After former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg gave a series of freakish interviews on cable news shows declaring that he would refused to comply with a subpoena with special counsel Robert Mueller, Nunberg finally relented on Monday night and said he would ultimately cooperate with the Mueller investigation.
"I think he definitely doesn't know that for sure because he's incorrect", Sanders said.
Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg's unhinged Monday media blitz included a sit-down interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, during which she accused him of being drunk on her show, and it didn't go over well for the network with viewers.
"This is so ridiculous". Should I spend 50 hours going over all my emails with Roger [Stone] and Steve Bannon?
Mueller, the former FBI director who is leading the investigation into possible ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, is also seeking any records Nunberg has relating to Trump and nine others involved with his administration, including emails and telephone logs, Nunberg said.
He was sacked from the campaign for racist Facebook posts and at times has been at odds with Trump, who sued Nunberg for $10 million, alleging he violated a confidentiality agreement.
In a 2017 interview with Newsmax, Nunberg said his grandfather Simon survived Auschwitz but that the rest of Simon's family, including his parents, were murdered.
Asked if he was concerned about being held in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena, Nunberg laughed off the idea.
"You're the first one I've ever spoken with who's ever done it", Tapper said.
Nunberg said he plans to comply with all aspects of the subpoena, including the federal grand jury testimony he has been called to deliver on Friday.
"No, besides my meds", Nunberg said. "I'm pretty sure after Mueller gets through with him, it's gonna be flip".
It's unclear what Nunberg would know about the inner workings of the Trump campaign or the White House or what interest Mueller would have outside of his contacts with Stone and former White House strategist Stephen Bannon.
"He hasn't worked at the White House so I certainly can't speak to him or the lack of knowledge he clearly has", Sanders said.
Nunberg said he was ultimately swayed by the points some of the interviewers and TV guests he spoke with on Monday raised, notably former United States attorney Barbara McQuade, who warned Nunberg on MSNBC he could be charged with contempt.
I don't know the answer to that Sam, though I will say that calling MSNBC in the middle of the day to ask that question probably isn't your best bet.
If true, that would mean then-candidate Trump had been willing to work with Russians offering dirt on Hillary Clinton, a disclosure that would potentially help special counsel Robert Mueller build his case against the president. "They want me to say that Roger was going around telling people he was colluding with Julian Assange". And his investigators are reportedly scrutinizing the Trump Organization's efforts to secure the deal, among other business dealings before the election.