Jake Tapper Offers Sam Nunberg Some Free Advice: ‘If It Were Me, I Would’ Cooperate


Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg just can’t stop calling into cable news programs following his decision to snub his nose at Special Counsel Robert Mueller and ignore a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury. Following two interviews with MSNBC and CNN, Nunberg phoned into Jake Tapper’s program this afternoon and tossed out some more crazy nuggets.

After dishing on an affair between Hope Hicks and Corey Lewandowski and alleging “weird dude” Carter Page colluded with Russia, Nunberg ended his call with Tapper by asking for some free legal advice.

“Sam, always a pleasure talking to you,” the CNN host said. “Please keep in touch because obviously, I’m guessing there will be repercussions if you tear up that subpoena and refuse to cooperate.”

Nunberg asked Tapper if he should cooperate and spend dozens of hours going through his emails.

“If it were me, I would,” the anchor responded. “If you are just asking my opinion. Just because it sounds like a pain but he is the special counsel and he does have the long arm of the law.”

Nunberg complained that he spoke to Steve Bannon and Roger Stone multiple times a day, wondering aloud why he needs to provide all of his communications with those two.

“Sometimes life and special prosecutors are not fair, I guess,” Tapper noted. “I would cooperate were it me. I’m a different breed of cat.”

The ex-Trump aide went on to ask Tapper if he was the first person to ever do this, leading the CNN anchor to state that Nunberg was the “first one I’ve ever spoken with who has done it.”

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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