Jerome Corsi accused special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of having a “predetermined theory” about alleged Russian collusion and are skewing the investigation as a result.
While promoting his new book “Silent No More” on the “The Capitol Hill Show,” with The Washington Time’s Tim Constantine, Mr. Corsi said his more than 40 hours with the Mueller team was a “grueling exercise.”
“They’re looking for facts that fit that theory,” he said, “It’s completely the wrong way to do an honest investigation.”
Mr. Corsi also called on acting Attorney General Matthew Whittaker to “do his job” and investigate the ethics complaint Mr. Corsi filed against the special counsel last week. He also wants the acting AG to replace Mr. Mueller with someone who will investigate Democrats.
The former InfoWars bureau chief was pressed about his connections to both Roger Stone, a Trump affiliate, and Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks.
Mr. Corsi claimed that the special counsel already believes that he connected Mr. Stone and Mr. Assange to coordinate on releasing hacked DNC emails. Mr. Stone was then connected to Steve Bannon, then-candidate Trump’s campaign chief, thereby creating a chain for collusion.
Mr. Corsi vehemently denied having any connection whatsoever with Mr. Assange and insists that he never intentionally mislead Mr. Mueller’s team.
When he turned over all of his files and email accounts, a fact he heavily emphasized, Mr. Corsi said he forgot about a few emails that mentioned Mr. Assange and ultimately the meetings never came about.
“It became a memory test and, of course, I failed,” he said.
However, one particular email from August 2016 suggested Mr. Corsi had an inside scoop.
“Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps. One shortly after I’m back. 2nd in Oct. Impact planned to be very damaging,” he wrote to Mr. Stone, according to the Associated Press.
Mr. Corsi strongly denied having any inside information from WikiLeaks, and maintains that he simply “figured it out” that Mr. Assange had John Podesta’s emails.
After publicly rejecting a plea deal with the special counsel, Mr. Corsi made headlines as reports surfaced showing the Mueller probe was focusing in on WikiLeaks.
He claimed that part of his plea deal was to stay out of the media and silent about his time in the investigation, but he couldn’t agree to something he felt was lying.
“In my conscience, I couldn’t do anything else,” Mr. Corsi said, “I had to reject their deal and go forward and expose this corruption to the American people.”