Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg showed up to the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., Friday to appear before special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury.
Nunberg’s appearance is a reversal of his pronouncement earlier this week that he would defy a grand jury subpoena issued by Mueller.
Nunberg, who was fired from the Trump campaign in August 2015, was interviewed by Mueller’s investigators in February as part of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.
Nunberg was asked about Trump’s business dealings prior to announcing his presidential bid as well as his activities during a trip to Moscow in 2013. The infamous Steele dossier alleges Trump used prostitutes during that trip, and that the Kremlin is using video footage of the tryst to blackmail the Republican. (RELATED: Fired Trump Aide Speculates Wildly About Trump, And The Mainstream Media Laps It Up)
Nunberg, who is now an outspoken Trump critic, has said that Trump did not use prostitutes in Moscow. He also does not believe the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.
Nunberg sparked a media circus over his grand jury subpoena earlier this week after he told The Washington Post he planned to defy the subpoena and skip his grand jury appearance. (RELATED: Sam Nunberg Apologizes To Sarah Sanders, Says He Will Comply With Mueller Subpoena)
Mueller requested Nunberg’s communication with Trump and nine Trump associates from Nov. 1, 2015.
In a series of bizarre interviews Monday, Nunberg said he believed that Mueller’s request was too burdensome. He denied any wrongdoing and said he saw no evidence of illegal activity when he worked for Trump. He did speculate Mueller’s investigators are zeroing in on Trump over his business activities.
He based that assessment on the questions he was asked by Mueller’s investigators in his February interview.
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