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Conservative author and commentator Jerome Corsi says special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators accused him of lying under oath only after he "couldn’t give them what they wanted.”
Corsi spoke with Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tuesday night, one day after he announced he would reject a plea deal that would have required him to plead guilty to perjury. "I refused to plead to a lie," Corsi told Carlson.
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Mueller sent Corsi a draft plea agreement earlier this month stipulating that the special counsel would allow Corsi to request a sentence of probation if he agreed to plead guilty to one count of lying to federal investigators.
In a statement of the offense, the special counsel said Corsi sent an email to Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone in August 2016 advising him that WikiLeaks intended to release damaging information about Hillary Clinton that October.
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“Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps. One shortly after I’m back. 2nd in Oct. Impact planned to be very damaging,” Corsi wrote to Stone in an email. “Time to let more than [Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta] to be exposed as in bed w enemy if they are not ready to drop [Clinton]. That appears to be the game hackers are now about.”
Stone had asked him in July 2016 to get in touch with WikiLeaks about "pending" documents "relevant to the presidential campaign," the draft court papers say.
Assange - Embassy - London - WikiLeaks - Emails
"Get to [Assange at] Ecuadorian Embassy in London and get the pending [WikiLeaks] emails," Stone emailed Corsi on July 25, 2016, according to the court documents.
Corsi said he declined the request and told Stone that any attempt to contact WikiLeaks could put them in legal jeopardy, according to...
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