Sam Nunberg Says He’ll Cooperate With Special Counsel, Stay Off TV: ‘I Got in Enough Trouble Yesterday’

“It’s absolutely ridiculous I should spend more time on this s—,” former campaign aide Sam Nunberg tells TheWrap

Last Updated: March 6, 2018 @ 8:36 AM

Coming off a marathon series of interviews Monday, former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg walked back on his stated plan to defy special counsel Robert Mueller and would comply with a subpoena to testify in the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

“My plan is to spend many hours to comply with the subpoena,” he told TheWrap Tuesday morning. “I am listening to my lawyer. I got in enough trouble yesterday.”

Nunberg added that there would be “no more television” appearances but that he had “no regrets” about any of his TV hits on Monday.

The decision to comply with the Mueller’s probe was a swift reversal for Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide who blitzed cable news airwaves yesterday insisting that he would defy the subpoena.

He argued it was unreasonably onerous and that he didn’t want to be part of creating a circumstantial case against another former Trump adviser, Roger Stone — whom he called a mentor.

“It’s absolutely ridiculous I should spend more time on this s—. I don’t think that’s fair,” Nunberg told TheWrap after wrapping up his on-air appearances. “I’m not interested in spending hours going over and trying to pull emails. Once again, I email with Steve Bannon and Roger Stone 30 times a day 40 times a day — it’s not fair.”

Reached for comment, Roger Stone moved swiftly to distance himself from Nunberg, telling The Wrap that his former colleague “speaks only for himself.”

Nunberg, who placed his personal Trump-related legal fees somewhere in the “five figures,” said he was no longer interested in defending the president — and repeated suggestions he made on TV Monday night that Trump and other aides may be in legal jeopardy from Mueller’s investigation.

“I don’t excuse Donald Trump for screwing me over for Corey [Lewandowski],” Nunberg said, rehashing an old campaign gripe. “He’s getting indicted. At least Jared [Kushner], maybe Trump,” he said, declining to elaborate on what charges he thought either might face.

On MSNBC with Katy Tur, Nunberg raised eyebrows by suggesting that some amount of impropriety may have happened during the campaign.

“Do you think that [Robert Mueller’s investigators] have something on the president?” asked Tur.

“I think they may. I think that he may have done something during the election,” Nunberg responded.

Nunberg has a long history of provocative public statements. His formal involvement with Trump ended in August 2015 after web sleuths uncovered old Facebook posts in which he called Al Shaprton’s daughter the N-word and referred to President Obama as a “Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser.”