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Monday, December 10, 2018

‘Put Me In Prison’: Corsi Rejects Mueller Plea Bargain

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

On Monday morning, MSNBC reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has offered a plea deal to Jerome Corsi, a longtime right-wing conspiracy theorist with ties to President Donald Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone. Under the agreement, Corsi would reportedly cop to one count of perjury related to his testimony about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

But CNN promptly reported that Corsi will not sign the agreement, and would rather take it to trial.

“They can put me in prison the rest of my life,” he told reporters on a phone call. “I am not going to sign a lie.” He added that he does not know what will happen next.…

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Mueller Tracing The Kremlin Pipeline To Trump 2016

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After speculation that former InfoWars conspiracy theorist reporter Jerome Corsi could face indictment for his role in Trump adviser Roger Stone’s communication with Russia-linked activist group WikiLeaks’ during their release of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman’s stolen emails, news broke on Friday that Corsi is in talks with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office to negotiate a plea bargain and cooperation agreement.

The new development could pose substantial liability for Stone, whose alleged backchannel to WikiLeaks has been a key focus of Mueller’s investigation.

But that could just be the beginning. As Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) pointed out on CNN’s “The Situation Room” on Friday evening, the information Corsi gives up as part of this agreement could pose consequences for Trump as well.…

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Following Russia, US Shuns Global Cybersecurity Pact

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More than 50 countries signed onto a historic cybersecurity pact Monday as part of the Paris Peace Forum, marking an important step forward in the global fight against cyberwarfare and criminal activity on the internet.

In addition to the governments that pledged to work together to combat malicious online activities, at least 150 tech companies and 90 charitable organizations and universities also signed onto the agreement.

However, there were a few notable absences from the list of signatories. Among the countries that declined to pledge support for the global pact were the repressive regimes of Russia, China, and North Korea — and the United States.…

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