Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Keep in mind that Sam Nunberg is kind of crazy

Keep in mind that Sam Nunberg is kind of crazy

After news broke that Nunberg refuses to cooperate with the Russian Federation investigation and will not comply with special counsel Robert Mueller's subpoena to appear before a grand jury, the former Trump campaign adviser called into MSNBC and kicked off a whirlwind series of interviews.

"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", two key Trump campaign advisors, he told MSNBC. I know because I spoke with him. "I'm not spending 80 hours going over my emails with Roger Stone and Steve Bannon and producing them".

He said the reason he wasn't going to the grand jury was because what Mueller's team asked for is "ridiculous".

Later Monday evening, Nunberg appeared in studio with CNN host Erin Burnett.

He later told AP, however, he would end up cooperating with the investigation, and that he would be more willing to comply with the subpoena if its scope was narrowed.

Nunberg was rehired for the campaign, but was sacked again by Trump in 2015, after past racially-charged Facebook posts surfaced.

Nunberg said the bulk of what he was asked for was related to his communications with Roger Stone, his mentor and another early Trump campaign adviser who was later fired, and Steve Bannon.

It also called for him to testify before a grand jury. Are you giving me a break?

"No, besides my meds", Nunberg said.

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"Let him arrest me", Nunberg told the Washington Post on Monday.

Several say they are stunned by the former Trump campaign aide's freewheeling interviews, calling them "bizarre" and "nuts".

He said he didn't believe his public defiance would wind him in any legal trouble, noting that Mueller's team is composed of "very professional people".

"I think they may", he said.

Last year, Trump reportedly crafted a fake statement about Russian adoptions to explain away the Trump Tower meeting, in the name of his son Donald Trump Jr., on Air Force One.

He also bashed the White House press secretary Sarah Huckabbe Sanders who undermined his role in Trump's campaign, claiming he lacked knowledge about its inner workings.

"I'm not gonna get sent to prison", he declared to Burnett. "And he was colluding with the Russians".

Nunberg said he had chosen to make his decision known via the media appearances - and did not even tell his lawyer Patrick Brackley beforehand.

He also noted that Mueller's prosecutors and a team of Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interviewed Nunberg three weeks ago, and after that, he was apparently ready to agree to testify before a grand jury. "I don't think it's meaningful what he has to say on CNN, for the liability of Carter Page or the president".

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