As Trump flirted with running for president, particularly in 2011, there were only two main political aides for the NY real estate developer: Republican political hatchet man Roger Stone and his protege, Nunberg.
Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller has learned President Donald Trump asked two witnesses, including former chief of staff Reince Priebus, about their interviews with investigators, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Business Insider had written about Nunberg's racially charged Facebook posts from years prior, and the nascent political organization jettisoned him.
There are reasons why Nunberg matters a lot as Mueller's Russian Federation investigation picks up steam. "I believe that Carter Page was colluding with the Russians", Nunberg said on CNN. He couldn't collude. How could he? Nunberg pulled out the usual, right-wing, why-isn't-Hillary-being-investigated speech, but he also began yammering so aimlessly that Burnett felt it appropriate to tell Nunberg that "I smell alcohol on your breath", to which Nunberg replied he was not drunk, as much as this might have made for a merciful excuse for his behavior. The two share a lust for the spotlight and a lack of impulse control.
As a demonstration of everything TV news does right and does wrong, it's hard to beat the media-storm created by Sam Nunberg on Monday.
"Roger did not do anything!"
George Nader, who attended a January 2017 meeting in the Seychelles with informal Donald Trump adviser and Blackwater founder Erik Prince (the brother of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos), gave testimony to the grand jury last week. His issue with the proceedings? "I did not think it was going to be a therapy session, but I think it became a therapy session". Yes, ratings had something to do with it, but it was also because media types thought they were getting information that they could use against Donald Trump.
"I'd have to sit there and save everything!"
Trump filed a US$10 million lawsuit against Nunberg in July 2016, accusing him of violating a non-disclosure agreement, but they settled the suit one month later. "I'm not paying the money to go down there". I am reluctant to share the contents of my emails with myself. "It's not surprising that the special counsel may want to see emails and memos that I wrote to the campaign and about politics".
Some of Nunberg's associates said they were anxious about his state of mind.
This is a person with significant media experience who doesn't need to be told the gravity of what he is saying or doing. If yes to the first two and no to the third, the job is yours.
No, I mean, I'm just trying to understand what happened today.
It is fair to ask Nunberg what he personally knows, what he experienced, what he would tell the special prosecutor. Not the Trump campaign!
Having other people around whose response to moments of stress was to rush to telephone cable news and rant incoherently for hours at a time must, no doubt, have soothed Trump.
"Nobody made him go on television".
But by the time Nunberg appeared on Melber's show Monday evening, his behavior had grown increasingly erratic - captivating everyone from West Wing aides to members of the media, and alarming some of his friends, who called him and begged him to stop. In one of them, he referred to Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter as a "N- - -".
This is a long, bad joke.
"You can't think of anything more intelligent to say?" The subpoena sought communications related to Trump and nine other people, including Hope Hicks, Michael Cohen, Stephen Bannon, Corey Lewandowski, and Roger Stone.