On November 26, conservative author, Jerome Corsi, who is also an associate of President Trump loyalist Roger Stone, said he’s not interested in cutting a deal offered by chief witch hunter Robert Mueller.
According to Western Journal, Corsi’s name has come up in connection with documents released by WikiLeaks in the 2016 election, and whether he helped move documents from Stone to WikiLeaks. Mueller is investigating alleged improprieties in the 2016 election that could possibly relate to communications between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“They can put me in prison the rest of my life. I am not going to sign a lie,” Corsi told CNN.
Corsi said he was offered a deal if he would plead guilty to one count of perjury.
NBC reported that Corsi, 72, told the network that the charge stems from “testimony involving seeing” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Corsi said he did not know in advance about hacked emails that would be released on WikiLeaks.
Corsi said that when he gave a statement to Mueller’s investigators, he “forgot almost everything about emails in 2016.”
“They want me to say I willfully lied. I did not intentionally lie to the special counsel. I’m not going to agree that I lied. I did not,” Corsi said. “I will not lie to save my life. I’d rather sit in prison and rot for as long as these thugs want me to.”
Corsi said the special counsel told him he “willfully lied on an amended statement,” a characterization he disputes.
Now, according to The Hill, Jerome Corsi is hitting back—and he’s hitting back hard. Corsi is asking a DC district judge for an injunction against special counsel Robert Mueller, in addition, he’s also asking for $350 million in damages related to Mueller’s pushing him too far.
“We’re going to say to the Office of Professional Responsibility and the inspector general that the way these prosecutors on Mueller’s team behaved with me, and the deal they gave me, which was fraudulent, I believe demands a criminal investigation,” Corsi said.
“Defendant Mueller and his prosecutorial and media staff, acting in their official capacity and personally, also illegally released grand jury information to harm Plaintiff Corsi by attempting to destroy his reputation and personal and professional well-being and livelihood, thus also attempting to drive him into bankruptcy,” part of the document reads.
As The Hill notes, Corsi is specifically alleging that Mueller and his team “intended to coerce, extort, threaten and/or blackmail him into submission and designed to remove the current president of the United States for political and other improper purposes.” –Western Journal