Report: Corsi Offered Plea Deal Over Lying About Wikileaks Contact Attempt

FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" . (AP Photo/Ma... FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation" . (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) MORE LESS
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Conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi was offered a plea bargain over lying to FBI agents about helping an associate “get in touch with an organization” that had access to stolen emails relevant to the 2016 presidential election, ABC reports.

Relying on a copy of the proposed plea agreement itself, ABC reports that Corsi was offered a deal in which he would have agreed to “knowingly [making] materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to FBI agents regarding an “associate’s request to get in touch with an organization that he understood to be in possession of stolen emails and other documents pertaining to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”

The organization appears to refer to Wikileaks, while ABC identifies the “associate” as GOP operative Roger Stone.

The alleged lie in question appears to refer to an interaction between Stone and Corsi that occurred on July 25 – the same day that Wikileaks began to release hacked DNC emails on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.

Stone reportedly emailed Corsi asking to get in touch with Assange.

The conspiracy theorist appears to be doing his utmost to make a few bucks while he’s still free. ABC relies on an advance excerpt from an upcoming. 60,000-word book that Corsi has apparently written about his time in the investigation called “Silent No More: How I Became a Political Prisoner of Mueller’s ‘Witch Hunt.'”

In the book, Corsi purportedly writes that he “reloaded 2016” after getting his laptop back from the FBI. There, he “found the email dated July 25, 2016, in which Roger Stone asked me to ‘Get to Assange.’I had passed that email onto Ted Malloch in London, as I explained earlier,” Corsi supposedly wrote. Malloch is a London-based conservative author who was detained for questioning by the special counsel investigation upon arrival at Boston Logan airport in March.

Corsi claims to have “totally forgotten about this email, as it turned out I forgot about virtually all my 2016 emails in the intervening time.”

Stone has denied any advance knowledge of the release of Podesta’s hacked emails. He told ABC that the message “proves I had no advance knowledge of contents of WikiLeaks’ DNC material, and like every politico and journalist in America, I wanted to know what the content matter was.”

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  1. update? (via multiple media sources)

    Corsi told various media outlets Monday that Mueller offered him a deal in which Corsi would have to plead guilty to one count of perjury — but that he intended to reject the deal. This comes two weeks after Corsi claimed he was about to be indicted for perjury.

  2. Corsi claims to have “totally forgotten about this email, as it turned
    out I forgot about virtually all my 2016 emails in the intervening
    time.”

    Isn’t that special?

  3. Corsi claims to have “totally forgotten about this email, as it turned out I forgot about virtually all my 2016 emails in the intervening time.”

    Unless he can show us photos of the ice pick rearranging his grey matter, I ain’t buying it.

  4. 2016 was Corsi’s Woodstock, apparently.

  5. It’s what happens when you take the brown acid.

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