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Jerome Corsi reportedly turns down plea deal from Mueller

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Jerome Corsi
Jerome
Corsi is a central figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s
investigation into Russian election
interference.


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  • Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi says that special counsel
    Robert Mueller offered him a plea deal, but he turned it down.
  • Corsi told reporters that he maintains his innocence and
    refuses to support an accusation he says was included in the plea
    deal: that he perjured himself in front of a grand jury.
  • Mueller has reportedly been investigating whether or not
    Corsi was involved in early communications surrounding hacked
    emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign that were eventually given
    to WikiLeaks.

Jerome Corsi, an associate of Roger Stone, documented conspiracy
theorist, and central figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s
investigation into Russian election interference, has told
reporters that he’s been offered a plea deal by Mueller, but that
he didn’t take it.

Corsi says he refused the deal, in which he would have pleaded
guilty to a single count of perjury relating to statements made
about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, because he still believes
that he’s innocent, according to journalists Anna Schecter and
Natasha Bertrand.

They want me to say I willfully lied. I’m not going to
agree that I lied. I did not. I will not lie to save my life,”
Corsi
reportedly said


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Mueller has reportedly been investigating whether or not
Corsi had early knowledge of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s
campaign that were eventually published by WikiLeaks. Mueller has
reportedly been looking into whether Corsi was involved in
passing information among Stone, WikiLeaks, and Russian-linked
hacker Guccifer 2.0 — who is believed to be a proxy for the
Russian military.

Stone, who advised President Donald Trump’s campaign,
communicated with Guccifer 2.0 and Corsi throughout the
campaign. 

Corsi, who was previously the Washington bureau chief of
conspiracy theory website InfoWars, was reportedly presented with
evidence from Mueller’s team that he lied about having prior
knowledge of the hacked emails after he was served a grand jury
subpoena in August.

Corsi previewed the prosecution efforts earlier this month
on YouTube.

“I fully anticipate that the next few days I will be
indicted by Mueller for some form rather [sic] of giving false
information to the special counsel … or [however] they want to
do the indictment,” he said.

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