“It’s true. Your story is accurate,” Roger Stone associate, conservative conspiracy theorist, and prominent “birther” Jerome Corsi told the Washington Post, confirming speculation that he is negotiating a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. Corsi is now reportedly willing to cooperate and plead guilty in exchange for leniency. For Mueller’s Russia probe, Corsi’s cooperation could be a game-changer.
Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi’s cooperation and Corsi’s apparent willingness to strike a plea deal could shed light on Mueller’s claim that the Trump campaign was linked to WikiLeaks’ release of hacked Democratic emails during the 2016 presidential election. Stone and WikiLeaks have denied coordination, but in August 2016 – before WikiLeaks published the emails – the Republican operative tweeted, “It will soon the Podesta’s time in the barrel,” referring to former counselor to President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.