Conspiracy theorist with links to Roger Stone subpoenaed in Mueller probe: report

Conspiracy theorist with links to Roger Stone subpoenaed in Mueller probe: report

Jerome Corsi, a conspiracy theorist with connections to Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneMueller pushes back on Stone's claim CNN was tipped off about arrest Mueller won't deliver report to Justice Dept. next week Defending the First Amendment, even for Roger Stone MORE, has been subpoenaed in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's Russia investigation, Corsi's lawyer told The New York Times on Wednesday.

Corsi will testify Friday in front of the grand jury in the investigation, according to the Times. His lawyer, David Gray, told the newspaper that he anticipates federal investigators will ask about his client's connections to Stone, who has long been subject to public scrutiny because of his connections to WikiLeaks and Guccifer 2.0, the hacking persona that Mueller’s team says was a front for Russian intelligence officers.

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Gray also told the Times that Corsi will cooperate with investigators. 

“He fully intends to comply with the subpoena,” Gray said.


Corsi is expected to testify the same day that Randy Credico, a political satirist and radio host, is scheduled to appear before the grand jury. Stone has said Credico was the intermediary who helped him communicate with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2016.

Corsi has worked for Infowars, the conspiracy site run by Alex Jones. Corsi has promoted conspiracy theories, including one that claimed former President Obama was born outside the United States.

Before he was a candidate for president, Trump regularly claimed that Obama's Hawaii birth certificate may not be legitimate. According to the Times, Corsi was one of the people contacted by Trump for information about Obama’s birth certificate.

Corsi has dealt with Stone “on and off for years,” the Times reported. The newspaper noted that during testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee last year, Stone said he based a tweet he wrote off research provided by Corsi.

Corsi is the latest individual connected to Stone who has been asked by Mueller to testify.

Kristin Davis, the former head of an upscale prostitution ring who is also known as the “Manhattan Madam," testified last month before the grand jury. Davis has a longstanding relationship with Stone.

Stone predicted last month that he would soon be indicted by Mueller.

"Robert Mueller is coming for me," Stone said in an email asking supporters to donate to his legal defense fund. "I’m next on the crooked special prosecutor’s hit list because I’ve advised Donald Trump for the past 39 years. I am being targeted not because I committed a crime, but because the 'deep state' liberals want to silence me and pressure me to testify against my good friend President Donald J. Trump."

Updated at 2:07 p.m.