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Was Sam Nunberg Drunk On National Television?

Sam Nunberg, a former aide to Donald Trump, went on multiple news shows yesterday to rail against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, praise Roger Stone and inexplicably insinuate that Trump did something “wrong” with Russia during the campaign.

Shortly after his media Blitz, the Daily Beast reported a possible reason why Nunberg would put himself in such stark legal jeopardy: he had been drinking.

Three close associates of Nunberg say they spoke to him “minutes” before he first called in to MSNBC to air his dirty laundry. In the conversations he reportedly expressed that he was not going to participate in Mueller’s investigation as previously reported. The friends said they feared that he was “drinking again,” and on the verge of a personal meltdown.

Nunberg did not respond to multiple requests for comment from the Daily Beast.

“I think it would be funny if they arrested me,” Nunberg said to MSNBC’s Katy Tur. “What do you think Mueller is gonna do to me?”

“Donald Trump is an idiot,” Nunberg later told Jake Tapper on CNN.

Then, when speaking to Erin Burnett on CNN, Burnett told Nunberg she smelled alcohol on his breath. Nunberg denied having been drinking, saying that he had simply taken antidepressants.

Contact Ari Feldman at or on Twitter @aefeldman




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