Late Monday afternoon, we were treated to a series of freakish interviews on almost every major cable television channel except Fox when a colorful character named Sam Nunberg, a former personal and political aide to Donald Trump, took to the airwaves to denounce a grand jury subpoena he received compelling the production of documents and live testimony.
Speaking first to the Washington Post and then on MSNBC, Nunberg vowed to defy Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election and alleged collusion between Trump aides and Moscow.
By 9:53 p.m. on the East Coast, Nunberg further reversed the statement of cooperation and told MSNBC's Melber that he wanted investigators to explain why he needsed to testify, adding, "I'm not interested in facilitating a circumstantial case against Roger Stone". But he also was a member of the Trump campaign during a period that Mueller's team is probing.
In January 2017, Erik Prince, the founder of the private security company Blackwater, met with a Russian official close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and later described the meeting to congressional investigators as a chance encounter that was not a planned discussion of U.S. -Russia relations. "Why does Bob Mueller need to see my emails when I send Roger and Steve clips and we talk about how much we hate people?"
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.
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In the wake of Sam Nunberg's cable news extravaganza, Stephen Colbert took some time out of The Late Show to dissect the former Trump campaign aide's revelations. "Let me just give them what they want because there's nothing there anyway". Also on the list are Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman who faces numerous charges of money laundering and tax evasion, and Rick Gates, a former campaign aide and Manafort partner who has pleaded guilty to lying and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.
Speaking to the Post, Nunberg dared Mueller to act if he refused to appear before a grand jury on Friday. I believe Carter Page was colluding with the Russians.
Colbert went on to quip about the extent of Nunberg's tirade.
The brouhaha erupted Monday, when Nunberg slammed Sanders in a freaky interview with Spectrum News. Minutes later, he called into CNN, where Gloria Borger interviewed him. "I got in enough trouble yesterday". And the next hour, Nunberg was on CNN again, this time with Tapper.
Nunberg was speaking out to explain his frustration with the ongoing Russian Federation investigation by Robert Mueller. For that, he was automatically shunned, reduced to a mere mention, by Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Monday's substitute-for-Tucker-Carlson Mark Steyn (don't know him? he's the one that yells in a Canadian growl and looks like a grizzly bear who's learned to shave). "I'm not interested in spending hours going over and trying to pull emails".
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