OH THIS IS GOOD! Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, has issued a dare to the federal government: arrest him. He stated that he would refuse to appear before a federal grand jury after being subpoenaed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
“Jake, I’m going to send you the subpoena. You know what? I’m going to be the first one in history to flat out say, I’m not going,” Nunberg said.
Tapper asked, “You’re not going?”
“I’m not going to the grand jury. I’m not going to spend 30 hours going over my e-mails. I’m not doing it. Why do I have to do it?”
“You have testified before the grand jury already, right?” Tapper said.
“No. I met with them and they were very professional,” Nunberg answered. “By the way, I was very impressed. But what I’m not doing is following up with it. I think Mueller has enough on Trump. He doesn’t need me to start giving him information on Roger Stone and Steve Bannon. Jake, I communicated with Roger Stone and Steve Bannon 15 times a day. So I have to spend 80 hours going over e-mails?”
“Well, I agree that it seems like a lot of time,” Tapper said, “But it is law enforcement telling you that you have to do it. That’s what a subpoena is. Are you actually willing to go to jail for this?”
Nunberg said, “I’m not cooperating. Arrest me.”
Tapper responded, “You’re not cooperating, arrest you?”
“Yes. I’m not cooperating,” Nunberg said. “You’re going to arrest me, arrest me. Because you know what? I’m not a fan of Donald Trump, Jake.”
I do agree with him… in fact, I speculate that the mere fact that Mueller is expanding the investigation into other countries may prove it’s a witch hunt, plain and simple.