Sam Nunberg, a former aide to Donald Trump, has been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller to appear before a grand jury, and he spent much of Monday telling the media — on-air and off — he wasn't going to comply.
"They want me over at the grand jury — screw that. Why do I have to go? Why? So what?" Nunberg said in a phone call with CNN.
"This is so ridiculous. I'm not going to give them every email I had with Steve Bannon and Roger Stone," Nunberg told Ari Melber on MSNBC.
"I started going over my emails, and I said, 'This is ridiculous.' Why do I have to hand over all of my emails to a federal investigator?" Nunberg asked CNN's Erin Burnett.
But after all that, Nunberg told AP News he'd probably cooperate with Mueller's investigation after all — he just wishes the special counsel would narrow the scope of his subpoena.
In addition to appearing before a grand jury, the subpoena also asks that Nunberg hand over communications between him and a number of members of the Trump campaign, including the president himself.
Nunberg worked for Trump from 2011 to 2015. He was fired from the Trump campaign after Business Insider published a story about racially charged Facebook posts he had made.