Former Donald Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg has delivered a utterly baffling string of media appearances, in which he dared the head of the inquiry into potential Russian election interference to arrest him, suggested Trump knew about the scandalous Trump Tower meeting between campaign officials and Russia-linked figures before it occurred, and insinuated that the ongoing investigation may already have “something” on the president.
Nunberg, who was let go from the Trump team in 2015, first told The Washington Post that he was not going to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations into the allegations the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the election.
“I’m not spending 80 hours going over my emails with [former advisors] Roger Stone and Steve Bannon and producing them,” Nunberg said, indicating he flat-out isn’t going to comply with Mueller’s request for communication records between high-level campaign figures potentially suspected of rank dealings with Russia.
Nunberg then called into network MSNBC, telling host Katy Tur “I think it would be funny if they arrested me” over his apparent defiance of Mueller’s subpoena. When asked if Mueller already had some sort of incriminating evidence against the president, Nunberg said “I think they may. I think that he may have done something during the election.”
“Do you think that [Robert Mueller’s investigators] have something on the president?”
“I think they may. I think that he may have done something during the election” pic.twitter.com/6n7PFzMoAX
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) March 5, 2018
He then reiterated those claims to CNN, and also told host Jake Tapper that the POTUS had clear knowledge of the meeting between Team Trump individuals including Donald Trump Jr. and a Russia-linked attorney who said they had incriminating evidence against election opponent Hillary Clinton.
In seeming contradiction to that viewpoint, he also said “Donald Trump did not collude with the Russians! It’s the biggest joke to ever think Donald Trump colluded with the Russians.”
Another interview with Erin Burnett followed, where he was was straight-up asked if he had been drinking.
Here’s CNN’s Erin Burnett telling former Trump aide Sam Nunberg that she can smell alcohol on his breath. He says he hasn’t been drinking. pic.twitter.com/tryye9AiqA
— Jim Dalrymple II (@Dalrymple) March 6, 2018
Nunberg’s spree may just be one of the most self-implosive actions in recent memory. Watch this space to see if Mueller takes the bait and actually attempts to get the bloke arrested.