Jerome Corsi, the right-wing conspiracy theorist and associate of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, revealed Friday he’s in plea negotiations with special counsel Robert Mueller.
Corsi confirmed he has been discussing a potential plea deal with Mueller’s team but declined to comment further.
“There will be a time when I’ll talk about all this,” the 72-year-old told the Daily News.
The right-wing writer and former InfoWars editor said on his namesake radio show last week that he expects to be indicted by Mueller for lying to investigators, although he insisted he had committed no wrongdoing.
Corsi’s attorney declined to comment. A spokesman for the special counsel’s office also declined to comment.
The development puts increased pressure on Stone, who has been a target of Mueller’s investigation for months over his connections to WikiLeaks and possible advanced knowledge of the Russian government’s dissemination of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
“My friend Dr. Corsi has been under a tremendous amount of pressure and it is beginning to affect him profoundly,” Stone said in a text message in light of Corsi’s plea talks. “He has stated publicly that he is being asked over and over to say things he simply does not believe occurred.”