Most people who would oppose the Trump administration would claim as Robert Mueller claims and that is that author Jerome Corsi is simply lying about a particular email and interaction with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, but they would then have to explain how a man would voluntarily turn over his computer and electronic devices to the special counsel knowing there would be information on it that they would then ask him about, and he’s gonna just lie about it? Come on. Does anyone think Hillary Clinton was this transparent with her illegal email server? We know she wasn’t, and so does the FBI that Mueller used to head.
So, we discover from a statement of offense from Robert Mueller against Corsi that he lied about declining to contact Julian Assange, but instead contacting an individual in London, England to pass on the request of Roger Stone to contact Assange.
Even with the provided text of the emails, it seems a stretch and a lot of assumptions on the part of Mueller and company to imply that Corsi lied about what he stated.
Here’s what Mueller asserts:
During the interview, CORSI said that in the summer of 2016 an associate (“Person 1”) who CORSI understood to be in regular contact with senior members of the Trump Campaign, including with then-candidate Donald J. Trump, asked CORSI to get in touch with Organization 1 about materials it possessed relevant to the presidential campaign that had not already been released. CORSI thereafter knowingly and intentionally made the following materially false statements during the interview:
a. CORSI said he declined the request from Person 1 and made clear to Person 1 that trying to contact Organization 1 could be subject to investigation. CORSI also stated that Person 1 never asked CORSI to have another person try to get in contact with Organization 1, and that CORSI told Person 1 that they should just wait until Organization 1 released any materials.
b. CORSI further stated that after that initial request from Person 1, CORSI did not know what Person 1 did with respect to Organization 1, and he never provided Person 1 with any information regarding Organization 1, including what materials Organization 1 possessed or what Organization 1 might do with those materials.
4. In truth and in fact, and as CORSI well knew, after Person 1 asked CORSI to get in touch with Organization 1, CORSI did not decline the request as he stated in the interview. Instead, CORSI contacted an individual who resided in London, England (“overseas individual”) to pass on Person 1’s request to learn about materials in Organization 1’s possession that could be relevant to the presidential campaign. Corsi thereafter told Person 1 that Organization 1 possessed information that would be damaging to then-candidate Hillary Clinton and that Organization 1 planned to release damaging information in October 2016.
a. On or about July 25, 2016, Person 1 sent an email to CORSI with the subject line, “Get to [the founder of Organization 1].” The body of the message read: “Get to [the founder of Organization 1] [a]t Ecuadorian Embassy in London and get the pending [Organization 1] emails . . . they deal with Foundation, allegedly.” On or about the same day, CORSI forwarded Person 1’s email to the overseas individual.
b. On or about July 31, 2016, Person 1 emailed CORSI with the subject line, “Call me MON.” The body of the email read in part that the overseas individual “should see [the founder of Organization 1].”
c. On or about August 2, 2016, CORSI responded to Person 1 by email. CORSI wrote that he was currently in Europe and planned to return in mid-August. CORSI stated: “Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps. One shortly after I’m back. 2nd in Oct. Impact planned to be very damaging.… Time to let more than [the Clinton Campaign chairman] to be exposed as in bed w enemy if they are not ready to drop HRC [Hillary Rodham Clinton]. That appears to be the game hackers
are now about. Would not hurt to start suggesting HRC old, memory bad, has stroke — neither he nor she well. I expect that much of next dump focus, setting stage for Foundation debacle.”
Now, not declining does not then assert that Coris actually engaged Assange. That is an assumption with no facts presented. When Corsi states that “Word is…” that does not mean he spoke to Assange either. It simply means that he has heard from someone that documents are going to be released.
Mueller presented no evidence that Corsi lied about anything.
Furthermore, Corsi rejected a plea agreement that would have gotten him up to six months in federal prison and up to $9,500 in fines saying that he would “rot” in jail before he would lie and that was just what Mueller wanted him to do. He also said he did not “intentionally lie.” And why would he? He offered his devices knowing that Mueller would go through them.
So, when Corsi said what he said, he indicated it was speculation by using the phrase, “Word is…”
Corsi did indicate that he declined the request. There is no evidence that he “got to Assange” at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Passing the request on to someone else, author Ted Malloch, is not “getting to Assange.”
However, note in this interview with Tucker Carlson, Corsi explains that he amended his statement to include that very email and said the special counsel was “happy” about it until he wouldn’t lie for them. That’s when they went back to his original statement and tried to push him into a plea deal.
Roger Stone has chimed in on this issue as well.
Stone, who has repeatedly insisted that he had no advanced knowledge of the WikiLeaks email dump, said Tuesday that the newly-released emails don’t suggest otherwise.
“None of these emails provide any evidence or proof that I knew in advance about the source or content of any of the allegedly stolen or allegedly hacked emails published by WikiLeaks,” Stone said.
“Since when did gossip become a criminal offense? Where is the WikiLeaks collaboration? Where is the evidence that I received anything whatsoever from WikiLeaks and passed it on to Donald Trump? These emails prove nothing other than the fact that Jerry Corsi is an aggressive investigative reporter.”
It is also alleged that Corsi did scrub emails that predated October 11, 2016 sometime between January 13, 2017 and March 1, 2017. The Wikileaks document dump took place on October 7, 2016. Still, even though Corsi said the computer broke, he turned it over to Mueller anyway, knowing that things could be retrieved. Does this actually sound like a man trying to hide something?
The reality is that Robert Mueller is a world-class criminal, who covered up 9/11, sabotaged counter-terrorism training manuals and delivered uranium to the Russians in a secret tarmac meeting in 2009, is attempting to bait those cooperating with his witch hunt, which has turned up nothing about what he was appointed to investigate, into “lying.”
Interestingly enough, that uranium exchange was exposed by a Wikileaks cable.
Not one thing in the email correspondence is criminal. So, a 72-year-old man forgot one email out of literally thousands. So what? It wasn’t even about anything criminal in nature. Should he really go to jail for six months and pay nearly $10,000 for that? Talk about injustice.
What I wish the media would jump on is the current, ongoing investigation into Bob Mueller’s framing of a US veteran on false gun charges and having his special agent in charge perjure himself to do it. Corsi knows about that investigation and perhaps he might be holding that like an ace in the hole to use and put out to media should Mueller continue to badger him over this. We’ll see.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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