Sam Nunberg denies being drunk during CNN interview Video

White House dodges question about possible insider trading

It was a reversal from his tone throughout the day, when he lashed out at Trump and his campaign and threatened to defy Mueller in a series of interviews.

Sam Nunberg, who was an advisor on Trump's 2016 campaign, told MSNBC that it would be "really funny" if Mueller arrested him for ignoring the grand jury subpoena.

Viewers across the country saw Nunberg make that decision in real time, as legal experts who appeared alongside him on MSNBC explained the gravity of the situation live on air.

John Dean, a White House counsel to President Richard Nixon during Watergate, tweeted Monday that Nunberg can't flatly refuse to comply with a grand jury subpoena.

Over the weekend witnesses have been issued with a subpoena demanding they turn over all documents related to United States President Donald Trump and his advisors.

"Mr. Mueller should understand I am not going in on Friday" to the grand jury, he added. "He was talking about it a week before". "I'm trying to just get this over with".

"If it were me, I would", Tapper responded, telling Nunberg: "Sometimes life and special prosecutors are not fair, I guess".

Sanders addressed Nunberg's comments, many of which were yet to come, during a White House press briefing Monday. "I smell alcohol on your breath", she said. You're sitting very close to me.

Trump Name Forcibly Removed from Panama Hotel
However, the building's future remained uncertain as the Trump Organization said it could still retake control of the hotel. Ethics experts fear that the standoff presents Trump with one of his most consequential conflicts of interest as president.

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' among Oscar winners with NYC ties
As a little kid I lived in the projects and you're the people I watched, you're the people that made me want to be an actor. On Sunday, Peele thanked fans by adding, "I love you for shouting out at the theater, for shouting out at the screen".

Freezing weather causes 'very large' number of burst water pipes across Sussex
Water supply problems hit London in SW12 SW16 SW17 and SW18 postcode areas and also in many other parts of the UK . Many thousands of people say they have been without water for 24 hours, as providers issue a warning about supply.

In the interviews, Nunberg said he believes the president probably knew about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his eldest son, top campaign staff and a team of Russians, which Trump has denied.

Inside the West Wing, multiple White House officials were watching Nunberg's interviews with rapt attention, and several said they were stunned, calling the interviews "bizarre" and "nuts". By evening, he began to back down from his threats.

But in comments to the AP later Monday, he said he would likely "end up cooperating with" Mueller's investigators.

Mike Allen, executive editor of news site Axios, summed up the spectacle: "A sad, epic meltdown - a troubled Trump flunky, pecked at and picked apart like roadkill on the Russia Interstate, in his last gasps of public fame and shame". "He went dark", one of the sources said. Trump Jr. has said his father was never made aware of the meeting.

Nunberg worked for Trump from mid-2011 to August 2015 and was sacked from the Trump campaign in the early days after racist Facebook posts were uncovered by the media.

Sam Nunberg, who worked on the campaign during 2015, said collecting emails and other communications he had with other key Trump advisors, particularly Steve Bannon and Roger Stone, was too much trouble and he would not do it.

"Screw that", he told Gloria Borger on CNN.

During the 17-minute interview, Nunberg called the investigation a "witch hunt", questioned what Mueller could do to him for refusing the subpoena, and, based on his interview with investigators, speculated that Mueller may have already collected incriminating information about Trump. "Why would you do this?' To me it's pretty cool to be the first", Nunberg said.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar faces three months out after foot surgery
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:47
The physician added, however, that he should be in "full form" by the time of the World Cup. He has scored 28 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions for PSG.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Guardiola: Win Vs Chelsea So Important, It's In Our Hands Now
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:46
It was the 75th minute, Chelsea was down 1-0 in one of its biggest games of the season, and the team was being toyed with. When they did break, Chelsea gave away the ball to easily with Pedro being particularly guilty of this.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top E-cigarette use predicts current established smoking in teens
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:44
He warned some of the cancer-causing chemicals were found in the bodies of teens who used flavoured e-cigarettes without nicotine .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Congress respects mandate: Rahul Gandhi on 3 NE Polls
Mar 06, 2018 - 01:59
However, shielding the party president, the Congress party asserted that it is not a crime to visit one's grandmother. Mizoram is among the four remaining states in India ruled by the Congress .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oakland Raiders' Aldon Smith checks into rehab after alleged incident
Mar 06, 2018 - 01:52
He was later signed by Oakland - and is now still under contract with Raiders organization - but hasn't played since 2015. On March 10, 2017, Smith was again detained by SFPD when he was a passenger in a vehicle that ran into a police cruiser.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Billy Graham remembered with songs, heartfelt messages at funeral
Mar 06, 2018 - 01:50
Franklin Graham, who delivered the main funeral message , said all of those qualities were part the whole. Anne Graham Lotz said that she believes God is sending a message by bringing Graham to Heaven.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amazon considers launching branded checking accounts for unbanked
Mar 06, 2018 - 01:50
It's completely possible that the company will shy away from the effort and nothing will happen, reports The Wall Street Journal . The concept is still in its early stages , and it's unclear how exactly it would function, the Journal reported.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Anxiety as meat poisoning scare hits South Africa
Mar 06, 2018 - 01:46
Members of the public are in panic mode after processed meat products have been linked to the recent listeriosis outbreak. Here is what some the large supermarket chains said regarding Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken products.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bruising Qualcomm-Broadcom battle heads for showdown
Mar 06, 2018 - 01:46
Broadcom has accused Qualcomm of failing to negotiate seriously, saying they were involved in "engagement theater". Broadcom's dismissive rhetoric notwithstanding, this is a very serious matter for both Qualcomm and Broadcom.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Broncos, Cardinals, Jets, Vikings Finalists For Kirk Cousins
Mar 05, 2018 - 00:25
The Broncos spent a first-round pick on Paxton Lynch just two years ago, but he has not developed in the way Denver hoped. Aside from the Jets and Vikings , the Denver Broncos and the Arizona Cardinals [VIDEO ] are eyeing Cousins' services.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Not right now, Mickelson tells Mexico Championship leader Sharma
Mar 05, 2018 - 00:25
From global journeyman to the doorstep of PGA Tour stardom in three months, Ferdinand Magellan didn't cover that much ground. A victory in this World Golf Championship would be his third in his last eight starts and likely put him in the top 25.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kane Williamson masterclass in vain as Blackcaps go down to England
Mar 05, 2018 - 00:20
We've got some exciting talent, the likes of Mark Chapman , but at the moment they're not Ross Taylor. A dirty, mottled brown, it had been treated with manure in an effort to promote grass growth.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top John Kelly Acknowledges He Mishandled Accusations About Rob Porter
Mar 05, 2018 - 00:20
"We didn't cover ourselves in glory in terms of how we handled that on Wednesday morning; it was confusing", Kelly acknowledged. But Kelly said there was "nothing to even consider resigning over", despite criticism of his handling of the situation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 4 killed in gunfight with army near 44 RR camp in Shopian
Mar 05, 2018 - 00:13
While the army confirmed that the three slain persons were OGWs of terrorists, the police are yet to confirm their exact identity. Militants fired at the mobile vehicle check post of the security forces at Pohan in Shopian around 8 pm that led to a gunfight.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Laura Muir claims gutsy bronze after horror taxi journey
Mar 05, 2018 - 00:13
I think this has prepared me so well for the Commonwealth Games as well. She will take just one day off to compete in Birmingham . Most of the home crowd's attention though was on Muir.