On Sunday Axios reported that last month a grand jury under the direction of Special Counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed all communications — meaning emails, texts, handwritten notes, etc. — that a witness sent and received regarding several people. It turns out that the witness is former Trump aide Sam Nunberg. However, Nunberg now is saying he refuses to cooperate, citing he sees no reason to spend hours digging up emails of his from 2015 that are requested. His cable news meltdown started at 2 PM ET when he spoke to MSNBC host Katy Tur over the phone about the development in Mueller’s case, saying, “Trump may have done something during the election. I don’t know what it is.”
That was just for starters:
Nunberg later told CNN he believed Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russian lawyer. The president has denied he knew about the meeting.
“He talked about it for a week before, and I don’t know why he did this. All he had to say was, ‘Yeah, we met with the Russians. The Russians offered us something, and we thought they had something,’ and that was it. I don’t know why he went around trying to hide it when he shouldn’t have,” Nunberg said.
Nunberg then appeared live, and possibly under the influence of alcohol, notably with MSNBC host Ari Melber, who is a lawyer. He told Melber he objected to the subpoena because it asks for information that he either never talked to or had friendly relationships with.
“Why do I have to give them my personal communications?” he asked. “I’ve talked to them, I’ve spent money on an attorney, I’ve cooperated with them, and then I got something like this [subpoena], and then they want me to go a grand jury next Friday.”
And it’s only Monday.