Sam Nunberg, former aide to President Donald Trump now risks serving time in jail after he revealed in an interview that he would not comply with a subpoena served him by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian influence in the last 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Nunberg made his intention known after granting multiple interviews with media outlets saying he would refuse to comply with the subpoena and is ready to go to jail to serve time.
“I’m not going to cooperate,” Nunberg told MSNBC.
“Let’s see what Mr. Mueller does. I think it would be funny if they arrested me. I think it would be really, really funny if they wanted to arrest me because I don’t want to spend 80 hours going over emails I had with Steve Bannon and Roger Stone,” he said, referring to both the former White House chief strategist and one of Trump’s associates.
According to reports, Nunberg first worked for one of Trump’s businesses and later helped advise Trump’s presidential campaign, but he was fired in August 2015 amid reports that he posted racially charged messages on Facebook.
His comments are coming weeks after Trump slammed Democrats for daring to send him a memo relating to Russia investigation as regards the 2016 American election which they knew he would reject.
In a tweet posted on his time-line , and time, Trump said he had asked Democratic members to re-do the memo and also accused the FBI and Department of Justice of bias and improperly seeking surveillance of his former campaign adviser Carter Page.
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