Corsi Expects to be Charged in Probe 11/13 06:14
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An associate of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone said
Monday that he expects to face charges in the special counsel's Russia
Conservative conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi said on his YouTube show that
negotiations fell apart with special counsel Robert Mueller's team and he
expects in the coming days to be charged with making false statements.
"I'm going to be indicted," Corsi said on his show. "That's what we were
told. Everyone should know that, and I'm anticipating it."
The Associated Press couldn't immediately confirm Corsi's claims that
charges against him are forthcoming. Corsi's attorney, David Gray, declined to
comment Monday evening. A spokesman for the special counsel's office also
declined to comment.
Corsi is one of several Stone associates who have been questioned by
investigators as Mueller probes Stone's connections with WikiLeaks. American
intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian agents were the source of
hacked material released by WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign, including
emails belonging to former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. And
Mueller's office is trying to determine whether Stone and other associates of
President Donald Trump had advance knowledge of WikiLeaks' plans.
Corsi, the former Washington bureau chief of the conspiracy theory outlet
InfoWars, said Monday that he had no recollection of ever meeting WikiLeaks
founder Julian Assange.
"To the best of my recollection, what I knew in advance about what Julian
Assange was going to do in terms of having the Podesta emails, I figured out,"
Corsi said Monday that he has been cooperating with the Mueller
investigation since receiving a subpoena in late August. He said he gave
investigators two computers, a cell phone and access to his email accounts and
But he said talks with investigators recently had "blown up."
"I fully anticipate that in the next few days, I will be indicted by
Mueller," he said, as he made a pitch for donations to his legal defense fund.
Stone, who has also said he expects to be indicted, has denied being a
conduit for WikiLeaks, which published thousands of emails stolen from Podesta
in the weeks before the election.
In a telephone interview with the AP last month, Stone said: "I had no
advanced notice of the source or content or the exact timing of the release of
the WikiLeaks disclosures."