Sam Nunberg is a Republican policy analyst. He was an advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Nunberg was let go from the campaign staff in August 2015 following a Business Insider report on racially provocative social media posts. Nunberg previously worked for the Middle East Forum, the American Center for Law and Justice and as U.N. delegate for the European Centre for Law and Justice.
While in law school at the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Sam Nunberg supported the Mitt Romney presidential campaign as the chair of Students for Mitt NYC. After law school, in 2009, he began work as the deputy political director for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).
ACLJ is a d/b/a (Doing Business As) for Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization advocating for "the ideal that religious freedom and freedom of speech are inalienable, God-given rights."The ACLJ is partnered with the European Centre for Law and Justice, where Nunberg also worked as a delegate to the U.N. in New York City.
Nunberg was fired from the campaign in August 2015. Business Insider reported on Nunberg's history of racially charged and provocative social media activities dating back to 2007. The report noted that Nunberg had a history of attacking African American leaders, like Al Sharpton and President Barack Obama.
In July 2016, Trump accused Nunberg of violating a confidentiality agreement and sought $10 million from Nunberg. According to The Hill, Trump accused Nunberg of leaking a story about a dispute between former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and spokeswoman Hope Hicks. Nunberg claimed that the arbitration was part of the campaign's attempts to "silence" him after he endorsed Ted Cruz (R). On August 11, 2016, Nunberg and Trump settled on an agreement that could not be relitigated, according to Politico
From 2012 to 2014, Nunberg worked as the director of the Legal Project at the Middle East Forum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The project was designed "to protect researchers and analysts who work on the topics of terrorism, terrorist funding, and radical Islam from lawsuits designed to silence their exercise of free speech."The mission of the Middle East Forum, as stated on its website, is the following: "The Middle East Forum promotes American interests in the Middle East and protects Western values from Middle Eastern threats."
Nunberg is also a close associate of Roger Stone, a high-profile Republican operative known for his use of opposition research. He and Stone co-wrote a 2015 article on Hillary Clinton for Breitbart News.more » « less