An associate of Roger Stone, a longtime ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, expects to be indicted by the U.S. special counsel probing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, he said on Monday (Nov 12).
New indictments from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election are expected as soon as Tuesday, CBS reports, citing multiple people with knowledge of the investigation.
Farage and his team denied Corsi's allegations and told reporters that he has not been contacted by the special counsel.
WikiLeaks published thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.
Giuliani and fellow Trump attorney Jay Sekulow did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Tuesday.
Corsi announced on Monday that he expects to be indicted by Mueller, and Schecter was set to interview him about that.
Corsi told the Guardian, "they asked about both Nigel and Ted Malloch", adding, "but I'm really not going into detail because I respect the special counsel and the legal process".
Corsi said he would not go into detail about why the Federal Bureau of Investigation were asking about Farage.
He said he had cooperated fully with the investigation, handing over his computers, phone and Apple Time Machine, and helping investigators download all his emails, Tweets and browsing history. But in the two years since Trump's victory, Stone has walked back those claims and said his "backchannel" was merely NY radio host Randy Credico sharing information about his interviews with Assange.
Stone has landed on Mueller's radar over an August 21, 2016 tweet he sent in which he wrote that "it will soon [be] the Podesta's time in the barrel".
Turley, of George Washington University in Foggy Bottom, D.C., said most of the criminal counts filed thus far against non-Russians have been for "false statements and collateral crimes".
"You can't talk to them for two months without having this great confusion", he said. Best of my recollection, what I knew in advance about what Julian Assange was going to do in terms of the Podesta emails, I figured out.
The report comes less than a week after President Trump forced out his Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with his chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, a Trump loyalist who called the Mueller investigation a "witch hunt" and suggested it could be curtailed by starving it of funds.