Given that Mueller’s office has no incentive to publicize who they’re in plea talks with (and Corsi himself cooperated with the story), this seems like a pretty transparent effort to angle for a preemptive pardon. https://t.co/U85rKIQU9O
— Julian Sanchez (@normative) November 23, 2018
Failed investment specialist Corsi first came to national attention as the scriptwriter for the Swiftboat libels against John Kerry in 2004, and has made himself a nice living since then embroidering conspiracy theories ranging from Obama’s foreign birth to abiogenic petroleum origin (‘dinosaurs cannot turn into oil’). A man whose commitment to the truth is so feeble that Alex Jones’ Infowars fired him is not necessarily a reliabe source, even about his own legal jeopardy. And yet…
Corsi confirmed the plea negotiations after they were first reported by @washingtonpost Friday. “It’s true. Your story is accurate,” he told @PostRoz, declining to comment further except to say there may be further developments next week.https://t.co/Oy1HPmLL7J
— Matea Gold (@mateagold) November 23, 2018
…The talks with Corsi — an associate of President Trump and GOP operative Roger Stone — could bring Mueller’s team closer to determining whether Trump or his advisers were linked to WikiLeaks’ release of hacked Democratic emails in 2016, a key part of his long-running inquiry.
Corsi provided research on Democratic figures during the campaign to Stone, a longtime Trump adviser. For months, the special counsel has been scrutinizing Stone’s activities in an effort to determine whether he coordinated with WikiLeaks. Stone and WikiLeaks have repeatedly denied any such coordination.
Stone has said that Corsi also has a relationship with Trump, built on their shared interest in the falsehood that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States…
The deal is not yet complete and could still be derailed. Last week, Corsi said his efforts to cooperate with prosecutors had broken down and that he expected to be indicted on a charge of allegedly lying. He described feeling under enormous pressure from Mueller and assured his supporters that he remains supportive of the president.
In a webcast and a series of interviews, Corsi said he had spoken to prosecutors for 40 hours and feared that he could spend much of the remainder of his life in prison…
It is not clear what information Corsi could leverage to get a deal with prosecutors. However, he told the Daily Caller last week that prosecutors are focused on whether he had developed a source with inside information about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s plans.
Corsi said he did not have a direct source to the group. Instead, he said he developed a theory that Assange had access to hacked emails belonging to Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and that WikiLeaks would release them in October 2016.
He told the Daily Caller that he shared his prediction with many people, including Stone…
Much more detail at the link. Corsi’s defense, such as it is, seems to be that he’s an established fabulist whose aging memory is being mined as a weapon against much more significant
Roger Stone, of course, is happy to concur: “It is clear from his recent videos and his recent interviews that my friend Dr. Corsi has been under a tremendous amount of pressure and it is beginning to affect him profoundly. He has stated publicly that he is being asked over and over to say things he simply does not believe occurred.”
lol his signature on the plea deal will be the first thing written by jerome corsi anyone has enjoyed reading https://t.co/ssPj2EbXmk
— Mike Mullen (@mikemullen_) November 23, 2018
That’s not really fair, because Corsi’s ugly lies have brought pleasure to any number of ring-wing book buyers, at least a few of whom must have gone beyond hearing the laudatory Limbaugh/Fox News reviews to actually read their tomes.
To everyone who had to put up with their racist relatives this weekend, rejoice. Let them know their favorite author is about to flip on Trump. https://t.co/Jy9xODbR3k
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) November 23, 2018
no one, i mean NOT ONE of these tough-talking MAGA sycophants is actually gonna do extra time just to save Trump. At this point I bet even Stone starts a whirlwind 'I'm gonna come clean' tour before pleading out. He'll even make it work for his brand.
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) November 23, 2018