Mueller and Roger Stone Associate Working On Plea Deal
- Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Trump and early player in his 2016 Presidential Campaign is likely to come under fire. The Washington Post has reported that one of his associates is in plea negotiations with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office.
Jerome Corsi, a conservative conspiracy theorist associated with Roger Stone, declined to comment on the recent revelation of his cooperation with the Mueller investigation. However, just last week he publicly stated that he expected to be indicted by Mr. Mueller for “giving false information to the special counsel or to one of the other grand jury.”
Whatever deal arises between Cosri and the Mueller team could certainly help shed even further light on whether anyone working on Trump’s 2016 campaign coordinated with WikiLeaks in the 2016 hack on Democratic National Committee emails, according to the Post. The now notorious 2016 email hack has become a vital part into Russia’s alleged campaign interference, especially after 12 Russian nationals were charged in connection with the hack over the summer.
Mueller has already been investigating Stone, a Republican operative and longtime Trump adviser. Corsi’s role in the investigation centers on the possibility that he served as a contact between Stone and Wikileaks. While it’s not yet known if Corsi had any strong relationship with President Trump himself, the two happen to share the long since debunked conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States, which is the outlandish conspiracy that helped propel Trump into politics in the first place.
CNN pointed out that Corsi could face any number of charges — spanning from perjury to making false claims to obstruction of justice —with the potential charges possibly related to false statements he made about his relationship with WikiLeaks and Stone.