Sam Nunberg: If Mueller Sends Me to Jail ‘I’ll Laugh About It’ and ‘Make a Bigger Spectacle’


Monday has been all about former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg. After telling the Washington Post that he was going to ignore a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury in the Russia probe, Nunberg has spent the following hours bouncing from one TV interview to the next.

One question that has come up in those interviews is whether Nunberg is worried that he will go to jail if he indeed refuses to appear in front of the GJ. During his appearance on MSNBC’s The Beat today, Nunberg brushed off the threat of jail time, telling host Ari Melber and a panel of lawyers that he’d laugh if the special counsel locked him up for contempt.

After being told that his numerous interviews could be undermining the case that he shouldn’t testify because he’s indicated he wants to protect his mentor and longtime Trump advisor Roger Stone, Nunberg remained defiant and proclaimed he’s not going to help Robert Mueller build a case against Stone.

“You keep saying there won’t be a consequence,” Melber asked. “What if the consequence is going to jail?”

“They’re not going to send me to jail,” Nunberg exclaimed. “You know what, Mr. Mueller, if he wants to send me to jail, he can send me to jail and I’ll laugh about it, and I’ll make a bigger spectacle than I am on your TV show now.”

Following that, the panel continued to try to talk sense to Nunberg, to middling results.

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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