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 (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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 StoneHouse panel subpoenas Flynn, Gates House panel subpoenas Flynn, Gates Court orders release of sealed documents in mysterious Mueller grand jury case MORE's connection to WikiLeaks' release of emails belonging to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBroadway play 'Hillary and Clinton' closing early due to low ticket sales Broadway play 'Hillary and Clinton' closing early due to low ticket sales Facing challenge from Warren, Sanders touts strength against Trump 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 SchultzLee Zeldin responds to Ilhan Omar accusing him of 'bigotry' Congressional Women's Softball team releases roster Overnight Defense — Presented by Huntington Ingalls Industries — Trump nominates Shanahan as Pentagon chief | House panel advances bill to block military funds for border wall | Trump defends Bolton despite differences MORE and said he had more, everyone wanted to know what they were,” he said. 

— Julia Manchester