Jerome Corsi Accuses Roger Stone Of Violating Gag Order In Bizarre Filing

Jerome Corsi

In a fringe-figure mad libs of a court filing made public Monday, conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi accused Roger Stone of violating his gag order by using intermediaries to smear Corsi and taint the jury pool in his case.

The court filing flagged for U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson — who is presiding over the false statements and witness tampering case against Stone — is part of a lawsuit Corsi brought last week against Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign advisor, and according to Corsi, and ally of Stone’s.

Corsi told Jackson that Stone “is employing surrogates, specifically in this instance his longtime associate Michael Caputo, to continue to smear and defame Dr. Corsi and his counsel Larry Klayman, while directly violating this Court’s February 19 ‘gag’ order.”

In the original complaint against Caputo, filed in D.C. Superior Court, Corsi described Stone as “a self proclaimed ‘dirty trickster’ and at best ‘Mafia admirer,’ if not actual Mafia connected.”

He claimed Stone was using Caputo as a surrogate “in order to sway public opinion in his favor, illegally influence the jury at his upcoming criminal trial, and try to raise money for his legal defense fund at the expense of Plaintiff Corsi who has his own legal defense fund.”

The complaint pointed specifically to a Caputo MSNBC appearance last month where Caputo suggested Corsi was not ultimately indicted because he will testify against Stone at trial.

“In actuality, Dr. Corsi was not indicted because he was truthful; nor did he
threaten to kill a material witness and his service dog, as did Stone,” Corsi shot back in the complaint, referring to threats Stone allegedly made against radio host Randy Credico and Credico’s dog Bianca.

By acting as “joint tortfeasors,” Stone and Caputo are seeking to “coerce and threaten Dr. Corsi to testify falsely if subpoenaed to be called as a material witness in Stone’s ensuing criminal trial,” Corsi alleged.

Corsi also claimed the comments were causing reputational damage to both him and his attorney, Larry Klayman.

“The goal of these defamatory statements is to create the false implication that
Plaintiffs are not true conservatives and not supporters of President Trump and are dishonest and underhanded because they were willing to help Special Counsel Robert Mueller try to take down President Trump by having his adviser Roger Stone indicted, among other false implications,” the lawsuit last week said.

Stone is currently under a gag order in his criminal case after he posted an inflammatory Instagram image of Judge Berman Jackson. When the gag order was still just a possibility, Politico reported that Stone was planning to use Caputo as a spokesman of sorts if the judge prohibited him from making comments about this case.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.

Read the full Corsi filing below:

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