Kushner's United Arab Emirates point man is now cooperating with Mueller probe

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But weirdly, he also seemed to say he thinks Mueller has something else on President Donald Trump.

Later that day however, Nunberg told The Associated Press that, in the end, he's likely "going to end up co-operating with them".

There have been few more surreal moments in the Russian Federation investigation - indeed, in the entire Trump era - than the one we just witnessed.

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg is backing down from his brazen declarations less than 24 hours earlier that he planned to defy a federal subpoena issued by special counsel Robert Mueller.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders dismissed Nunberg's comments.

"They want me in there for grand jury on Friday".

It's tough to believe that Mueller would be able to make much of Nunberg, regardless of his antics on Monday.

"He hasn't worked at the White House, so I certainly can't speak to him or the lack of knowledge that he clearly has".

"He's too smart for that, he didn't want it", said Nunberg of the president.

By halfway through his media tour, Russian manipulation of USA democracy was less of an intriguing question - he backtracked - than what the heck was wrong with Sam Nunberg?

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Nunberg was scheduled to be interviewed on 22 February by Mueller. All the same, he asked for legal advice from various cable news show hosts: "What do you think Mueller's going to do to me?" he asked Tur.

On Monday, Nunberg made headlines after telling the Washington Post that he would not comply with a subpoena springing from the probe into potential collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. I think it would be amusing if they arrested me. The person could later be charged with criminal contempt, said Barbara McQuade, a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of MI who teaches law at the University of MI.

Whatever the reason, two outcomes are certain, according to New York Times political reporter Maggie Haberman: "aggravate Mueller and infuriate Trump". The subpoenas demand communications starting from November 2015, but Trump fired Nunberg in July 2015.

Nunberg rejected any notion that Trump had colluded with Russians, reports Reuters.

After spending hours on television Monday, Nunberg ended the phone interview after just three minutes, saying he needed to return to the arduous task of organizing the emails the special counsel asked him to provide via a written subpoena.

Nunberg said Trump's longtime aide Keith Schiller told him that Trump declined an offer from Emin Agalarov to send women to Trump's hotel room at the Moscow event. He said they acted professionally and that he was "very impressed by them" but that "what I'm not doing is following up with them".

Nunberg was sacked from the Trump campaign in 2015 and went on to endorse Sen.

Colbert's favorite part? When Nunberg dared Mueller to arrest him.

Among those the subpoena requests information about are departing White House communications director Hope Hicks, former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and adviser Roger Stone.