‘I’m Going To Cooperate With Mueller’: Ex-Trump Aide Backpedals On Russia Probe After Meltdown
Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg, who boasted on several interviews that he would not comply with a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller, is now saying that he would cooperate with the special counsel.
“I’m going to end up cooperating with them,” Nunberg told The Associated Press.
His sudden reversal came after he spent most of Monday declaring in a series of media interviews that he would defy the subpoena from Mueller, who is investigating Russian election interference and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Nunberg on Monday questioned repeatedly why he should have to comply with the subpoena and made a number of claims, including that former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page conspired with the Russians during the 2016 presidential race.
He also suggested in an interview with MSNBC that President Trump himself “may have done something during the election,” but acknowledged that he wasn’t certain.
If Nunberg were to refuse to comply with the subpoena, he could be held in contempt, a charge that carries a range of possible repercussions, including jail time.
Even the possibility of jail time did not seem to phase Nunberg, who said on MSNBC on Monday that he thought it would be “funny” if he was arrested for his refusal to comply with the subpoena.
The White House denied Nunberg’s suggestions of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia on Monday, saying he has never worked in the White House and has no inside knowledge of the matter.
“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,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a press briefing.