Former Trump Aide Sam Nunberg Arrives for DC Grand Jury


Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Friday appeared at federal court in Washington D.C. though he publicly claimed earlier that he would not comply with the subpoena issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team over Russian Federation investigation. 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.

Grand jury proceedings are secretive affairs, typically conducted without a lawyer on hand during questioning.

Mueller's grand jury appears to meet regularly, even weekly or more, in the federal courthouse in Washington.

He said he had worked for hours to produce the thousands of emails and other communications requested by Mueller, who is investigating whether the Trump campaign improperly coordinated with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has a trial date set for July 10.

Federal grand juries are powerful investigative tools that operate largely under the control of prosecutors.

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On Tuesday, Fox Business Network reported that Nunberg meant to seek treatment for alcoholism following his grand jury appearance. Stone said he isn't concerned and would be happy to talk to Mueller.

By late Monday, he said he would comply with the subpoena.

The Trump campaign fired Nunberg in August 2015 after racist social media posts emerged.

During the 2016 campaign, Stone appeared to predict that WikiLeaks would soon release damaging information about Hillary Clinton, including stating that it would be Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's "time in the barrel" ahead of the WikiLeaks' release of Podesta's emails. Moscow has denied election meddling, and Mr. Trump has denied colluding with Russians.

A new Zogby poll of likely voters showed President Trump's job approval rating at 48 percent and said his popularity is growing among millennials.