A Washington D.C. federal judge rejected a motion by a conservative author Jerome Corsi to assign himself to hear Corsi’s lawsuit against Special Counsel Robert Mueller alleging illegal and unconstitutional surveillance, Fox News informed.
Corsi’s lawyer, Larry Klayman, stated that U.S. District Judge Richard Leon should hear the case due to the fact that he is connected with other cases that Leon had ruled on, involving allegations of illegal surveillance by the National Security Agency and other government entities.
“A related case is not whatever a plaintiff wishes it to be,” Leon said in denying Klayman’s request. The judge added that if he agreed to hear the case, it “would invite precisely the sort of judge shopping that this system is designed to avoid.”
Corsi has accused Mueller’s colleagues that work on the probe for attempting to bully him into giving “false testimony” in order to harm President Trump and pressuring him to accept a plea deal, although he was against it.
The Corsi’s motion stated that Mueller’s team wanted him to demonstrate that he’d acted as a liaison for political operative Roger Stone, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Trump campaign over the release of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee.
The complaint says that special counsel’s office is now “knowingly and deceitfully threatening to charge Dr. Corsi with an alleged false statement,” if he did not give them “false testimony” against Trump and others involved.
Corsi’s motion says he was initially unable to provide precise testimony on that point until he could reload emails on his computer. The complaint also mentions that he later changed his answers.