(The Hill) – A former aide to President Trump’s campaign sent Washington into a frenzy on Monday by announcing he would defy a special counsel subpoena in a series of bizarre interviews on cable television.
Sam Nunberg — who was fired from the Trump campaign for racist social media posts and was later sued by the president for allegedly breaking a nondisclosure agreement — said he’d received a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller demanding his correspondences with Trump and nine other former senior campaign or White House officials.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Nunberg said Mueller’s request was too burdensome and that he would not comply with the order. He dared Mueller to throw him in jail.
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The networks scrambled to book Nunberg following that bombshell declaration, allowing him to call in remotely and ramble for large blocks of time in which he contradicted himself, insulted various former colleagues and White House officials, asked two anchors for legal advice and called Mueller a “moron.”