Jerome Corsi, an associate of former Trump adviser Roger Stone, is in plea negotiations with special counsel Robert Mueller, he confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday.
Corsi, a conservative writer, has close ties to Stone and President Trump. He provided opposition research about Democrats to Stone, an informal Trump adviser, during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The plea negotiations were first reported by The Washington Post.
The plea deal negotiations are another indication that Mueller’s investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign is homing in on Stone. The special counsel has reportedly been probing how much Stone knew about the release of emails hacked by Russians and released by WikiLeaks in 2016.
Corsi said earlier this month that he believed Mueller would indict him for giving false information to federal investigators despite cooperating with the Russia investigation. – READ MORE