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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:12 PM

'If I were the White House, I would be concerned': Ex-Trump aide

‘If I were the White House, I would be concerned’: Ex-Trump aide gets spooked after Russia probe testimony

https://www.alternet.org/2019/01/if-i-were-the-white-house-i-would-be-concerned-ex-trump-aide-gets-spooked-after-russia-probe-testimony/

written by Cody Fenwick January 12, 2019

Sam Nunberg, one of President Donald Trump’s first aides from early on in his campaign in 2015, gave extensive testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee Friday as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“They are doing an exhaustive investigation,” Nunberg said in an interview with NBC News.

The investigation, he explained, seems to be “narrowly focused on collusion.”

“If I were the White House,” he added, “I would be concerned.”

Nunberg has previously been subpoenaed to testify before Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He drew nationwide attention when he made a show, at first, of refusing the subpoena. He eventually complied and testified.

Nunberg is a close friend of Trump ally Roger Stone, who is believed to be target of Mueller’s investigation. Stone was Nunberg’s initial connection to the campaign, but Nunberg was fired early on because of his “racially charged Facebook posts,” according to NBC News.

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The former Trump aide described to NBC News an extensive grilling that lasted over four hours. The report explained:

In the interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee, Nunberg said he was asked about numerous former campaign staff members, the president’s children and other associates including: Roger Stone, Jerome Corsi, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Tom Barrack, Michael Cohen, Steve Bannon, Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump. He was also asked about Trump’s relationship with Aras Agalarov, a Russian oligarch, and his pop-singer son, Emin, who helped set up the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.


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Among the other topics raised Friday, Nunberg said, were the 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in New York with Trump Jr, Manafort, Kushner and a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer offering them the promise of “dirt” on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton; Trump’s travel to Moscow in 2013 for the Miss Universe pageant; the company’s interest in building a tower in the Russian capital.

NBC News reports that despite the relative comity among the Senate committee members, it may be difficult for them to reach consensus on their conclusions with regard to Trump campaign members’ collusion with Russian agents. The House Intelligence Committee, then led by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), issued a partisan report last year backed only by the Republicans purportedly clearing Trump and his campaign of wrongdoing. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has taken control of the committee since the new Democratic majority in the House was sworn in, and he plans to dig back into the investigation.

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Reply 'If I were the White House, I would be concerned': Ex-Trump aide (Original post)
marble falls Jan 11 OP
Cha Jan 11 #1
bdamomma Jan 11 #6
Brother Buzz Jan 11 #2
marble falls Jan 11 #4
Power 2 the People Jan 11 #3
marble falls Jan 11 #5

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:16 PM

1. Karma is a thing.

One way or another.

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:56 PM

6. Yes Cha

Karma is a wonderful thing.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:42 PM

2. That last bit you posted in bold is the core of this mess; essentially the whole enchilada

The House Intelligence Committee, then led by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), issued a partisan report last year backed only by the Republicans purportedly clearing Trump and his campaign of wrongdoing. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has taken control of the committee since the new Democratic majority in the House was sworn in, and he plans to dig back into the investigation.

I'm going to enjoy watching Devin Nunes squirming when the truth comes to light.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:50 PM

4. Next to cheeto's, Nunes' trial will give me the most pleasure.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:25 PM

3. I wish it wasn't a quote from Nunberg and was from somebody more credible.

Nunberg's a clown and nothing but a low level Roger Stone lackey.

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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:54 PM

5. He's the guy who thought he could blow off Mueller. I imagine his reality check from the ...

special prosecutor has given him some insight where from he speaks. I bet he's made his deal, too.

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