Robert Swan Mueller III is an American lawyer who is now serving as special counsel in charge of conducting a "full and thorough investigation of the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election", per the Office of the Deputy Attorney General. President Donald Trump, according to Nunberg, was at turns too dumb for Russian President Vladimir Putin to want to collude with and too idiotic to keep himself out of trouble, yet smart enough not to ask women to "come up to his room", a reference to Putin's alleged offer to send women to Trump's hotel room in 2013.
Nunberg began his media whirlwind Monday with the Post, declaring, "Let him arrest me", as he explained why he did not plan to hand over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump and nine current and former Trump advisers, which Mueller had requested. "I'm trying to just get this over with", Nunberg said.
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. But Nunberg served as a top aide to Trump for an extended period of time in 2014 and 2015, including the launch of his presidential campaign.
Nunberg was sued by Trump on the eve of the 2016 Republican convention, for allegedly leaking information about Lewandowski's relationship with close Trump aide and future White House communications director Hope Hicks. Given the roles each has played in Mr. Trump's recent life, it is clear that the president remains in Mr.
Speaking to MSNBC, Nunberg said: "I think it would be amusing if they arrested me".
By 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time Monday night, Nunberg backtracked, telling the Associated Press that he was likely "going to end up cooperating" with Mueller and the grand jury subpoena. "Why do I have to spend 80 hours going over my emails" with former Trump adviser Steve Bannon and Trump associate Roger Stone. That I've had with Steve Bannon and Roger Stone?
But he said his appearances on Monday were also productive from a legal perspective: He said he ultimately chose to cooperate with Mr. Mueller's investigation after a "very reasonable" lawyer who was on a televised panel with him had offered him legal advice.
The Times also reported Nader, who advises Emirates' Crown Prince Mohammad Zayed Al-Nahyan, attended a January 2017 meeting that Mueller's team has probed. She reminded reporters that Nunberg had never worked in the White House.
"I'm not going to weigh into someone who doesn't work at the White House", she said.
In the first occasion, Trump had asked his former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, how his interview had gone with the special counsel's investigators and whether they had been "nice", the report revealed on Wednesday. Nunberg told Tur that his lawyer is "probably going to dump me", prompting Tur to ask, "Are you ready to go to jail?"