According to the subpoena, which was sent to Nunberg by special counsel Robert Mueller, investigators want emails, text messages, work papers, telephone logs and other documents going back to November 1, 2015, 4½ months after Trump launched his campaign. Asked by Katy Tur whether the prosecutor had something on the president, Nunberg replied: "I think they may".
"I'm not going to cooperate!"
Colbert was also amused that Nunberg seemed to have some self-awareness, even going so far as to predict, "I think my lawyer is going to dump me right now".
Trump has repeatedly called the investigation a "witch hunt" and has insisted that it was the Democrats, rather than his campaign, that coordinated with the Russians during the election.
"I know you all came here to hear me talk about trade tariffs, "Stephen Colbert said at the top of Monday's Late Show".
One of the questions asked Sam Nunberg if he was familiar with any Russian spoken in or around Trump Tower.
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Fox Business Network's Charles Gasparino tweeted Tuesday morning, "just spoke w @NunbergSam he told me he's fully cooperating now w Mueller's team and he's intending to go get treatment following his grand jury appearance on Friday". If you want to negotiate the scope of a grand jury subpoena, you call up Plato Cacheris or Robert Bennett and pay them to negotiate with Mueller.
For the casual follower of the news, it is understandable that it is hard to remember who Nunberg is and to distinguish him from other names in the news like Carter Page, Roger Stone, George Papadopoulos, or Rick Gates.
The special counsel's investigation is now one of several probes looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether Trump campaign associates have any ties with Russians. He also said that "there is nobody who hates [Trump] more than me". Page stridently denies doing anything wrong.
However, Nunberg had been fired from the campaign in the summer of 2015.
Nunberg praised Wiley during his interview with The Post on Tuesday.
Whatever the reason, two outcomes are certain, according to New York Times political reporter Maggie Haberman: "aggravate Mueller and infuriate Trump". Nunberg made a decision to relitigate this on Monday. He also has been on the outs with Trump, who sued Nunberg for $10 million for allegedly violating a confidentiality agreement and leaking information about then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski's relationship with Hope Hicks, who later became Trump's communication director. He at one point said Trump was too smart to fall victim to Russian blackmail, only to later say that Trump "caused this, because he's an idiot".