ABC: Mueller Subpoenas More Corsi, Stone Associates

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January 15, 2019 4:12 p.m.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed more associates of insurance broker-turned-conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi and GOP operative Roger Stone, ABC news reported Tuesday.

Without naming the targets of the subpoenas, the report states that two people were asked to testify before a grand jury in December, and asked to preserve all communications with Corsi and Stone.

A third witness — Corsi’s stepson Andrew Stettner — is scheduled to testify before the grand jury on Friday, Corsi announced earlier this week.

In a statement to TPM, Stone called the ABC report “100% fake news. No one I know has been to the grand jury in December or or has received a subpoena this year. I challenge ABC to release the subpoenas they say they have. Failure to do so I will prove categorically that this is a made up story [sic].”

Corsi told ABC that Stettner has helped him fix his computers over the years, and wiped the hard drive of one of them in the weeks before he received a subpoena in August 2018.

“I didn’t see the harm in wiping [the computer] instead of buying a new one,” Corsi reportedly told ABC.

Corsi is a known fabulist with a history of creating lies designed to drive news cycles, holding the dubious distinction of being responsible for both the John Kerry “swiftboat” and Obama “birther” conspiracy theories.

Emails between Corsi, Stone, and others show that the two had advance knowledge of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s plans to leak emails from inside the Clinton campaign before the 2016 election. Stone and Corsi deny it.

“It’s clear Mueller and company now hate me,” Corsi told ABC News on Tuesday. “I’m calling him out as a crooked prosecutor.”

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