‘I’m 72 years old, I’ll die in prison…’
(Chris Sommerfeldt, New York Daily News) Jerome Corsi, a conservative and associate of prominent Trump ally Roger Stone, said Monday that he expects to be indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller “in the next few days.”
The former InfoWars editor, infamous for perpetuating the “birther” conspiracy questioning Barack Obama’s citizenship, said he has spent the past two months cooperating with the special counsel and that he walked away from a recent interrogation with the understanding that he will be “criminally charged.”
“I fully anticipate that in the next few days I will be indicted by Mueller in some form of another for giving false statements to Mueller or to the grand jury,” Corsi said on his radio show.
Corsi declined to go into specifics but said Mueller had caught him in a “perjury trap.”
He said cooperating with Mueller — who is investigating possible collusion between the Kremlin and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign — has been “one of the most frightening experiences” of his life.
“I’m 72 years old, I’ll die in prison,” he said.
A spokesman for the special counsel declined to comment. Corsi’s attorney also declined to comment.
Corsi has been questioned by Mueller’s investigators over his communications with Stone during the 2016 campaign and possible knowledge of WikiLeaks’ release of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta.
The emails were hacked by Russian operatives as part of the Kremlin’s interference and preference for Trump in the 2016 election, according to U.S. intelligence agencies.
Stone, who has long said he also expects to be charged by Mueller, said Corsi could face an imminent indictment because he “refuses to do anything but tell the truth,” echoing Trump’s accusation that the special counsel is orchestrating a politically-motivated “witch hunt.”
“Where is the Russian collusion? Where is the WikiLeaks collaboration? Where is proof that I knew about the theft or content of John Podesta’s emails or the content or the source of any of the allegedly hacked or stolen e-mails published by WikiLeaks?” Stone said.
For months, Mueller has subpoenaed associates and friends of Stone as he continues to investigate the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia.
Dozens of Russian government operatives and Trump associates have been indicted and pleaded guilty to federal crimes, including the president’s 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
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