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Friends fear ex-Trump aide was ‘day drunk’ during televised meltdown — and may have put himself in legal jeopardy

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People close to former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg worry he may have been “drinking again” during his multiple public appearances Monday defending his decision to not testify before a grand jury called by special counsel Robert Mueller.

The Daily Beast spoke to several friends of the former campaign aide fired early on during Trump’s presidential run, many of whom said they thought Nunberg might be day drunk.

“Several of [Nunberg’s] friends told The Daily Beast they were concerned that he was putting himself in severe legally jeopardy by going on multiple live cable-news programs Monday afternoon,” the report notes. “They also said that they were worried Nunberg had been drinking prior to dialing in to MSNBC and CNN.”

Those many interviews included the former aide’s professed belief that Mueller “has something” on the president and a jab at White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who he called a “fat slob.”

In one instance, Nunberg hung up on an associate who was trying to convince him “not to do anything stupid and to go to his parents’ house immediately.” Minutes later, the report read, the man once sued by Donald Trump for “leaking” information to the press was on MSNBC with host Katy Tur, the first of multiple phone interviews throughout the afternoon.

During his in-person interview with MSNBC’s Ari Melber later in the evening, Nunberg joked that he “wouldn’t go to jail” before his co-panelist Maya Wiley, a New School executive and civil rights activist, tried to convince him otherwise.

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Ukrainian-Russian developer with Trump Tower Moscow ties suing after getting bilked for $200,000 at inauguration

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It is illegal for foreigners to donate to presidential inaugurations, but a new lawsuit sheds light on how wealthy foreigners attempted to buy access to the Trump administration.

"A Ukrainian-Russian developer who wanted access to President Trump’s inauguration filed a lawsuit on Tuesday saying he was bilked out of the $200,000 he paid for what he thought would be V.I.P. tickets to the event," The New York Times reported Tuesday.

"The developer, Pavel Fuks, who once discussed a Moscow real estate project with Mr. Trump, said in the lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, that he had paid the money to a firm at the direction of Yuri Vanetik, a prominent Republican fund-raiser and sometime lobbyist," the newspaper explained. "But, the lawsuit said, Mr. Vanetik failed to come through with the promised tickets, and Mr. Fuks ended up watching the inauguration from a Washington hotel bar."

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Indicted Republican gets his passport back — so he can leave the country prior to his bribery trial

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Despite being indicted and waiting to stand trial, a North Carolina judge returned the passport of a top Republican and is allowing him to leave the country.

Former North Carolina GOP Chair Robin Hayes spent a decade in Congress and was once the Republican nominee for governor.

In April, Hayes was indicted on bribery and wire fraud charges.

Despite the seriousness of the charges, a federal judge will temporarily return Hayes' passport for him to travel abroad in July, WSCO-TV correspondent Joe Bruno reported on Tuesday.

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Republican Attorney General sued by four women for retaliating against their sexual harassment complaints: report

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On Tuesday, Indiana's GOP attorney general, Curtis Hill, was sued in federal court by four women, who accuse him of defaming them and engaging in retaliation after they reported episodes of his sexual harassment.

Democratic state Rep. Mara Reardon, communications director Gabrielle McLemore, and legislative assistants Niki DaSilva and Samantha Lozano, are pursuing both compensatory and punitive damages for sexual harassment, retaliation, sexual battery and defamation, and want the judge to order Hill to apologize and retract his claims that the women are liars.

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