A former Trump campaign aide put his whirlwind media meltdown behind him on Friday and showed up at federal court in Washington for a scheduled grand jury appearance.
Mr. Nunberg soon reversed course, telling the Journal that he spent Tuesday going through his emails to respond to Mr. Muellers subpoena, which sought documents related to nearly a dozen campaign officials and other advisers, including Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, political consultant Roger Stone and outgoing White House communications director Hope Hicks.
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Sam Nunberg, who vowed to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller in a series of interviews earlier in the week, did not speak to reporters as he entered court around 9 a.m.
Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg shows up to face grand jury
The 36-year-old New Yorkers public breakdown over his being targeted by Muellers Russia investigation had him thinking about undergoing treatment for alcohol abuse.
I am a little worried about me, and Ill talk more about it next week, Nunberg told the Daily News on Tuesday.
Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, spent several hours testifying before a federal grand jury in Washington Friday, after reversing earlier statements that he wouldnt cooperate with special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Ex-Trump aide Sam Nunberg appears before Mueller grand jury
A day earlier he appeared on numerous cable news shows and spoke to a number of reporters about his decision to ignore a subpoena that sought his appearance before a grand jury as well as correspondence with multiple other campaign officials.
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But later that night, Nunberg told The Associated Press that he had relented and would wind up complying after all.
He said he had worked for hours to produce the thousands of emails and other communications requested by Mueller, who is investigating whether the Trump campaign improperly coordinated with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Mueller requested communications Nunberg had with several people in Trumps inner circle, including his mentor Roger Stone; Stephen Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, and Carter Page, the ex-foreign policy adviser.
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Nunberg also said that being in touch with the special counsels office has been a grueling experience, and that he decided to go on TV because he wants people to know what its like.
I just wanted people to know my story. Why do I have to get dragged through something like this? he told The News.
So far, 19 people and three companies have been charged in Muellers investigation.
Among them are Trumps former campaign chairman and the former White House national security adviser. Five people have pleaded guilty.
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