Ex-Trump aide plans to defy Mueller, says 'arrest me'

Ex-Trump aide plans to defy Mueller, says 'arrest me'

Communication The information and document request is said to be asking for all communication between president Trump and his core team, including the now ex-White House communications director Hope Hicks and former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

"Mr. Mueller should understand I am not going in [to the grand jury] on Friday", he said.

MSNBC's Ari Melber got an earlier crack at Nunberg, the type of interview which, another MSNBC host later said, "we have never seen the likes of before in USA history". He did not elaborate either time as to what he thinks may have been illegal.

"Trump may have very well done something during the election with the Russians". White House officials on Monday attacked his credibility and characterized his media appearances as unhinged.

The day began with the Washington Post reporting that special counsel Robert Mueller's office had subpoenaed Nunberg to appear before a federal grand jury, but Nunberg was defying the order.

"Screw that", Nunberg told CNN's Gloria Borger.

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Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Monday that the House panel needs to interview former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg as part of its Russian Federation investigation. He fired in August 2015 amid reports that he posted racially charged messages on Facebook. Minutes after hanging up, Nunberg got back on the air with CNN's Jake Tapper with more bold claims. He also claims, at different times, that Trump "did something" but also that Trump is the victim of "a witch hunt". Trump did not collude with Putin.

"If it were me, I would", Tapper responded, telling Nunberg: "Sometimes life and special prosecutors are not fair, I guess". "As we've said many times before, there was no collusion with the Trump campaign...." During Nunberg's final televised interview of the day, CNN anchor Erin Burnett referenced that speculation, and asked if he had been drinking during the day.

"Sam, I think your dentist is going to dump you right now", he reacted.

Asked where he might move if he had to live in another country, Nunberg replied, "Easy question - the Jewish State of Israel".

"No, besides my meds", Nunberg said. "I'm not going to let them just hurt Roger for no reason". "I don't care", Nunberg added about rumors that he could have been intoxicated.

"We talked earlier about what people in the White House were saying about you, whether you were drinking, or on drugs, or whatever had happened today", Burnett said.

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During the White House press briefing, she said: "I definitely think he doesn't know that for sure because he's incorrect".

McDougal spoke about Nunberg to the Washington Poston Monday, advising him, "If you don't want to testify, don't go on television and do these teaser interviews".

Nunberg said that he was refusing the special counsel "because what they sent me was absolutely ridiculous".

Nunberg was an early Trump adviser, but they parted ways early in the campaign.

He also said the president probably knew about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his top campaign staff and a team of Russians. "He was talking about it a week before..." Nunberg seemed not to care about how the chips would fall.

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