UNITED STATES—Jerome Corsi, Ph.D., a American author and political commentator who has been accused of lying under oath to Special Counsel’s Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 Presidential election has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Mueller.
He is suing Mueller for $350 million for attempting to get him to give false testimony; $100 million for general damages and another $250 million for defamation of character/injury to his reputation. The Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and the National Security Agency are named in the suit.
According to reports, Corsi believes investigators hoped he would admit to some sort of connection between himself, Julian Assange and Roger Stone. He noted that Mueller illegally searched his phone records and leaked information to a grand jury.
“This grand jury confidential information concerning Defendant Mueller’s
investigation was at the time only known by Defendant Mueller and his staff, including but not limited to their press secretary, Peter Carr, who periodically disclosed and released grand jury information to “favorable media,” at the direction of Defendant Mueller and his prosecutorial staff,” states the lawsuit.
“In this regard, 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 added.
Corsi was investigated and interrogated for months by Mueller’s team to see if he had any prior knowledge of the Hillary Clinton emails Wikileaks obtained.
“My crime is that I supported POTUS and I did my best to get (him) elected. And now, I’m a criminal for having done that. It’s a political prosecution and I filed a complaint with the DOJ against Mueller,” Corsi tweeted.
Corsi was offered a plea deal by investigators, which he rejected it. The deal required Corsi to plead guilty to perjury. He indicated he could not lie about something he knew to be false even if it meant living out his life in prison.