Aide to Trump campaign faces grand jury

The Associated Press

Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg, left, arrives at the U.S. District Courthouse to appear before a grand jury Friday in Washington.

The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign aide appeared for hours before a federal grand jury Friday, after he defiantly insisted in a series of news interviews just days earlier that he intended to defy a subpoena in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Sam Nunberg spent more than six hours inside the federal courthouse in Washington.

He declined to speak with journalists on the way in or out of the building, and it was not immediately clear what testimony he offered to the grand jury or what documents he provided.

His appearance marked a turnabout from extraordinary public statements Monday when Nunberg, in multiple interviews, balked at complying with a subpoena that sought his appearance before the grand jury as well as correspondence with other campaign officials.

In doing so, he became the first witness in the Mueller probe to openly threaten to defy a subpoena.

But later that night, Nunberg, who initially suggested that he considered Mueller’s document demands unreasonable, told The Associated Press he had relented and predicted he’d wind up complying after all.

“I’m going to end up cooperating with them,” he said.


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