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.