Robert Mueller may have just struck pay dirt.
The special counsel flailed around for 18 months without producing any evidence of collusion with Russia.
But now Mueller may have found the whistleblower that can bring down Trump.
Robert Mueller Targets Jerome Corsi
Robert Mueller dragged investigative journalist Jerome Corsi in front of his grand jury.
Corsi worked with Trump associate Roger Stone at Infowars and the two have known each other for years.
Mueller believes Corsi may have known in advance about WikiLeaks releasing hacked emails obtained from the Democrats.
He is trying to prove Corsi passed that information on to Stone, and then Stone informed the Trump campaign of WikiLeaks’ plan.
But Stone denies this happened.
The Daily Caller reports he told them:
“[Corsi] never told me anything of the kind, that anybody had heisted Podesta’s emails,” Stone told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Was Roger Stone Really In Touch With WikiLeaks?
Throughout 2016, Roger Stone gave the impression he communicated with Julian Assange.
In an October email exchange with Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon, Stone told Bannon that Assange did not go through with a planned email release out of fear for his safety.
He also said Assange promised an email dump per each week.
Bannon followed up with Stone after WikiLeaks did announce they would begin releasing the emails.
The New York Times reported that Stone responded by repeating what WikiLeaks and Assange had already admitted publically.
But Stone said he never spoke with Assange.
He told the New York Times, “I didn’t need any inside knowledge to do that. They keep looking for some direct communication with WikiLeaks that doesn’t exist.”
Both Stone and WikiLeaks deny that they ever communicated.
He says a backchannel source gave him information about WikiLeaks.
Stone told the House Intelligence Committee that New York City radio host Randy Credico was his source.
Credico denied this was the case.
But two Stone associates showed the Washington Post text messages from Credico where he appeared to admit to being Stone’s source.
Stone also claims everything he “predicted” about WikiLeaks releasing Clinton emails was already in the public domain.
Julian Assange made a public statement in March 2016 that they had obtained Clinton emails.
Stone did not need a direct connection with Julian Assange to figure out that they planned to release them in the fall when the campaign heated up.
It’s a far cry from the international espionage ring journalists claimed existed.
In fact, this episode shows how Mueller’s probe turned into a joke.
Mueller is probing to see if Stone told the truth about which American he spoke to about WikiLeaks – Randy Credico or Jerome Corsi.
There is no hint that Mueller believes Stone conspired with Russian intelligence to try and rig the election.
In addition, the New York Times reports Mueller is investigating a 501c(4) nonprofit group – the Committee for American Sovereignty education fund Stone set up.
They exclusively report:
Mr. Stone’s Oct. 4, 2016, email to Mr. Bannon suggested another reason prosecutors might be interested in the fund. Asking the campaign to promote his theory of an illegitimate son of Mr. Clinton, he wrote: “I’ve raised $150K for the targeted black digital campaign through a C-4,” he wrote.
501c(4) groups can issue education.
But they cannot advocate on behalf of candidates.
Mueller is trying to nail Stone on a technical violation of federal campaign laws.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.