In a quick turn of events, Roger Stone just stated to Insider that his pal Jerome Corsi lied to the FBI about about emails he had exchanged with Stone and Ted Malloch, the chairman and CEO of strategic company Global Fiduciary Governance, LLC.
Corsi has been in the spotlight the past few days for rejecting a plea deal from special counsel Robert Mueller, as he and his team continue their work on the Russian interference case involving 2016 election interference. In reference to a key piece of Mueller’s investigation; whether or not any Trump associates had advance knowledge of Russia’s hack of the Democratic National Committee and WikiLeak’s release of stolen emails, Corsi this week told reporters that he would reject a plea deal to avoid having to plead guilty to one count of perjury.
However, it was discovered via draft offense statements from Mueller’s office that emails were exchanged between Corsi and Roger Stone which directly contradict what Corsi has said to investigators. (It was also recently brought to light that Corsi stated Stone was the one who suggested he reach out and create a back-channel to WikiLeaks’ Assange in the first place.)
Some of the email exchanges included these highlights:
- On July 25, 2016, shortly after WikiLeaks published the first round of hacked DNC emails, Stone emailed Corsi stating “get to (Assange) [a]t Ecuadorian Embassy in London and get pending [WikiLeaks] emails.” Corsi, to FBI investigators, stated he denied Stone’s request, however, there was evidence that clearly showed Corsi forwarded the request to Malloch, whom has also been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury earlier this year.
- August 2, 2016, Corsi reached back out to Stone to relay the upcoming information dump, stating “Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps. One shortly after I’m back. 2nd in Oct.” He continued “Impact planned to be very damaging.”
- August 21, 2016 Stone tweets out that Clinton campaign manager John Podesta is next to be targeted, stating specifically “soon.”
October 7, 2016 WikiLeaks publishes damaging emails belonging to Podesta.
Prosecutors say that between January 13, 2017 and March 1, 2017 Corsi deleted emails that had been sent and received prior to October 11, 2016. Too bad for him, they also included all of his correspondences with both Stone and Malloch.
Roger Stone just told Insider that all of the emails obtained prove nothing and that “legitimate political inquiry is not illegal in America” and followed that up with how Corsi did break the law when he “[decided] to lie about receiving those emails.”
‘The only thing illegal here” is “that [Corsi] tried to delete these emails and then lied about them to federal agents. Nothing in the emails themselves is evidence of illegal activity unless they have criminalized legitimate political inquiry.’
To date, much reporting points to the fact that Stone has lied to congressional investigators when he testified before House Intelligence Committee last year regarding his connections and communications with Assange.
Seems that Stone is on a mission to brings others down as he prepares for the worst to come. He has repeatedly publicly stated that he is waiting to be indicted.
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