Roger Stone Says ‘No Evidence’ Corsi Can Implicate Him in Probe
(Bloomberg) -- Roger Stone, a longtime Republican operative and ally of Donald Trump’s during the 2016 presidential contest, said that right-wing author and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi is being pursued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators because “he refuses to parrot what they want him to say.”
Stone, speaking in an interview on WBEN radio in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, said that Corsi hadn’t provided Mueller any secret information from Russia or Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
"This idea that Jerry Corsi could implicate me -- there’s simply no evidence whatsoever," Stone said.
Stone’s comments follow a report in the Washington Post on Friday that Corsi was negotiating a plea deal with Mueller. Mueller, as part of his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election, has been requesting interviews with former employees and friends of Stone, asking them about Stone’s ties to Russia and Assange.
Corsi said earlier this month that he faced possible charges related to Mueller’s inquiries into the theft of thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and the campaign’s chairman, John Podesta.
Corsi told viewers of his YouTube live-stream broadcast that he’d been cooperating with the inquiry since receiving a subpoena from FBI agents at his home in August, “three days before my 72nd birthday.”
“And at the end of that two months even though I did everything I could to cooperate, the entire negotiations, discussions have just blown up and now I fully anticipate in the next few days I will be indicted by Mueller for some form or other of giving false information to the special counsel or to one of the other grand jury or however they want to do the indictment,” Corsi said.
He said he had turned over two computers and a cellphone to investigators and given them full access to his tweets. He called himself a victim of a “perjury trap.”
Stone dropped hints during the campaign -- backed up by emails more recently made public -- that he knew in advance emails hacked from the Clinton campaign would be released.
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