Former Trump associate Sam Nunberg dared the federal government to arrest him in an off-the-rails interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper Monday.
“Jake, I’m going to send you the subpoena. You know what? I’m going to be the first one in history to flat out say, I’m not going,” Nunberg said.
He was reportedly served with a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller and ordered to turn over communications from over two years ago with a number of Trump associates like Steve Bannon and Hope Hicks.
Tapper asked, “You’re not going?”
“I’m not going to the grand jury. I’m not going to spend 30 hours going over my e-mails. I’m not doing it. Why do I have to do it?”
“You have testified before the grand jury already, right?” Tapper said.
“No. I met with them and they were very professional,” Nunberg answered. “By the way, I was very impressed. But what I’m not doing is following up with it. I think Mueller has enough on Trump. He doesn’t need me to start giving him information on Roger Stone and Steve Bannon. Jake, I communicated with Roger Stone and Steve Bannon 15 times a day. So I have to spend 80 hours going over e-mails?”
“Well, I agree that it seems like a lot of time,” Tapper said, “But it is law enforcement telling you that you have to do it. That’s what a subpoena is. Are you actually willing to go to jail for this?” (RELATED: ‘Let Him Arrest Me’: Ex-Trump Aide Says He’ll Rip Up Mueller Grand Jury Subpoena)
Nunberg said, “I’m not cooperating. Arrest me.”
Tapper responded, “You’re not cooperating, arrest you?”
“Yes. I’m not cooperating,” Nunberg said. “You’re going to arrest me, arrest me. Because you know what? I’m not a fan of Donald Trump, Jake.”