CNN anchor Erin Burnett addressed the elephant in the room during her interview with former Trump aide Sam Nunberg on Erin Burnett OutFront. Social media and reporters had been abuzz that Nunberg, amid all of his interviews both with CNN and MSNBC, had been drinking.
Some even suggested he had been using drugs.
Burnett got straight to it at the conclusion of the interview, acknowledging just that. “We talked earlier about what people in the White House were saying about you, whether you were drinking, or on drugs, or whatever had happened today,” Burnett admitted. “Talking to you, I have smelled alcohol on your breath.”
Nunberg denied it, saying, “Well, I have not had a drink.”
He was on the air saying he would refuse to appear for questioning under Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s subpoena.