Nunberg threatened to tear up the grand jury subpoena, although he later conceded he would comply with the court order, but Melber said that drama was only a sideshow. But Fox News gave Nunberg short shrift, primarily because (a) Nunberg didn't ask to go on its air, and (b) Nunberg was saying that he thinks Trump has "probably done something" to merit the Mueller investigation.
Nunberg, who on Monday vowed to ignore a subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, was on his latest of multiple interviews when the suspicion was raised.
The 36-year-old lawyer was booted off the Trump campaign after it was revealed that he had made racially charged social media posts about the Rev. Al Sharpton and former President Barack Obama. He also shared with The Post a copy of what appears to be a two-page attachment to his grand-jury subpoena seeking documents related to Trump and nine other people, including emails, correspondence, invoices, telephone logs, calendars and "records of any kind".
"But I don't know that, for sure", he said.
Way back in 2015, shortly after Donald Trump announced his presidential run and the country began to learn what New Yorkers had always known about him, he reassured folks that he was a talent magnet.
Host Erin Burnett said Nunberg has been previously suspected of drinking alcohol in the White House, and asked him if he was intoxicated on-set.
Mr. Nunberg has been asked to provide information from November 1, 2015, through the present about Mr. Trump and several of his aides, including his communications director, Hope Hicks; Corey Lewandowski, his former campaign manager; Stephen K. Bannon, the president's former chief strategist; Mr. Trump's longtime bodyguard, Keith Schiller; and Michael D. Cohen, the former Trump Organization lawyer.
"I'm not going to cooperate when they want me to come into a grand jury for them to insinuate that Roger Stone was colluding with Julian Assange", Nunberg told MSNBC. "[Russian President Vladimir] Putin is too smart to collude with Donald Trump". "But let me reiterate, I have no knowledge or involvement in Russian Collusion or any other inappropriate act".
Mueller's investigation was a "witch hunt", he told the news outlets, but Nunberg also had a sneaking suspicion Trump "may have done something during the election". Minutes later, he called into CNN, where Gloria Borger interviewed him. I understand she was just doing her job, and I think she does a very good job under rough circumstances.
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.
"Mr. Stone appears to be a person at the center of the worldwide intrigue, as you mentioned, the contact with Wikileaks allegedly, which is believed to be by Bob Mueller of investigative interest of a Russian plot that's already been charged in USA federal court", Melber said.
"Why do I have to spend 80 hours going over my email?"
"If it were me", Tapper replied, "I would".