Hannity: Mainstream Media Exploited Sam Nunberg's 'Meltdown' to Attack Trump

Hannity: Mainstream Media Exploited Sam Nunberg's 'Meltdown' to Attack Trump

Nunberg appeared on several cable news shows Monday after he told The Washington Post he was not going to comply with a subpoena from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE, requesting Nunberg's past communications with senior Trump campaign and administration officials. He never worked at the White House and was jettisoned from the Trump campaign early on, in August 2015, after racist social media postings surfaced. If he does not comply, he would risk serving time in jail.

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. Mr. Mueller and congressional investigators have obtained emails relating to the campaign's contacts with Mr. Torshin. "I don't think I require any protection", Stone said Tuesday. "I think it would be really, really amusing if they wanted to arrest me because I don't want to spend 80 hours going over emails I had with Steve Bannon and Roger Stone", he said, referring to both the former White House chief strategist and one of Trump's associates.

Hours later, Nunberg reversed course and told the Associated Press he was most likely "going to end up cooperating" with the probe.

Nunberg, who served on the Trump campaign just two months before being fired by the then candidate-Trump, claims he was subpoenaed by Mueller's office requesting documentation of communication between him and a handful of Trump's 2016 campaign staff, including Stone.

Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion.




Mueller has charged several Trump associates and more than a dozen Russians.

"Donald Trump did not collude with the Russians". The subpoena indicates that Mueller may be focused not just on what Trump campaign aides knew and when they knew it, but also on what Trump himself knew.

Asked if he was concerned about being held in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena, Nunberg laughed off the idea. The person could later be charged with criminal contempt, said Barbara McQuade, a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of MI who teaches law at the University of MI.

In his interview with Bloomberg, Nunberg said Trump "never did anything illegal or wrong around me".

But he said his appearances on Monday were also productive from a legal perspective: He said he ultimately made a decision to cooperate with Mr. Mueller's investigation after a "very reasonable" lawyer who was on a televised panel with him had offered him legal advice.

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