Sam Nunberg is a loose cannon

What the heck is he doing?

Sam Nunberg on MSNBC
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Normally, attorneys tell their clients who have been subpoenaed to keep their mouths shut. Of course, these are not normal times. No part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion from the Trump campaign has been normal. On Monday, former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg may have provided its most surreal turn of events yet.

Nunberg, a relatively peripheral Trump campaign figure, announced he had received a subpoena from Mueller's grand jury. In a series of bizarre, whiplash-inducing interviews to follow, Nunberg at times declared President Trump both guilty and innocent of collusion, accused other campaign figures of playing footsie with the Russians, and pledged to tear up his subpoena on live television. Then, by the end of the day, he had backtracked completely, saying he'd cooperate with the investigation.

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Edward Morrissey

Edward Morrissey has been writing about politics since 2003 in his blog, Captain's Quarters, and now writes for His columns have appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Post, The New York Sun, the Washington Times, and other newspapers. Morrissey has a daily Internet talk show on politics and culture at Hot Air. Since 2004, Morrissey has had a weekend talk radio show in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and often fills in as a guest on Salem Radio Network's nationally-syndicated shows. He lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota with his wife, son and daughter-in-law, and his two granddaughters. Morrissey's new book, GOING RED, will be published by Crown Forum on April 5, 2016.