Jerome Corsi, a conspiracy theorist with connections to former Roger Stone, has been subpoenaed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Corsi’s lawyer on Wednesday told The New York Times that he will testify Friday in front of the grand jury in the investigation.
His lawyer, David Gray, also said that he anticipates federal investigators will ask about his client’s connections to Stone, who has long been subject to public scrutiny because of his connections to WikiLeaks and Guccifer 2.0, the hacking persona that Mueller’s team says was a front for Russian intelligence officers.
Stone in 2016 publicly predicted that WikiLeaks plans to publish material damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
”He fully intends to comply with the subpoena,” Mr. Gray said, adding that the subpoena was not specific about the topic but that he and his client anticipated “it has to do with his communications with Roger Stone.”
Stone claims that he has no contact with Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks and that he learned what WikiLeaks was going through public sources and from Credico, who had a friend in common with Assange.
According to The Times, Corsi, who has worked with the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on his Infowars operation, has dealt with Stone on and off for years. Corsi was also one of the people whom President Trump, before he was a candidate, contacted for information about former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate in pressing the false claim that Obama was not born in the United States.