Despite the fact that none of them have really stuck yet, angry interests on the right continue to launch attacks on Special Counsel for the Russia investigation Robert Mueller. Now, right wing hack and Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi, who’s been targeted by the special counsel’s office with a criminal charge of lying to authorities says he’ll be charging Mueller with a crime, or at least trying to.
He claims that the “fraudulent” plea agreement that Mueller presented him “demands” a criminal investigation.
As he explained it:
‘My attorney is preparing to file criminal charges against Mueller. So if you want to know what I think of him, I think he’s a political hack and a criminal. I’m going to file charges with the Department of Justice. My attorneys are preparing it right now. We’re going to file it with [acting Attorney General Matthew] Whitaker.’
Corsi had previously publicly acknowledged that he was in plea negotiations with Mueller’s team, but he says that he backed out because he wouldn’t go along with the supposedly false characterization that he’d willfully misled prosecutors.
The special counsel’s office has been looking into his connection to Wikileaks, the organization that distributed emails Russian government hackers stole from the Democrats during the 2016 election season. That scrutiny has figured into the broader question of how connected — or not — the Trump team itself was with Wikileaks during that same time frame, including via past Trump adviser Roger Stone.
Besides Corsi’s contention that he’s innocent, he has also claimed that the deal’s terms and even the prosecutors’ behavior associated with the proposal were abhorrent. He’s claimed that “investigators were so mad because I didn’t give them what they wanted” and compared sitting with the Russia investigation team to his past experience of “being interrogated as a POW in the Korean War.”
President Donald Trump has picked up this assertion and run with it. He’s ranted:
‘Mueller and his gang of Angry Dems are only looking at one side… Wait until it comes out how horribly & viciously they are treating people, ruining lives for them refusing to lie.’
Previously, he added the particularly colorful association that prosecutors “are screaming and shouting at people, horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want” despite their being little to no apparent evidence for this above Corsi’s word.
To be clear, Corsi is known as a conspiracy theorist to the point of having at one point worked for the infamous InfoWars — and he’s already profiting off his latest shenanigans. He’s unveiled a book that will formally become available in March called SILENT NO MORE: How I Became a Political Prisoner to Mueller’s Witch Hunt.
In short, there’s no reason to believe either Corsi’s assertions about supposed mistreatment — or that his concurrent criminal complaint against Mueller will get very far.
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been perhaps among the most prominent that Mueller’s targeted to try similar tactics — and he’s gotten nowhere but instead awaits who knows how many years in prison at this point.
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