Corsi says he will file 'criminal charges' against Mueller

Right-wing author and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi said on Thursday that he intends to file "criminal charges" against special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE.  

"My attorney is preparing to file criminal charges against Mueller," Corsi told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton and Jamal Simmons in an interview set to air Friday on "Rising."

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"So if you want to know what I think of him, I think he's a political hack and a criminal. I'm going to file charges with the Department of Justice. My attorneys are preparing it right now. We're going to file it with [acting Attorney General Matt] Whitaker," Corsi said.

"We're going to say to the Office of Professional Responsibility and the inspector general that the way these prosecutors on Mueller's team behaved with me, and the deal they gave me, which was fraudulent, I believe demands a criminal investigation."

Private citizens generally cannot bring criminal charges and it was not clear from Corsi's comments what civil suit he might be contemplating.

Mueller is looking into Corsi and Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneRoger Stone shares, quickly deletes Instagram photo of federal judge on his case Mueller probe figures use fame to pay bills New filing suggests Mueller has evidence Stone communicated with WikiLeaks MORE's connection to WikiLeaks' release of emails belonging to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRoger Stone shares, quickly deletes Instagram photo of federal judge on his case Barack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report Why the national emergency? A second term may be Trump’s only shield from an indictment MORE's former campaign chairman, John Podesta, during the 2016 presidential race as part of the investigation into Russian election interference. 

Stone and Corsi have both denied being in contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. 

Corsi told MSNBC's Ari Melbur on Wednesday that he "absolutely" intended to help Trump's campaign by trying to get Clinton's stolen emails from WikiLeaks.

“Everybody in the world who was in news or political operations after July 22, 2016, when Assange dumped all these emails on [then-Democratic National Committee Chairwoman] Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzFeminine hygiene products to be available to House lawmakers using congressional funds Dems accused of MeToo hypocrisy in Virginia President should use his address to rally Americans to our nation’s real needs MORE and said he had more, everyone wanted to know what they were,” he said. 

— Julia Manchester