Judge throws out conspiracy theorist's lawsuit against Mueller

A federal judge on Thursday threw out conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi's lawsuit against former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE after he accused Mueller of coercing him into testifying about his alleged role coordinating the release of stolen Democratic emails.
 
Judge Ellen Huvelle of the D.C. District Court said that Corsi, formerly of the far-right conspiracy theory website InfoWars, had failed to make a valid case against Mueller or any of the various intelligence and law enforcement agencies named in his complaint.
 
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Huvelle, who was appointed to the federal bench by former President Clinton, said Corsi's sweeping claims that Mueller and the government had conducted illegal surveillance of him, violated his constitutional rights and leaked grand jury information were lacking in evidence and legal grounding.
 
Corsi alleged that Mueller had threatened to indict him and "effectively put him in federal prison for the rest of his life" if he failed to testify to a grand jury about his alleged role as a liaison between WikiLeaks and Trump associate Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneBannon testifies that Trump campaign saw Stone as link to WikiLeaks Stone's lawyer clashes with key witness The Hill's Morning Report — Bloomberg news shakes up 2020 race MORE, who is facing trial next week for charges of obstruction of justice stemming from the special counsel's probe.
 
Larry Klayman, a conservative lawyer who is representing Corsi, told The Hill in an email that he plans to appeal the ruling.
 
"Judge Huvelle’s ruling was largely politically influenced and sadly comes as no surprise," he said. "In today’s world, the elite establishment club in Washington, D.C., are 'protected species,' who are above the law. The American people are beginning to understand and it is a dangerous situation when the judiciary provides cover for the elite and powerful."
 
The Justice Department did not immediately respond when asked for comment.