Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg told the Washington Post on Monday that he plans to ignore a grand jury subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller.
“Let him arrest me,” Nunberg told Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey. “Mr. Mueller should understand I am not going in on Friday.”
Nunberg also told Dawsey that his lawyer was planning to drop him and asked the reporter if he would be going to jail.
Sam Nunberg told me earlier that his lawyer was going to dump him. I asked him why he was doing this. “I don’t give a shit,” he said. He then asked me if he was going to jail. https://t.co/KOR2s8teKY
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 5, 2018
After the Washington Post report was published, Nunberg spoke with MSNBC’s Katy Tur. When Tur questioned why he would choose to not comply, Nunberg launched into a rant:
“Because what they sent me was absolutely ridiculous. They wanted every email I had with Roger Stone and with Steve Bannon. Why should I hand them emails from November 1, 2015? I was thinking about this today, Katy, I was preparing it. Should I spend 50 hours going over all my emails with Roger and with Steve Bannon? And then they wanted emails that I had with Hope Hicks, with Corey Lewandowski. Are you giving me a break? It’s ridiculous.”
“I think it would be funny if they arrested me,” Nunberg added when Tur asked if he was worried about the possibility of being arrested. “I think it would be really, really funny if they wanted to arrest me because I didn’t want to spend 80 hours going over emails that I had with Steve Bannon and Roger Stone.”
Asked whether he believed Mueller had anything on President Donald Trump, Nunberg said he wasn’t sure but believes Trump “may have done something during the election.”
“I think that he may have done something during the election,” former Trump aide Sam Nunberg says of President Trump, but adds, “I don’t know that for sure.” pic.twitter.com/4qpzxGcS2s
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 5, 2018
In a later call with CNN, Nunberg declared that “Mueller thinks Trump is the Manchurian candidate.”