Conservative writer Jerome Corsi talks plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller over Russia info

As President Donald Trump and the political world brace for action by special counsel Robert Mueller, one of the alleged targets of the investigation says he is negotiating a plea agreement.

Jerome Corsi, a conservative writer who has been linked to Trump associate Roger Stone and author of “Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump,” told the Washington Post that “it’s true” he has resumed plea negotiations with the special counsel.

Corsi had said he believed Mueller’s office was prepared to indict him after previous plea talks fell apart.

The special counsel is investigating whether Corsi and others had advance knowledge that Russian operatives had obtained emails of high-ranking Democratic officials and planned to disseminate that information during the 2016 election via WikiLeaks in order to help the Trump campaign.

Corsi is also linked to Stone, a long-time political adviser to Trump who is also believed to be under investigation.

David Gray, Corsi’s attorney, had no comment on any plea talks.

Both Corsi and Stone have denied wrongdoing, and denounced Mueller’s investigation as politically motivated.

So has the president, who has repeatedly denied any sort of collusion with the Russians during the 2016 campaign. Trump has also denied claims he has tried to obstruct the investigation.

“The witch hunt, as I call it, should never have taken place,” Trump said last week. “It continues to go on.  I imagine it’s ending now.  From what I hear, it’s ending.”

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