All these shiny red balls in the air over the Washington swamp all at once.
Comes now, that the man who was supposedly more correct about what was going on in the world behind the scenes was supposedly targeted by the main thorn in the side of the Trump Administration: the Mueller probe. According to Jerome Corsi, he of Infowars fame, the witch hunt bugged him, leaked information about grand jury proceedings, tried to get him to lie under oath and Lord only knows what else.
That being the case, Corsi is going the all American route of suing Bob Mueller and the investigation.
Politico reported that the newly filed suit claims that Mueller tried to get Corsi to give testimony that Corsi said is false. He is reportedly seeking $100 million in actual damages and $250 million in damages due to injury to his reputation. The CIA, FBI, and the National Security Agency were also named in the suit.
The author has theorized that investigators hoped that he would admit to a connection with WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange. The connection would bolster their Russian collusion investigation, he said. A link between Corsi and Assange would make it easy to tie in President Trump’s former adviser Roger Stone, he said.
It seems that observers from the fruited plain really need a scorecard to keep up with who supposedly is linked to what and how it all relates to Russian collusion, which is not a crime, and the effort to take down President Trump by any means necessary.
Really, it’s getting confusing and this isn’t helping.
Corsi, the former Washington bureau chief of the conspiracy theory outlet InfoWars, rejected a deal with investigators that would have required him to plead guilty to perjury. He said he could not lie to something he knew to be false, even if it meant living out his life in prison….
The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington and named Mueller as the defendant. The suit claims that Mueller and his team “demanded” that Corsi falsely testify that he acted as a liaison between Stone and Assange. Politico reported that the suit accuses Mueller of unconstitutional surveillance through the NSA program that was exposed by Edward Snowden, PRISM.
“Defendants Mueller, DOJ, NSA, CIA, and FBI have engaged in ongoing illegal, unconstitutional surveillance on Plaintiff Corsi, in violation of the Fourth Amendment and the USA FREEDOM Act as well targeted ‘PRISM’ collection under Section 702 of the Foreign Sovereignties Immunity Act at the direction of Defendant Mueller,” the suit said, according to Politico.
The act named in the suit is in question, and the Justice Department is not talking at this point.
All this really does is feed the narrative that Bob Mueller’s tactics are hardball and that he tries to get people to admit to things they did not do.
Where it goes from here is anyone’s guess.