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Archive for March 6th, 2018

Former Trump Aide Changes Mind After Defiantly Daring Mueller to Jail Him

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg.

By Steve Neavling
Ticklethewire.com

Sam Nunberg, who helped launch Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2015, embarked on a surreal, daylong media blitz in which he defiantly dared special counsel Robert Mueller to arrest him, called the president “stupid” and suggested Trump colluded with Russia to undermine the 2016 election.

But after a string of interviews in which he denigrated Trump, called the Russia investigation “a witch hunt” and pledged to ignore a subpoena to appear before a grand jury Friday, Nunberg told the Associated Press that he likely would comply.

Nunberg’s tirade shocked lawmakers and even prompted a CNN reporter to ask if was drunk.

At times erratic, angry and confrontational, Nunberg disclosed he was interviewed by Mueller’s team, which is investigating whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to wage a propaganda campaign against his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Nunberg, who was fired from the campaign in August 2015 over racially insensitive Facebook posts, said that it was unfair he was ordered to turn over emails he exchanged with a host of former top campaign officials, saying it would take dozens of hours.

“I think it would be really, really funny if they wanted to arrest me because I don’t want to spend 80 hours going over emails,” he told MSNBC.

His demeanor and message dramatically changed later in the day, telling an AP reporter that he’s willing to comply but believes the scope of the investigation is too wide-ranging.

A failure to cooperate with a subpoena can result in charges of contempt of court and obstruction of justice.

It’s unclear why Nunberg so quickly changed his mind.

Closely Guarded Steele Dossier Alleges Russia Influenced Trump’s Decision Making

President Trump at the White House, via the White House.

By Steve Neavling
Ticklethewire.com

A closely guarded, shocking memo authored by former British spy Christopher Steele alleges Russia influenced Donald Trump’s decision-making during the presidential transition and even believed it blocked Trump from appointing former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the secretary of state position.

A lengthy profile of the former intelligence officer in the New Yorker indicated Steele wrote the salacious dossier in November 2016 based on information he received from a “senior Russian official” who said the Kremlin was convinced it had successfully influenced Trump to choose a secretary of state who was more Russia-friendly and would not lift sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. 

A month later, Trump dropped Romney and selected former ExxonMobil executive “Rex” Tillerson, who had business ties to Russia and impressed Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The memo also alleges CIA Director John Brennan was tipped off by British intelligence officials in August 2016 about intercepted communications between Trump’s campaign and Moscow. The CIA followed up and discovered Putin was personally involved in election interference.

The memo includes allegations that Trump may be connected to a prominent Russian mobster who operated a gambling and money laundering ring out of an apartment in Trump Tower.

News reports on Monday revealed that Trump and many of his top campaign aides have been subpoenaed and ordered to disclose all communication among each other.