Sam Nunberg, a former political adviser to President Donald Trump, has some no-nonsense advice for his ex-boss: Do not fire off any tweets during ex-FBI James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
"The president should not be tweeting during Comey's testimony as much as he may want to," Nunberg, an attorney, said Tuesday to Newsmax TV's JD Hayworth.
"Because anything he says to counter Comey's testimony could be brought up in the hearing . . . or it could lead to further questions. Just let Comey's testimony speak for itself.
"Comey's not going to do a great job, there's going to be a lot of holes in what he says, and move on. Move on. Remember, at the end of the day there's no crime here, there's no collusion."
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Comey is expected to say Trump tried to pressure him into dropping a federal probe into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn as it investigates whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 presidential race.
Trump has decided not to use executive privilege to prevent Comey from testifying, which is a good thing, according to Nunberg.
"I think that first of all, they had to let Comey testify. It really would have put the onus back on the White House in terms of saying that they were scared of what Comey is going to say," he told Hayworth.
"The one good thing we do know about Comey's testimony coming up is that he met with [special prosecutor] Robert Mueller before, which means that Robert Mueller feels he cannot be a witness . . . on obstruction of justice, which, by the way, can tell us that maybe Mueller is not investigating obstruction of justice.
"When I think Comey's going to basically say is he felt uncomfortable during some of these conversations with the president and the response is, well, if you felt uncomfortable, did you think it was actually obstruction of justice?"
Numberg said he believes Comey won't say it was and "that'll be the end of it."
"Of course, the Pretorian guard media will make a big deal about it but there's essentially going to be nothing there, I suspect, and I think it's going to be important for Trump supporters to be able to get that message out," Nunberg said.
"As the president said, Comey is a showboat, Comey cares about Comey, and Comey's thinking about his speaking fees, he's thinking about which law firm he's going to go to, and he's thinking about this political future."
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