Sam Nunberg’s four Russiagate bombshells (and one from Mike Murphy) hit Trump point-blank
For those of you who might have slept through yesterday, Sam Nunberg, the former Trump campaign advisor who outed himself as the Trump-connected figure who leaked a grand jury subpoena issued in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of the Trump presidential campaign, dropped four massive Russiagate bombshells in his marathon series of live phone calls and appearances on MSNBC and CNN yesterday.
The trainwreck blindsided the White House, and they have clearly been hit hard when Trump himself claims there is no “CHAOS” in all-caps on Twitter. In other words, the accusations have hit him point-blank.
Nunberg, who insisted he would defy Mueller’s subpoena (but later seems to have changed his mind), dropped four bombshells:
- Carter Page colluded with Russia. Sam Nunberg appeared on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper yesterday and “said in no uncertain terms that he believes that Carter Page — a controversial former adviser to the Trump campaign — had worked unlawfully with the Kremlin during the 2016 election. ‘Carter Page was colluding with the Russians,’ Nunberg said, repeating himself to an incredulous Tapper.”
- Nunberg is pretty sure Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting — with Russians in which relatives and advisors tried to get dirt on Hillary Clinton — beforehand. The Hill writes: “A former aide to President Trump said Wednesday that it’s ‘probable’ that President Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. told his father about a controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016. ‘I think it’s probable that that meeting with Don Jr. – I am sure Don Jr. reported to his father what they had heard,’ the former aide, Sam Nunberg, said on MSNBC. ‘I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, by the way.'” Trump also told Jake Tapper, “You know he knew about it. He was talking about it a week before. … I don’t know why he went around trying to hide it.”
- Mueller may have something on Trump. Nunberg said this several times in multiple appearances.
- Trump’s then-security boss told him that the son of a Russian wheeler-dealer Emin Agalarov offered to send women to Trump’s Moscow hotel room in 2013. Nunberg told CNN’s Gloria Borger that “Schiller told him that Emin Agalarov, the pop-star son of a Russian oligarch with ties to Vladimir Putin, offered to send women in Trump’s hotel room during the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013.”
Mike Murphy, GOP strategist and former presidential campaign strategist for Sen. John McCain, couldn’t resist joining in with his own bombshell: Last night, on MSNBC’s The 11th Hour, Murphy told host Brian Williams, “I was walking around [Beverly Hills] and an international businessman I know pretty well, swore me to secrecy said ‘You can say this on TV. A friend of mine got pulled in by Mueller asking about a MOU, a memorandum of understanding, that Trump had with Russian interests during the 2016 campaign and Mueller has the documents.’”
What was that about “no collusion,” Dotard McDollhands?