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3/9/2018

Nunberg Shows for His Grand Jury Appearance

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:00 am

Too bad. The Sam Nunberg I knew earlier this week thought it would be “funny” if Robert Mueller arrested him for refusing to comply with his subpoena — and I tended to agree.

No word yet on whether he has alcohol on his breath, as he apparently did in his interview earlier this week with Erin Burnett:

Word this week was that he was going to get treatment for alcoholism, which is good. It’s a disease. It’s not easy to beat. But it can be done.

When your mentor is Roger Stone, becoming a non-cretin is probably going to be tougher.

[Cross-posted at RedState and The Jury Talks Back.]

85 Responses to “Nunberg Shows for His Grand Jury Appearance”

  1. How would Mueller handle it if Nunberg showed up to his subpoenaed interview completely plastered drunk? Is that seen as a non-compliance with the subpoena? Does the subpoena need to start that he needs to show up sober?

    Dejectedhead (81690d)

  2. Who would talk to Erin Burkett sober?

    Kevin M (752a26)

  3. How would Mueller handle it if Nunberg showed up to his subpoenaed interview completely plastered drunk?

    I can just see that. Every question is answered with a slurred, rambling and repetitive monologue, little of which is relevant to the question.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  4. Patterico probably knows the facts to this, but he might have postponed the testimony by checking into a medical rehab.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  5. Its possible, but you don’t note the abuse of power, in this situation, that was why we were in his rooting corner. For a while.

    narciso (d1f714)

  6. Every question is answered with a slurred, rambling and repetitive monologue, little of which is relevant to the question.

    Sort of like Trump at a press conference, in other words?

    Dave (445e97)

  7. i like Mr. Nunberg he reminds me of that guy from Metropolitan

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  8. I would have dearly loved this guy fighting the subpoena as an abuse of process. Give the courts another chance to end the tyranny of SC’s who have unfettered jurisdiction.

    Ed from SFV (3400a5)

  9. A drunk walks into a bar.
    He didn’t see that the cell door was closed.

    nk (dbc370)

  10. Sort of like Trump at a press conference, in other words?

    Trump doesn’t drink, so I doubt he slurs much. Oh, wait.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  11. Meanwhile, they can’t schedule a hearing for William Campbell the fellow who unraveled the uranium one bribe plot, and every word from the grand jury or the committee meeting rooms gets leaked or spun.

    narciso (d1f714)

  12. I very much doubt it’s the jurors leaking. We need a standing special counsel to prosecute federal prosecutors.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  13. I never heard Trump slur. I guess this is todays version of Dave’s psychological TDS. You really need to see a professional about that need to bash Trump every time you open your mouth or approach a keyboard.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  14. Think on this TDSDave:


    From The Hill;
    Trump’s popularity has reached a new high at 42% approval, the highest it’s been since he took office. According to The Hill:

    Trump’s approval rating rose from the 38 percent he received in the poll last month. And the percentage of Americans who strongly approve of Trump held at 24 percent from last month’s survey, an all-time high for the president.

    Oops! No slurring here. MAGA

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  15. I never heard Trump slur.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmk6oC2CuT0

    Dave (445e97)

  16. Nunberg claimed that alawyer he met in a green room explained to him how it would not be too difficult to comply with subpoena.

    I think he may be trying to pttect somebody – but it isn’t Trump.

    Nunberg in fact said it was Roger Stone.

    http://theweek.com/speedreads/759193/sam-nunberg-says-thinks-mueller-really-focused-trumps-business

    Sam Nunberg’s frenetic media tour continued Monday evening on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber, with the former Trump campaign adviser saying that while he was offered immunity by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, he is refusing to testify before a grand jury because “they’re trying to set up a perjury case against Roger Stone.”

    Stone is a longtime Republican operative and informal adviser to Trump. Throughout the interview, Nunberg, who was fired from President Trump’s campaign in 2015, called Stone “a mentor” and “like a surrogate father” to him, and said he refuses to go in front of a grand jury “for them to set up a case against Roger, whatever case it is.”

    So now what?

    Did he limit his testimony? Did Roger Stone say, it’s OK if you testify? Is he concealing something? This all has nothing to do with anything?

    It’s impossible to say what is going on without more information.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  17. Nunberg could always take the 5th amendment.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  18. ? Trump’s slurs are legend. Crooked Hillary. Lying Ted. Little Marco. L’yddle Adam Schiff. Sloppy Steve. Rocket Man. And more ordinary ones, with “fat pig” leading the pack for women.

    nk (dbc370)

  19. Once a Stoner, always a Stoner.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  20. I know more about Roger Stone than I want to. If he’s this guy’s “mentor”, look for the grand jury to consider an indictment against the Dalai Lama for the assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand.

    nk (dbc370)

  21. And now I heard Trump slur. Thanks TDSDave. Out of all the thousands of times I’ve heard him speak I should have realized a person with TDSDave’s pathology would have in his possession a case of Trump slurring. Thank gggod he never stuttered. That would surely be a sign if incompetence. And I have no doubt TDSDave would pull the appropriate video out of his a$$.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  22. My pet theory ymmv is deripasha used Steele to get back at manafort when he lost his shirt in montenegran aluminum between 2009-2013, source a might very well be Waxman since he did work for lavrov

    narciso (0e6115)

  23. 20. nk (dbc370) — 3/9/2018 @ 11:29 am

    I know more about Roger Stone than I want to. If he’s this guy’s “mentor”, look for the grand jury to consider an indictment against the Dalai Lama for the assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand.

    You mean that he wouild be capable of testifying to that kind of a lie?

    That may not be too much of an exaggeration. Stone tried to connect Ted Cruz, somehow, to the assassination of President Kennedy, although that happened about 8 years before he was born. And Donald Trump used it one day: May 3, 2016.

    But I think Stone has taken care not to get deposed under oath.

    The question is, supposing they are not that gullible, are they neverthless good enough to get Nunberg to tell the truth?

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  24. In other news, Russia apparently was trying to kill the entire family of an ex-spy, starting with his family before him.

    The best motive I can think of is to tell fresh lies that he or his family, could contradict.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/07/europe/russian-spy-nerve-agent-intl/index.html

    His daughter Yulia, 33, is thought to be one of the few members of the former spy’s immediate family still alive after his wife and son died in recent years. She was visiting him from Russia at the time of the incident.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  25. yesyterday Rush Limnbaugh got from what Gov Jwerry Brown said the idea that immigration could be like the pre Civil War period but he has the wrong sides.

    The people in california doin’t want slaevs – they pay them. That’s like Massachusetts not South Carolina,and what Attorney general Jeff sessions wanst to do is like the Fugitive Slave Act.

    Tjhe reason they argue the benefit to Americans is because that’s what the pro-restriction first argue. So then they turn around and argue they pro immigration people are selfish.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  26. The people in california doin’t want slaevs – they pay them. That’s like Massachusetts not South Carolina,and what Attorney general Jeff sessions wanst to do is like the Fugitive Slave Act.

    Didn’t realize slavery was alive and well in Mexico. MS-13 and Harriet Tubman have a lot in common apparently.

    random viking (6a54c2)

  27. And I have no doubt TDSDave would pull the appropriate video out of his a$$.

    Glad to see you’re back in mid-season form, Hoagie.

    :)

    Dave (445e97)

  28. I’m slowly learning that no matter how “off the cuff” a comment of yours sounds you can usually back it up. It’s really a complement, Dave. It means I need to be much more careful calling you out. I mean, realistically, I’ve listened to Trump speak a thousand times and never recalled him slurring. I heard Hillary slur often. Same with Pelosi and a hundred other idiots but not Trump. And Bingo! you come up with a video of Trump slurring that I never saw. I gotta keep my eye on you. You’re tricky.

    I do have two questions. Why on earth would you save a video of Trump slurring? Is that coincidence or are you really that obsessed?

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  29. The daily mail says there was mystery woman in close proximity to the skripals, at the restaurant.

    narciso (d1f714)

  30. Rev. the work around is to ask Dave for three examples of whatever he is accusing Trump of.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  31. Hoagie, Trump’s slurring was in the news (it happened twice in one week, I think). The official explanation was dehydration, as I recall.

    Of course I didn’t “save” any video of it. I just Googled “Trump slurring”. Likewise, when I want to find a ridiculous quote, I just search for something like “trump end crime violence”, “trump eliminate national debt eight years”, “trump nuclear devastation important”, “trump unemployment number fiction”, etc.

    I do generally try to base my criticisms and mockery on things that Trump really said or really did. God knows he provides unlimited material.

    Dave (445e97)

  32. Is this Burn? http://abc7news.com/shooter-takes-hostages-at-yountville-veterans-home/3194836/. A classic WWHD situation, i think he’d be the hyper alpha to this guy:

    Veteran Paul Russo, who lives at the home, had a visceral reaction when he was told to hide. “Go to your room, put all your furniture by the door and hide like cowards? No,” he said. “We’re veterans, man. We’ll take this guy out in a second… I wouldn’t kill him first, I’d shoot him in the leg and try to disarm him.”

    urbanleftbehind (c60c51)

  33. Thanks for the tips, Dave. Obviously I’m no computer maven but I do know how to Google. I would have just never thought to Google “Trump slurring”. It would never had occurred to me.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  34. These are the same sort of links that had trump deriding senate fibustdr rules and misrepresented them as opposing checks and balances?

    narciso (d1f714)

  35. Perhaps there was nothing to this, didnr atop her from unmasking any persons.

    narciso (d1f714)

  36. I Googled “Trump titties”.

    It’s funny, but no big deal. The only person who has never misspoken is the person who has never spoken.

    nk (dbc370)

  37. That’s hilarious, nk. I understand what Dave does, he tries to accentuate the negative, the worst, the bad, the stupid etc. I suppose one could do it for the opposite reasons also. But Dave is trying to prove his point (over and over and over again). However, I do bear in mind that a guy like Trump has been recorded, taped and quoted a million times in his long career so there must be millions of crap quotes out there. They really prove nothing other than if you choose to be in the public eye the camera is always rolling. That’s why I don’t expect politicians to be consistent.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  38. Well, sure – Dubya (who is probably the living politician I respect most) misspoke from time to time. Of course, Dubya also has a self-deprecating sense of humor, something that is as foreign to Trump as Swahili.

    I don’t think occasionally screwing up a word in a speech is anything more than an opportunity to have a laugh. I defended Dan Quayle (with some reservations, I must admit) for four years…

    But being reduced to a blabbering idiot by a simple question about the nuclear triad, or suggesting you can pay off $19T in debt in eight years by eliminating the trade deficit, or the utterly insane ideas Trump pulls out of the air in his televised policy meetings – these are fundamentally different, and (to me at least) very serious.

    Dave (445e97)

  39. Boring juche Dave, the previous administration was the one who siding understand the purpose of nuclear weapons.

    narciso (d1f714)

  40. Trump pardoned the ex submariner who used the Hillary defense over the pictures of his nuclear sub.

    Pinandpuller (8b068a)

  41. We used to care about things like that, maybe I was mistaken.

    narciso (d1f714)

  42. Questions about the proprietary of a Trump meeting with Little Rocket Man occasioned recall of Trump’s self-deprecating quip at last Saturday’s Gridiron Dinner. When asked if it was dangerous dealing with Kim Jong Un, Trump replied:

    As far as the risk of dealing with a mad man is concerned, that’s his problem, not mine.

    ropelight (59dc98)

  43. Karen Mallard, democrat congressional candidate, needs to sit in front of a Federal Grand Jury to answer some questions about manufacturing an illegal SBR:

    Several others said Mallard broke federal law by taking a legal firearm and altering it, making it into an illegal one. Many of them referred to details contained within the Sawed-Off Shotgun and Sawed-Off Rifle Act which, in part, prohibits people (except for those permitted by the act) from having a rifle that has been “modified to an overall length of less than 26 inches.”

    wfmynews2

    Pinandpuller (8b068a)

  44. The difference is nunberg is plagued by anxiety, whereas Peterson and the other guy, light without pressure

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/03/08/two-swat-officers-suspended-for-rushing-to-assist-at-fla-mass-killing-scene-without-permission

    narciso (d1f714)

  45. This one little part of that statement, Pinandpuller is why people no longer respect the law: prohibits people (except for those permitted by the act). Are there any laws in this country that are actually applied equally?

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  46. I know more about Roger Stone than I want to. If he’s this guy’s “mentor”, look for the grand jury to consider an indictment against the Dalai Lama for the assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand.

    You mean that he wouild be capable of testifying to that kind of a l

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146) — 3/9/2018 @ 1:15 pm

    Isn’t the Dalai Lama a reincarnation? This should be a whole new Law and Order genre.

    Pinandpuller (8b068a)

  47. Yes somewhat like Duncan mcleod or ras al ghul or that vampire won Davis played in the early 90s

    narciso (d1f714)

  48. Rev. the work around is to ask Dave for three examples of whatever he is accusing Trump of.

    papertiger (c8116c) — 3/9/2018 @ 4:50 pm

    Ivanka, Marla and Melania…

    It’s like a Carnak bit.

    Pinandpuller (8b068a)

  49. But the truth, is stone fell for some dirty tricks singer probably either dredged up, or concocted out of whole cloth.

    narciso (d1f714)

  50. Cruz senior worked at least one afternoon with Oswald, distributing pro commi leaflets.

    Doesn’t mean they swapped spit in the shower, or maybe it does. Maybe that’s why the geezer won’t admit to it now.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  51. ConDave may’ve been kicked out of a Doncaster all-gurl band, but one thing’s for sure. He gives new meaning to the term “absentee landlord”. Trump has been ensconced in ConDave’s noggin for God knows how long, and he has apparently done it rent-free. Smarten up, ConDave.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  52. I wouldn’t go to hard on num nutz as i met an old testament prophet yesterday. Who proceeded to dress me down and everything she said was correct. How a Chinese woman can know so much about me I will not
    question. And also, do you believe in Theophanes?

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  53. How a Chinese woman can know so much about me I will not
    question.

    What kind of cellphone do you have? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/18/chinese-android-phones-coolpad-hacker-backdoor

    nk (dbc370)

  54. Theophanes the Greek, Theophanes of Byzantium, Theophanes the Confessor, or my late great-uncle Theophanes?

    nk (dbc370)

  55. It wasn’t a dream. She told me exactly what I was doing wrong. Described my house. And gave me a lift home from Kroger.

    Frightening.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  56. 54… good one… Huawei know all about you… you numbah 10, not numbah 1

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  57. what do you do with something like that, nk?

    Steve57 (0b1dac)


  58. And also, do you believe in Theophanes?
    Steve57 (0b1dac) — 3/10/2018 @ 5:56 am


    I believe that God being God can do any damn thing He wants including materialize as human. I was just thinking about you yesterday, Steve57. I found out Ben Burn has been banned and realized I hadn’t read any of your wisdom as late. Glad you’re here.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  59. What the heck did you do, Steve? Piss in her flower pot?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  60. Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 3/10/2018 @ 6:09 am

    A Ferrari has curves. Gorgeous curves.

    A Maserati or Lamborghini does not.

    That is all.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  61. Run over her poodle? Bump into her at the supermarket? Was this a random encounter?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  62. You ever find a twenty you didn’t know you lost in a pocket, coronello?

    My ****** week.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  63. I was thinking, I need a new wallet. And I was going through the mail and guess what? I had a new wallet. Everyday is Christmas.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  64. Y’know what? I have not had to use my filter since the BBB (ben burn ban).

    felipe (023cc9)

  65. I still pray for him, of course. I want him to go to Heaven.

    felipe (023cc9)

  66. felipe, you just jinxed it!

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  67. Oh, I beg to differ… https://www.caranddriver.com/maserati/coup-c

    Colonel Haiku (3ad005)

  68. What the heck did you do, Steve? Piss in her flower pot?
    Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 3/10/2018 @ 6:17 am

    I wish I could remember.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  69. Don’t do that Colonel. A Maserati SUV is the answer to a question nobody asked. It’s like that stupid Bentley SUV my wife wanted, the Bentagya. A friend got one so of course June had to have one. It took me three months to talk her out of it.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  70. fOk, you can stop now with the not-Ferraris-with-curves Italian cars.

    Seriously. The country that produce Sophia Loren doesn’t know curves?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i__PYqDbbx8

    #MeToo

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  71. Yes a maserati is high performance and speed, and suv is a different skill set

    narciso (d1f714)

  72. Only thoughtcrime is permissible:
    http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/09/democrats-abolish-ice

    narciso (d1f714)

  73. Yes a maserati is high performance and speed, and suv is a different skill set
    narciso (d1f714) — 3/10/2018 @ 7:16 am

    You know, its relatively small $$ to rent some track time. Considering what you have to lose.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  74. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzC0aAP9Ey0

    Buy your supercar. I don’t care. But it’s the same thing with a gun. You are responsible.

    Steve57 (0b1dac)

  75. A joke from our grandparents’ time:

    A widow visited a spiritualistic medium, who satisfactorily produced the deceased husband for a domestic chat. “Dear John,” the widow questioned eagerly, “are you happy now?” “I am very happy,” the spook assured her. “Happier than you were on earth with me?” the widow continued, greatly impressed. “Yes,” John asserted, “I am far happier now than I was on earth with you.” “Oh, do tell me, John,” the widow cried rapturously, “what is it like in heaven?” “Heaven!” the answer snapped. “I ain’t in heaven!”

    nk (dbc370)

  76. Just a survey of random ceazywww.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/03/the-week-in-pictures-intl-womens-day-edition.php

    narciso (d1f714)

  77. Without with the whole grishenko thing has no legs, keep pretending this is not an egregious abuse of political and legal authority

    narciso (d1f714)

  78. What if this is all an act. Hasn’t the guy just destroyed his credibility? And can Mueller prosecute a drunk for making false statements he can now claim to have no memory of making?

    I think this guy may just be a genius.

    i like Mr. Nunberg he reminds me of that guy from Metropolitan
    happyfeet (28a91b) — 3/9/2018 @ 10:17 am

    Actually he reminds me of the former mayor of Toronto.

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2136699/doug-ford-brother-torontos-ex-mayor-famous-smoking

    Doug Ford, brother of Toronto’s ex-mayor famous for smoking crack, to lead Ontario conservative party

    Steve57 (0b1dac)


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