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Former Trump adviser refuses to comply with subpoena from Mueller

The subpoena requests communications from President Trump dating back to November 2015 The subpoena requests communications from President Trump dating back to November 2015
Stacy Diaz | 06 March, 2018, 22:24

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg has done a 180 on his decision to cooperate with special counsel Robert Meuller.

Nunberg told The Post earlier he had received a subpoena to appear before the grand jury at the end of the week. He reiterated that he thinks Mueller has something on Trump, and that it's possible that the president did something nefarious in his interactions with Russians.

The statement is one of mutliple potentially damaging accusations Nunberg leveled at Trump during the interviews. "Let him arrest me,"Nunberg said during the WaPo interview".

Nunberg instead said he believed investigators are trying to get him to implicate controversial Trump ally Roger Stone.

Nunberg interpreted Trump's comments as a veiled reference to the Trump Tower meeting that Donald Trump Jr. had set up. He campaigned his ass off.

Regarding the Steele dossier's claim that Trump took part in lewd sexual escapades with Russian prostitutes during that trip, Nunberg said Trump's personal bodyguard told him that one of Trump's Russian contacts, Emin Agalarov "offered to send women up to Trump's room [in Moscow] but Trump didn't want it".

Nunberg said repeatedly throughout his day of interviews that he was anxious Mueller was attempting to build a case against Stone, whom he considers a "mentor" and "like a father". Or maybe the Weather Channel?

"Mueller thinks that trump is the Manchurian Candidate, and I will tell you I disagree with that", Nunberg said during his first CNN interview.

Sam Nunberg says in televised interviews that he doesn't believe he should have to hand over emails exchanged with top Trump advisers. Laughing, he said that "my lawyer is about to dump me right now". "He hasn't worked at the White House, so I certainly can't speak to him or the lack of knowledge that he clearly has".

"It was clear Nunberg was under plenty of pressure", the Washington Post's Aaron Blake writes this morning.

He added: "The Russians and Trump did not collude". "Putin is too smart to collude with Donald Trump".

Nunberg told Tapper that former Trump aide Carter Page had "colluded with the Russians" during the campaign.

"What does Bob Mueller need to see my emails when I send Roger and Steve clips and we talk about how much we hate people?" he asked.

Nunberg called the special counsel's request "absolutely ridiculous" and said he would not participate with a "witch hunt." .

TheDaily Beast reported that several of Nunberg's friends were concerned he had been drinking before the interviews.

He was sacked from the Trump campaign after Business Insider published a story about racially charged Facebook posts he had made.