Tag: Roger Stone

Jerome Corsi Files Criminal Complaint Against Mueller, Says he was Pressured to Lie

Former Infowars editor and author Jerome Corsi filed a complaint against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Monday, accusing the prosecutors of threatening and coercing him to lie in his testimony.

The complaint states, “Dr. Corsi has been criminally threatened and coerced to tell a lie and call it the truth.”

Fox News reports that the 78-page document was sent to top law enforcement officials including Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

Corsi claims that the special counsel team wanted him to lie and say he acted as a liason between political consultant Roger Stone, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and the Trump campaign regarding the release of hacked emails from the DNC.

Fox News reports:

The complaint states that Mueller’s office is now “knowingly and deceitfully threatening to charge Dr. Corsi with an alleged false statement,” unless he gives them “false testimony” against Trump and others.

The purported threat of a false statement charge, according to the complaint, pertains to a July 2016 email from Stone asking him to “get to” Assange and get the pending emails.

Corsi’s complaint says he was unable to initially give “accurate” testimony on that point, until he could reload emails on his laptop. The complaint says he later amended his answers. In an interview last week with Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Corsi said Mueller’s team “was happy” with his answers until he couldn’t “give them what they wanted.”

Corsi recently revealed that he was expecting to be indicted by Robert Mueller.

“I fully anticipate that in the next few days I will be indicted by Mueller for some form or other of giving false information to the special counsel or to one of the other grand jury — or however they want to do the indictment,” he said during a live stream.  But I’m going to be criminally charged.”

Corsi claims he received a subpoena from two FBI agents in August and has since handed over two computers and access to his email and Twitter accounts.

He says he was interrogated by investigators and “quizzed” about various specific topics for months.

“Criminals are running the Department of Justice. My crime was that I dared to support Donald Trump,” Corsi said. “And that supporting President Trump, and since 2004 having written 20 books — I guess those were my crimes. I guess I’m going to prison for the rest of my life because I dared to oppose the deep state.”

 

Jerome Corsi in Plea Negotiations with Robert Mueller

Jerome Corsi, former Infowars editor, author, and associate of political consultant Roger Stone told AP today that he is negotiating a potential plea deal with Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel team, but would not comment any further.

Mueller’s team questioned Corsi as part of their investigation into Stone’s Wikileaks connections. The Special Counsel is trying to determine whether or not Stone had prior knowledge of the Wikileaks release of Clinton campaign documents in 2016–an allegation Stone denies.

Last week, Corsi revealed that he was expecting to be indicted by Robert Mueller.

“I fully anticipate that in the next few days I will be indicted by Mueller for some form or other of giving false information to the special counsel or to one of the other grand jury — or however they want to do the indictment,” he said during a live stream.  But I’m going to be criminally charged.”

Corsi claims he received a subpoena from two FBI agents in August and has since handed over two computers and access to his email and Twitter accounts.

He says he was interrogated by investigators and “quizzed” about various specific topics for months.

“Criminals are running the Department of Justice. My crime was that I dared to support Donald Trump,” Corsi said. “And that supporting President Trump, and since 2004 having written 20 books — I guess those were my crimes. I guess I’m going to prison for the rest of my life because I dared to oppose the deep state.”

Robert Mueller Responds to Appointment of Acting AG Whitaker

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has responded to the appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

Politico reports that Mueller’s top attorney, Michael Dreeben stated in a 17-page legal brief that Whitaker’s new role as Acting Attorney General “neither alters the special counsel’s authority to represent the United States nor raises any jurisdictional issue.”

Dreeben continued, “The Special Counsel continues to exercise the same authority, and the jurisdiction of the district court and this Court is intact.”

Dreeben’s comments came in response to an order from a federal appellate court seeking last minute briefs in a case for former Roger Stone aide, Andrew Miller against Robert Mueller.

Whitaker has been under fire from Democrats ever since he was appointed, with many arguing he should recuse himself from his oversight role of the Russia investigation due to his previous public comments criticizing Mueller’s probe.

Leading Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Whitaker as acting attorney general would create a “constitutional crisis,” telling CNN, “The appointment of Mr. Whitaker should concern every American. If he stays there, he will create a constitutional crisis by inhibiting Mueller or firing Mueller.”

Last week, it was reported that Whitaker would speak with ethics officials at the Department of Justice about matters that “may warrant recusal.”

In a statement acquired by The Hill, DOJ Spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said, “Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is fully committed to following all appropriate processes and procedures at the Department of Justice, including consulting with senior ethics officials on his oversight responsibilities and matters that may warrant recusal.”

 

Trump: Mueller Team Threatening People to “Come up with the Answers They Want”

President Donald Trump didn’t mince words today, as he took to Twitter to blast the Special Counsel, calling the inner workings of the investigation “a total mess.”

He called Mueller’s team of investigators a “disgrace to our Nation,” and said they were “shouting at people” and “horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want.”

The President’s comments come on the heels of a couple of reports on the latest possible indictments in the Mueller investigation:

  • On Monday, Infowars editor and author, Jerome Corsi, said he believes he will be indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a “perjury trap” soon.

“I got served a subpoena on August 28th, at my home, two FBI agents showed up unannounced, and       I did not talk to the FBI, of course, my wife was pretty startled,” he said on the video.”

“We began a series of discussions with them that have gone on for two months,” he explained. “At the       end of that two months, even though I did everything I could to cooperate, the entire negotiations,           discussions, have just blown up.”

  • Mueller investigators told the Wall Street Journal that the Special Counsel is also investigating whether or not political consultant Roger Stone tried to “intimidate and discredit a witness who is contradicting (his) version of events about his contacts with WikiLeaks.