing on CNN sounding drunk and unhinged.

Mueller clearly believes in this case that Trump was "groomed", and then helped by the Russians to carry out their work in the White House.

MSNBC's Ari Melber got an earlier crack at Nunberg, the type of interview which, another MSNBC host later said, "we have never seen the likes of before in USA history". I understand she was just doing her job, and I think she does a very good job under rough circumstances.


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