Conservative author and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi says he expects to be charged by Robert Mueller's investigation in the coming days—because the "Department of Justice is run by criminals." Corsi, an ally of longtime Trump associate Roger Stone, said in a livestreamed video Monday that he had spoken to prosecutors for around 40 hours, but talks had "all blown up" and he was going to be indicted, Politico reports. The AP reports that Corsi is among several Stone associates to have been interviewed as the Mueller investigation looks into Stone's connection with WikiLeaks, which released hacked material during the 2016 election believed to have been provided by Russian agents.
Corsi said Monday that he doesn't recall ever meeting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and he doesn't remember knowing in advance that WikiLeaks was going to release thousands of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Stone has also denied having advance knowledge of WikiLeaks' plans. Corsi said Monday that he expected to be indicted for "some form of lying," the Washington Post reports. "I think my crime really was that I supported Donald Trump," he said. "Now I guess I’ll go to prison for the rest of my life, because I dared to oppose the 'deep state.'" (Corsi, a prominent supporter of the Obama "birther" theories, was kicked out of Kenya in 2008.)