Special counsel Robert Mueller issued a subpoena to conservative writer Jerome Corsi’s stepson compelling him to testify before a grand jury, Corsi told Fox Business Network Monday evening.
But Corsi dismissed the development as more “constant harassment” from the Mueller team.
“Constant harassment,” he told FBN’s Trish Regan during an interview on the network alongside his wife Monica Corsi. “They are determined to find any crime they can find and make up a crime. They are investigating every aspect of our lives, including our families. Monica has been upset for this entire weekend because she is asking, ‘is her son going to go to prison now?'”
According to Corsi, Mueller’s team is focused on text messages he exchanged with his stepson, Andrew Stettner, about a computer of Corsi’s being “scrubbed.” Waving around a hard drive of all the data on the old computer during the interview, Corsi claims Stettner had asked him if he had a laptop he could use for the cleaning business he runs with his mother Monica.
“Andrew wrote me a text message and said, ‘it’s scrubbed.’ Now Mueller thinks we are obstructing justice,” he told Regan, adding that he would be “happy” to give Mueller’s team access to the external hard drive, but “they haven’t asked me for it.”
Corsi claims his step-son "scrubbed" an old computer of his to use for a new scheduling system for his family cleaning business pic.twitter.com/LZY7ToP658
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Corsi has become a frequent focus of Mueller’s investigation in recent months over his contacts with Trump associate Roger Stone in 2016 and emails he’s deleted from his computer. Federal investigators believe Stone and Corsi may have had previous knowledge of the email hack of the Democratic National Committee and the release of said emails on Wikileaks.