(RNN) - Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg stubbornly declared on Monday that he’s refusing to comply with a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller.
The subpoena compels him to testify before a grand jury in Mueller's ongoing investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government to sway the 2016 presidential election.
Is he legally allowed to refuse to testify?
The short answer is no. The longer answer, according to FindLaw, is: not without a legitimate legal reason.
Refusal to comply with a subpoena can land you in jail with a contempt of court charge. After all, Subpoena literally translates to “under penalty” in Latin.
It sounds like Nunberg is aware of the penalty. He told The Washington Post, "Let him arrest me."
But what are the legal reasons to not testify?
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