Associate of Trump ally expects Mueller contact soon on plea deal

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Rightwing author Jerome Corsi: I expect Mueller to indict me

US President Donald Trump may submit written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller as early as this week.

"I fully anticipate in next few days I will be indicted by Mueller for giving false information to special counsel or grand jury", he said.

Mueller reportedly has evidence suggesting Corsi could have had prior knowledge of the Hillary Clinton campaign's hacked emails, which were later delivered to and published online by the secrets-leaking organization WikiLeaks.

The Guardian reported that Jerome Corsi, a conspiracy theorist and conservative author, was questioned by investigators working on the Mueller probe over his links to the right-wing former British politician, Nigel Farage.

Corsi's attorney declined to comment, and Corsi did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Corsi's remarks come a day after he grabbed headlines with a livestream posted to YouTube, in which he said he expected to be criminally charged after two months of cooperation with Mueller's probe. An associate of Stone said Monday that he expects to face charges in the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation.

Corsi said Monday that he has been cooperating with the Mueller investigation since receiving a subpoena in late August.

"I don't recall ever meeting Julian Assange or getting information from anyone about what he had including the Podesta emails", Corsi said Monday, referring to John Podesta, the Clinton campaign chairman. He was also one of the main voices who advocated for the leave the European Union, and many analysts say that Russian Federation backed Farage's campaign for Britain to cut ties with Brussels.

A spokesperson for Nigel Farage called Corsi's comments, "ill-informed, intentionally malicious gossip".

Negotiations were ongoing between Mr. Corsi's legal team and federal prosecutors for the past two months, but those talks recently broke down he said. The president has repeatedly denied any such collusion with Moscow.

Corsi said Mueller's prosecutors have pressed him repeatedly on any ties to Assange, whom he says he has never met. "To the best of my recollection - what I knew in advance about what Julian Assange was going to do in terms of having the Podesta emails - I figured it out".

The trip puts Corsi in company with George Papadopoulos, Michael Cohen, and Joseph Mifsud as people in the orbit of the Russian Federation investigation who travelled to Italy during the 2016 presidential campaign. A spokesman for Farage told The Guardian that Corsi's comments about Mueller's alleged interest in the former UKIP leader were nothing but gossip.

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