Conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi publicly announced he had rejected a plea deal offered to him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team, claiming any false statements he may have made were due to poor memory—hence, that he hadn't perjured himself.
The Atlantic interviewed a former federal prosecutor, who found Corsi's claim highly unlikely. “I would be shocked if there weren't more evidence of his lying if he is ultimately charged with making false statements to federal officials,” Dan Goldman, a prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, told the Atlantic.
In 2016, Trump confidant Roger Stone posted a tweet that suggests he had prior knowledge that the Clinton emails would be hacked. "It will soon [be] Podesta’s time in the barrel. #CrookedHillary,” Stone wrote.
Corsi, too, made a similar prediction, but claims he had no prior knowledge—that he was merely guessing.
Another former prosecutor told the Atlantic that Corsi is likely on the wrong end of an upcoming indictment.
"If Corsi had decided to cooperate, said Elie Honig, a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, “it would have been Mueller announcing Corsi's cooperation along with the indictment of Stone (and perhaps others). Now, it'll be Mueller announcing an indictment of Stone and Corsi (and perhaps others) all together.”
In a thread on Twitter, another former prosecutor explained why Corsi is likely in trouble.
1/ This morning Corsi, an associate of Roger Stone, claimed that he has rejected a plea deal offered by Mueller's t… https://t.co/Kw836OMRYG— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti)1543256161.0