Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg said on Monday that he won’t comply with special counsel Robert Muller’s subpoena to appear in front of a federal grand jury and also said he believes that investigators have something on the president.
“Do you think that they have something on the president?” MSNBC’s Katy Tur asked the former Trump aide who had recently spent hours being questioned by Mueller’s team. “I think they may,” he replied.
“I think he may have done something during the election but I don’t know that for sure,” Nunberg said during a sprawling phone interview on Monday after news broke that the former Trump aide plans to refuse to corporate with the special counsel.
“Why do you think that?” Tur asked. Nunberg went on to explain that he believes Trump may have done something during the election based on the line of questioning from investigators. “The way they ask questions about anything I heard after I was fired from the campaign … insinuated to me that he may have done something. And he may very well have,” Nunberg told Tur.
Nunberg was fired from the Trump campaign in 2015 after racist social media posts emerged.
The former aide also explained, as first reported by The Washington Post, that he will refuse to corporate with Mueller’s subpoena requesting documents, including emails, related to his time working on the Trump campaign.
“I’m not interested in handing all of my e-mails over that I communicated with Steve Bannon, and with other people, and with Roger Stone,” Nunberg said. “I’m not interested in it. And I’m not interested in them insinuating that Roger did something bad.”
“Let him arrest me,” Nunberg told the Post. “Mr. Mueller should understand I am not going in on Friday.”
Nunberg revealed on Monday that Mueller requested him to appear before a grand jury on Friday in Washington and provided documents related to Trump and nine other people “including emails, correspondence, invoices, telephone logs, calendars and records of any kind.”
Watch Nunberg’s comments, via MSNBC.