Quantcast
Connect with us

Here are the 9 weirdest facts about ‘birther king’ Jerome Corsi — who’s now being questioned by Mueller

Published

on

On Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe expanded to include Jerome Corsi, the so-called “birther king.” Corsi is most widely known for promoting the conspiracy theory—amplified by Donald Trump—that former President Barack Obama was not born in the US.

”He fully intends to comply with the subpoena,” his lawyer told the New York Times. He also said his client thought “it has to do with his communications with Roger Stone.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Here’s a quick primer on the birther king.

1. Corsi has served as the DC bureau chief for InfoWars, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones website. Recently, tech companies scrubbed much of InfoWars content from their platforms in the interest of quelling the spread of false conspiracy theories.

2. Corsi recently lobbied to have teachers armed to prevent school shootings—even though InfoWars is best known for suggesting that school massacres, including Sandy Hook, were staged with crisis actors.

3. Despite representing a site peddling conspiracy theories, Corsi was given access to White House press briefings.

4. In his book Black Gold Stranglehold, Corsi challenged the scientific consensus on the origins of fossil fuels, arguing that dinosaurs couldn’t have been converted into oil and that oil was not a scarce commodity.

ADVERTISEMENT

5. Corsi also challenged Republican presidents, claiming that George W. Bush planned to create a North American Union to replace the US. It’s currency? The Amero.

6. Corsi has promoted 9/11 conspiracy theories, revolving around minutiae like an alleged video from 1988 that he claimed supposed 9/11 conspiracy theorists’ speculation for why there wasn’t as much visible plane debris after a plane hit the Pentagon.

7. He’s claimed that Adolf Hitler was rescued from his bunker by helicopter, and smuggled to Argentina on a submarine.

ADVERTISEMENT

8. Corsi’s obsession with Barack Obama did not end with his birth certificate. He also said that Obama was secretly gay and previously married to a man.

9. Most recently, Corsi penned “Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump” which suggests that intelligence agencies are conspiring to destroy the administration of Donald Trump.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

George Conway reveals Trump is being shunned by law firms because young lawyers ‘want nothing to do with him’

Published

on

Conservative attorney George Conway asserted in a column over the weekend that President Donald Trump's history of mistreating law firms is catching up with him.

In a Sunday op-ed for The Washington Post, Conway explains that Trump is now faced with sparse choices for legal representation in his impeachment trial after years of not paying attorneys and generally being a bad client.

Pointing to Trump's choice of Alan Dershowitz and Kenneth Starr, Conway writes:

?The president has consistently encountered difficulty in hiring good lawyers to defend him. In 2017, after Robert S. Mueller III became special counsel, Trump couldn’t find a high-end law firm that would take him as a client. His reputation for nonpayment preceded him: One major Manhattan firm I know had once been forced to eat bills for millions in bond work it once did for Trump. No doubt other members of the legal community knew of other examples.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Texas GOPer Cornyn blames Trump’s problems on campaign ‘grifters’ — then calls Giuliani ‘not relevant’

Published

on

Appearing on CBS's “Face the Nation," Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) attempted to blame Donald Trump's impeachment problems on "grifters" who found a way to attach themselves to the now-president when he began to run for president.

Speaking with host Margaret Brennan, Cornyn was asked about allegations made by Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas that have implicated not only the president but Vice President Mike Pence and senior White House officials in an attempt to strongarm the leaders of Ukraine in return for military aid.

"Doesn't it trouble you that [Parnas] was working so closely with Rudy Giuliani, who was acting on the president's behalf and saying he was acting on the president's behalf?" host Brennan asked. "

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

‘No sound basis’: Georgetown law professor explains why Alan Dershowitz will crumble under Senate questioning

Published

on

Georgetown law professor John Mikhail suggested on Sunday that the portion of President Donald Trump's defense which is being covered by Alan Dershowitz to fail because it has "no sound basis" in history and law.

"There is no sound basis for Alan Dershowitz to claim that abuse of power is not an impeachable offense. In addition to being at odds with common sense, this claim is contradicted by a clear and consistent body of historical evidence," Mikhail stated.

The law professor cited the impeachment of Warren Hastings in the 1780s.

"Some of the best evidence comes from the case of Warren Hastings, which informed the drafting Art. II, Sec 4," Mikhail wrote. "The fact that he was not guilty of treason, but still deserved to be impeached, was a major reason 'other high crimes and misdemeanors' was added to the Constitution."

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image