One of President Trump's earliest campaign staffers who was fired in August 2015 is expected to meet with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team in Washington DC on Thursday, according to ABC News.
Sam Nunberg, who was fired over racially charged Facebook posts and later sued by Trump for $10 million over a breach of confidentiality agreement, will be accompanied by defense attorney Patrick Brackley. Nunberg received an invitation to meet with the Special Counsel following the publication of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," in which the former staffer is reported to have called President Trump an "idiot," in a conversation with former Trump strategist Steve Bannon.
The book quotes the former Trump aide describing everything from his allegiance with ex-strategist Steve Bannon to Trump’s decision to run for president and attempts to explain the Constitution to the rookie political candidate. -Politico
“I got as far as the Fourth Amendment before his finger is pulling down on his lip and his eyes are rolling back in his head,” wrote Wolff of Nunberg's account.
Despite being fired from the campaign, Nunberg has remained a close Bannon ally and a loyal supporter of President Trump. Last December, he called for the President to fire White House attorney Ty Cobb over what he described as an unrealistic expectation over when the Russia investigation will end.
“In my humble opinion and many others believe that Cobb is not very competent and he’s not an asset to the president,” Nunberg told Politico.
Trump sued Nunberg in May 2016, alleging he was involved with leaking the details of a verbal altercation between former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and White House communications director Hope Hicks.
Nunberg fired back, calling the allegations baseless, and retaliation for his subsequent suport for Trump challenger Ted Cruz during the GOP primary.
“The Trump Campaign is attempting to bring a frivolous and retaliatory arbitration proceeding against me essentially to punish me and shut me up,” Nunberg stated at the time.
Three months later, Trump and Nunberg settled the lawsuit "amicably," according to CNN.