WASHINGTON (SBG) - Jerome Corsi said he had planned to cooperate.
"I gave them all my computers, my laptops my external hard drives which had the backup of those computers. I turned in my cell phone." he told T.V. host Armstrong Williams.
Critics call Corsi a conservative conspiracy theorist, and point to his published work, including the book "Where is the Birth Certificate?' which challenged President Obama’s U.S. citizenship and "Hunting Hitler: New Scientific Evidence That Hitler Escaped Nazi Germany," in which he tries to make the case there's no evidence Adolph Hitler ever died.
Corsi is also an associate of Roger Stone, and ally and adviser to President Trump who is also being investigated by the Special Counsel’s office.
At issue – is whether Corsi knew about e-mails Wikileaks had, meant to harm Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign, and whether he lied about it, as alleged in a "Statement of the Offense" by Mueller's office.
"Special prosecutors had two emails that I'd forgotten about, one of which was from Roger Stone that said basically someone ought to go see Assange," he said, referring to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Corsi said he had simply forgotten about that exchange and amended his testimony upon reviewing old emails, but now calls himself a "political prisoner in Robert Mueller’s witch hunt."
"They can put me in prison for the rest of my life if they want to. I’m 72. One year in prison might kill me but i wont’ swear to god that I committed a crime that I didn’t commit."
He has taken action of his own, suing the Special Counsel's office as well as the Department of Justice, the FBI, N.S.A and C.I.A. for $350 million. In it, he accuses Mueller's team of demanding that Corsi falsely testify, of leaking Grand Jury information to the press which Corsi claims violate his privacy rights and also alleges "Defendants Mueller, DOJ, NSA, CIA, and FBI have engaged in ongoing illegal, unconstitutional surveillance on Plaintiff Corsi,"
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office and other federal agencies recently asked that the hearing in the lawsuit be postponed due to the partial government shutdown.
The judge denied that request and as of now its scheduled to take place right here in Washington D.C. District Court on Thursday January 3.