Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
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Mueller Told of Trump Conversations With Two Witnesses

Mueller Told of Trump Conversations With Two Witnesses

"It is the biggest joke to ever think that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians", said Nunberg, who also spoke to the Washington Post and CNN.

In the wake of Sam Nunberg's cable news extravaganza, Stephen Colbert took some time out of The Late Show to dissect the former Trump campaign aide's revelations.

Nunberg and Cohen's travails undermine the Trump family's narrative about the patriarch's flawless radar for finding the best people.

Way back in 2015, shortly after Donald Trump announced his presidential run and the country began to learn what New Yorkers had always known about him, he reassured folks that he was a talent magnet. "He took over cable news like a auto chase".

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed Nunberg's comments.

First, whatever Mr. Nunberg told the prosecutors and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who interviewed him last month, they revealed it to one of their grand juries; and they asked and received from the grand jury a subpoena compelling Mr. Nunberg to recount to the grand jury what he said in his interview.

That witness was Sam Nunberg.

Others pointed out that Nunberg was a big boy who could take the heat - and as a former aid to then-candidate Trump was fair game.

Nunberg is a lawyer who has been admitted to the New York state bar after graduating from Touro Law Center on Long Island, New York.

Information for this article was contributed by Philip Rucker of The Washington Post. He was there at the beginning and would be in position to tell Mr. Mueller about the campaign's origins, including the roles played by campaign officials who were also there at the time.

At the time, Nunberg's firing was viewed as part of a broader struggle between Trump aides Corey Lewandowski and Roger Stone.

Nunberg started working for then-businessman Trump in 2011, making him one of his earliest political advisers, but he was sacked from the Republican's campaign in August 2015 before the heat of the 2016 presidential race.

"Do you think that [Robert Mueller's investigators] have something on the president?" asked Tur.

Bob Mueller himself appears to disagree. Mueller had offered him immunity in return for his testimony.

In his interviews, Nunberg also said Mueller may already have incriminating evidence on Trump directly, although he would not say what that evidence might be.

Even separate from that question, though, it was clear Nunberg was under plenty of pressure. He's been questioned "numerous times" by the special counsel's team. There is much speculation about Mueller's intentions.

Axios criticized the coverage of Nunberg as an example of why "America hates the media".

It seems that Nunberg himself learned something from his media circuit. "But perhaps they don't", Nunberg told Bloomberg News on Wednesday.

In response to the Nunberg news, Stone told Fox News he expected Mueller to eventually ask for similar correspondence, but that he had "no knowledge or involvement" in any collusion with Russian Federation. Coming from someone who has been interviewed by Mueller's team, that certainly carries some weight. Nunberg stressed he still "doesn't know" if he will appear Friday before investigators as requested.

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