Roger Stone associate in plea talks with Mueller's team

Roger Stone associate in plea talks with Mueller's team

"It's true. Your story is accurate", Roger Stone associate, conservative conspiracy theorist, and prominent "birther" Jerome Corsi told the Washington Post, confirming speculation that he is negotiating a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller.

The special counsel's office interviewed the author as it investigates longtime political operative Roger Stone's links to WikiLeaks, which famously released a series of emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

Corsi is reportedly in negotiations to strike a plea deal with Mueller over perjury charges.

The right-wing writer and former Infowars editor said on his namesake radio show last week that he expects to be indicted by Mueller for lying to investigators, although he insisted he had committed no wrongdoing.

Corsi provided research on Democratic figures during the campaign to Stone, a longtime Trump adviser.

Corsi said in an interview with the Daily Caller ten days ago, "I was telling people as early as August, I thought Assange had Podesta emails, and I thought he was going to drop them in October". "And it's, I think, further proof that there is real concern about the ability of Robert Mueller to draw that line from the Russians, to WikiLeaks, to Corsi and Stone, to the president".

Earlier this month, Corsi said he expected to be criminally indicted. Corsi said he had been contacted by the special counsel about possible charges, and the special counsel and Corsi's attorney had been in ongoing discussions.

But he said talks with investigators recently had "blown up". Mueller has brought such cases against four others, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The special counsel has evidence that suggests Corsi may have had advance knowledge that the email account of Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta, had been hacked and that WikiLeaks had obtained a trove of damning emails from it, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told ABC News.

During the 2016 campaign, Stone publicly bragged about having "backchannel communications" with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and on several occasions appeared to predict the WikiLeaks releases that roiled the race in the final stretch of the campaign.

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