On Monday, former Trump aide Sam Nunberg said that he has been subpoenaed to appear in front of a federal grand jury investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Nunberg, however, said he will refuse to go.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Nunberg claimed that he was asked to appear before the grand jury in Washington on Friday.
Nunberg also provided a copy of what appears to be his two-page grand jury subpoena seeking documents related to President Trump and nine other people, including:
- Telephone logs
- “Records of any kind.”
Nunberg forwarded an email that came from the office of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III seeking his appearance in front of the panel on Friday.
The subpoena requests information about departing White House communications director Hope Hicks, former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and adviser Roger Stone.
Nunberg said he will not cooperate with the subpoena, including either testimony or providing documents.
Nunberg said, “Let him arrest me. Mr. Mueller should understand I am not going in on Friday.”
He also said that he was planning to go on Bloomberg TV and tear up the subpoena.
It is unclear what actions Mueller would take if Nunberg does not appear in front of the grand jury. Nunberg, who was an early campaign aid, was dismissed by Trump.
He is no longer in good standing with the president as well.
Nunberg said, “The Russians and Trump did not collude. Putin is too smart to collude with Donald Trump. I’m not spending 80 hours going over my emails with Roger Stone and Steve Bannon and producing them. Donald Trump won this election on his own. He campaigned his ass off. And there is nobody who hates him more than me.”
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Credit: The Washington Post