It’s the stuff of conspiracy.
GOP conspiracy theorists Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi worked out an arrangement whereby Corsi received $15,000 each month to work as Infowars’ D.C. bureau chief, the Washington Post reported Thursday.
The payments continued after Corsi stopped working at the conspiracy site in June. During that time, Corsi, known for spreading fabrications that would make John Birch blush, publicized a supposed plea offer from the special counsel’s office, claimed an impending indictment, and sued Mueller for allegedly violating his civil rights.
Corsi denied suggestions that the money was a hush payment in an interview with the Post. Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly been examining whether Corsi was being paid to testify favorably about Stone, according to the Washington Post.
Whatever agreement Corsi had with Stone appears to have ended in acrimony. Stone posted a photo of a letter Infowars’s HR director (they have one?) to Corsi dated Jan. 18, telling him, “I cannot indefinitely pay your salary continuation.”
Stone has begun to lash out at Corsi over social media in recent weeks, writing in a recent post next to a picture of Corsi’s face, “I challenge this congenital liar to produce any evidence ,corroboration or proof of this fairytale which has emerged from his alcoholic haze .”
Meanwhile, before the Washington Post released its article, Corsi added the newspaper and the reporter who called him about the Infowars arrangement as defendants in his lawsuit against Mueller, claiming harassment.