Sam Nunberg confessed that the special counsel asked him about Trump's attempts to buy women's silence.
Sam Nunberg, the disgruntled ex-Trump aide who drew national attention for refusing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s subpoena for one night, made a startling confession to MSNBC’s Ari Melber in an interview Monday night.
“Did Mueller’s folks ask anything relating to these issues around payments to people or women?” Melber asked Nunberg.
“They asked if I had ever heard anything about that, and my answer is, I never have,” said Nunberg. “I don’t know anything about it, and I wouldn’t have known anything about it.”
“So when did they ask about that?” Melber pressed him.
“In my voluntary interview,” said Nunberg, adding that “it would have been dereliction of duty not to ask me.”
“I’ve never heard you say that publicly before. In your FBI interview with Mueller’s team, they were asking about payments to women?” Melber said.
“They were asking if i knew anything about it.” said Nunberg. “But I think it’s pretty obvious that they’re looking into this, especially because — and this is the issue — besides this LLC, you have now this $130,000 payment that was made after the election from campaign to Trump Org. You know, so it just seems a little suspect.”
Melber noted that the interviewers “are supposed to investigate potential crimes” and began to ask again about the questions.
“That’s not the way they asked it,” said Nunberg hastily.
“How did they?” Melber pushed him. “Tell us.”
“In our voluntary interview, they wanted to know if I had ever — not about specific payments — if I’ve ever heard of anything like that going on, to which I never have. Nor was I at the campaign during that time,” Nunberg said.
Nunberg’s belated attempt to downplay the significance aside, this is the first evidence that Mueller is looking into Trump’s payments to women, which at the very least includes Stormy Daniels.
And as Melber points out, if Mueller is investigating the payments, he has cause to suspect a crime may have occurred which goes deeper than the current legal circus Trump has found himself in.
Mueller’s investigation stretches far deeper than the American public yet knows. And it is only a matter of time before another shoe drops.