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Roger Stone Associate Corsi Says He Won’t Sign a Plea Deal with Mueller

Nov. 26, 2018 (EIRNS)—Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi told CNN today that he is refusing to sign a plea deal offered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, CNN reported.

Corsi was a Mueller target on the theory that Corsi was an intermediary between Trump political advisor Roger Stone and WikiLeaks. Corsi said he was offered a deal to plead on one count of perjury.

“They can put me in prison the rest of my life. I am not going to sign a lie,” Corsi told CNN today.

Last week Corsi acknowledged that he was in plea negotiations with Mueller’s office, and said he expected to be indicted for “giving false information to the special counsel or to one of the other grand jury.” [sic]

Today Corsi said that he believed he would be lying by signing the plea agreement, because he did not willfully mislead anyone. He described his experience with Mueller’s team as “like being interrogated as a POW in the Korean War,” CNN reported. After two months of interrogation, Corsi said prosecutors believed that they had caught him in various lies, and did not appear to believe him when he said he could not recall certain events.

Roger Stone, in a statement today following Corsi’s comments, said that Mueller was harassing Corsi, “not for lying, but for refusing to lie,” and continued to maintain his own innocence. Stone said, “It is inconceivable that in America someone would be prosecuted for refusing to swear to a false narrative pushed on him by the Mueller investigators.”

CNN added that Corsi had injected himself into Stone’s situation last year when he claimed that one of his own articles for InfoWars inspired Stone to predict, in October 2016, that there would be trouble coming for Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, and after that, WikiLeaks had started releasing thousands of Podesta emails. Stone has denied wrongdoing regarding WikiLeaks’ releases during the 2016 campaign.

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