How much is conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi’s reputation worth? According to him, $350 million.
That’s how much Corsi is demanding in a lawsuit he filed this weekend against special counsel Robert Mueller, the DOJ, FBI, CIA, and NSA, accusing the cabal of “leftist and Democrat partisan prosecutorial and ethically and legally conflicted staff” of spying on him and conducting a smear campaign to destroy his reputation.
In the complaint, Corsi alleges illegal government surveillance against him, saying that Mueller’s prosecutors leaked grand jury information against him in an attempt to “destroy his reputation and personal and professional well-being and livelihood, thus also attempting to drive him into bankruptcy.”
Corsi adds that his tribulations are part of a conspiracy “designed to remove the current president of the United States for political and other improper purposes, and therefore effectively wage a ‘legal coup d’etat,’ negating the will of the American voters who elected Donald J. Trump on November 6, 2016”
This isn’t Corsi’s first time donning a tinfoil hat. He’s built a career fabricating conspiracies that drive media narratives while serving reactionary interests, including the Obama birther conspiracy and the swiftboating of John Kerry.
The 72-year old conspiracy theorist has aroused the interest of prosecutors in the Mueller probe for his apparent advance knowledge in the summer of 2016 of what Wikileaks was going to release and when.
Corsi claims in the lawsuit and elsewhere that a combination of shoe leather reporting and a hunch allowed him to figure this out, that he “logically reasoned and thus speculated that these emails would be released in a future batch.”
Corsi is represented in the lawsuit, filed in Washington D.C. federal court, by Larry Klayman, who once called for Obama to be removed via a coup.