Former Trump aide speaks to Mueller, says Russia probe is not a 'witch hunt'

Less than six hours after testifying in front of a grand jury in the Russia probe, a former Political adviser to President Trump Sam Nunberg believes that the investigation is quote, “warranted.”

Nunberg had called the probe a quote, “witch hunt” earlier this month, but backtracked with his interview with ABC News saying, quote, “I don't think it's a witch hunt. It's warranted because there's a lot there and that's the sad truth.”

Nunberg also told ABC News he believes the investigation won’t lead to the President, instead of saying that those in Trump’s inner circle may face legal trouble.

This includes Trump’s mentor and former campaign aide Roger Stone, with Nunberg saying, “He's certainly at least the subject of this investigation, in the very least he's a subject.”

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June 7: The 2016 primary season essentially concludes, with both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the presumptive party nominees
June 9: Donald Trump Jr. — along with Jared Kushner and former campaign chair Paul Manafort — meets with Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
June 9: Trump tweets about Clinton's missing 33,000 emails
July 18: Washington Post reports, on the first day of the GOP convention, that the Trump campaign changed the Republican platform to ensure that it didn't call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces
July 21: GOP convention concludes with Trump giving his speech accepting the Republican nomination
July 22: WikiLeaks releases stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee
July 25: Democratic convention begins
July 27: In final news conference of his 2016 campaign, Trump asks Russia: "If you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing"
August 4: Obama CIA Director John Brennan confronts his Russian counterpart about Russia's interference. "[I] told him if you go down this road, it's going to have serious consequences, not only for the bilateral relationship, but for our ability to work with Russia on any issue, because it is an assault on our democracy," Brennan said on "Meet the Press" yesterday.
October 4: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says his organization will publish emails related to the 2016 campaign
October 7: WikiLeaks begins releasing Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta's emails
October 7: Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence release a statement directly saying that Russia is interfering in the 2016 election
October 31: "This WikiLeaks is like a treasure trove," Trump says on the campaign trail
November 4: "Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks," Trump says from Ohio.
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Stone has already testified in the Russia probe, and while the former Trump aide told ABC that he expects Mueller to ask him for documents and emails, he said that he had, quote, “no knowledge or involvement in Russian collusion or any other inappropriate act.”

Nunberg made waves Monday after her told the Washington post he would defy Mueller’s subpoena saying, “Let him arrest me.” Nunberg acknowledged the comments in the ABC interview, saying it was all for show.

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