On the eve of making sworn testimony he'd sworn days earlier he wouldn't do, onetime Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg described his whirlwind media blitz as one of his best days — and claimed he'd be keeping out of the spotlight from now on.
Nunberg gave his alleged "final interview" to Yahoo News, and told White House correspondent Hunter Walker that he intends to "lay low" following his testimony before special counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury in Washington, D.C.
"I am not giving any comments," Nunberg told Walker on Thursday night for the article published Friday afternoon. "I am not describing the grand jury. I am not going around doing interviews."
Despite telling the Washington Post and later multiple cable TV news anchors that he wouldn't be cooperating with Mueller's subpoena, Nunberg told Yahoo News that he "never said he wouldn’t testify before the grand jury and was only objecting to the unrealistic timeframe in which he was being required to supply thousands of emails and documents."
Following that claim, however, the early Trump campaign aide admitted he "milked" the impression that he was refusing to testify to continue his time in the limelight.
"That is fair to say,” Nunberg told Yahoo News. “Politics is performance art.”
Though he still denies accusations that he was drunk for his multiple phone and in-person interviews Monday, Nunberg said he plans to cut back on the booze — after celebrating his media tour, of course.
"I went to [infamous Manhattan bar] Dorrian’s to celebrate one of the greatest days of my life," he said. "I’m not sure if my parents think it is, but that’s a different story."
Nunberg went to the bar with the knowledge that he would "not have a drink definitely the rest of the week," he told Yahoo News.
"There will be no more celebrating any time soon, and maybe — hopefully — never again," he said. "We’ll see."
"The fun’s over and I’ve got to get back to the real world," Nunberg concluded, before calling Walker and saying "I didn’t have the meltdown. I melted down the media."