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"They want me over at the grand jury - screw that".

Monday afternoon, Nunberg gave a series of interviews to MSNBC and CNN, making accusations against President Donald Trump and threatening that he would defy Mueller over his request to appear before a grand jury and surrender thousands of emails with key people involved in the Trump campaign.

"This is so ridiculous".

Later, in another interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Nunberg said, "If they are going to arrest me, arrest me".

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg was on cable news more often than Big Pharma ads, talking - and talking and talking and talking - about how he plans to thumb his nose at a subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

But Rep. Mike Conaway, the Texas Republican leading the committee's Russian Federation probe, seemed to throw cold water on the idea that the committee should speak to Nunberg, who was an early adviser to Trump's campaign before he was sacked in August 2015.

But he was sacked in August that year after strong racist comments he made on his Facebook page years earlier surfaced.

The Daily Beast reported that three close friends of Nunberg's anxious that he had been drinking before his television appearances.

Nunberg: You know what?

Among those suggesting that Nunberg was impaired was a "Trump ally" who told CNN's Erin Burnett that Nunberg was "drunk or off his meds", in her paraphrasing.

"I was briefly part of the Trump campaign and have been the president's friend and adviser for decades, and would expect that Mueller's team would at some point ask for any documents or e-mails sent or written by me", Stone told Bloomberg News.

The interview sparked concern online Mr Nunberg appeared under "severe mental distress".

"I'm going to end up cooperating with them", he told the outlet. "And there is nobody who hates him more than me".

Nunberg interpreted Trump's comments as a veiled reference to the Trump Tower meeting that Donald Trump Jr. had set up.

"I'm not going to cooperate", Nunberg told MSNBC.

I don't know the answer to that Sam, though I will say that calling MSNBC in the middle of the day to ask that question probably isn't your best bet.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted Nunberg on Monday and refuted any suggestion that the campaign colluded with Russian Federation. Nunberg denied having been drinking, saying that he had simply taken antidepressants.

Nunberg said that he met with Mueller's office once before, and was "impressed" by them.

"Sometimes life and special prosecutors are not fair, I guess", Tapper said.