Sam Nunberg says he would rip up a subpoena in Trump-Russia inquiry, but that Trump may have broken the law during the election.
In a pair of extraordinary interviews on Monday, former Donald Trump aide Sam Nunberg said he would defy a grand jury subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller but also said the president “may have done something” illegal.
Speaking first to the Washington Post and then on MSNBC, Nunberg vowed to defy Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and alleged collusion between Trump aides and Moscow.
Mueller has indicted 13 Russians and four former Trump aides, three of whom have entered plea deals involving co-operation.
Nunberg, however, said he would tear up his subpoena live on Bloomberg TV.
He also met with CNN’s Erin Burnett where she asked him if he was drunk. Watch below:
He also told MSNBC host Katy Tur, the author of a bestselling book on the Trump campaign, that he thought the candidate “may have done something” illegal during the election.
He added: “I don’t know that for sure.”
Nunberg, a protege of veteran political operative Roger Stone, was Trump’s political adviser prior to the start of his White House run.