It’s a shame that President Donald Trump hasn’t given special counsel Robert Mueller one of his patented nicknames. It’s certainly rife with potential.
“Bumbling Bob.” “Ragged Rob.” “Meaningless Mueller.”
Or, how about “Multi-Million Mueller”? Because Mueller was just slapped with a $350 million lawsuit after pushing conservative author Jerome Corsi too far.
Corsi, a confidant of Trump ally Roger Stone, recently had the squeeze put on him as part of Mueller’s endless investigation into potential Russian collusion during the 2016 election.
But unlike some of the other people Mueller has targeted during the course of his investigation, Corsi is refusing to play ball.
“They can put me in prison the rest of my life. I am not going to sign a lie,” Corsi told CNN.
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“They want me to say I willfully lied. I did not intentionally lie to the special counsel. I’m not going to agree that I lied. I did not,” Corsi said. “I will not lie to save my life. I’d rather sit in prison and rot for as long as these thugs want me to.”
Corsi went further, blasting his experience with Mueller’s investigation. He went so far as to compare it to “like being interrogated as a POW in the Korean War.”
The longtime author was pushed so far that he eventually decided to go on the offensive against Mueller.
Originally, Corsi went on a Hill.TV interview stating that he intended to file a criminal complaint against Mueller.
“We’re going to say to the Office of Professional Responsibility and the inspector general that the way these prosecutors on Mueller’s team behaved with me, and the deal they gave me, which was fraudulent, I believe demands a criminal investigation,” Corsi said.
Now, as The Hill is reporting, Corsi is hitting Mueller right in his wallet. In a document filed in the District Court for the District of Columbia, Corsi is filing a lawsuit and requesting an injunction as well as a whopping $350 million in damages.
“Defendant Mueller and his prosecutorial and media staff, acting in their official capacity and personally, also illegally released grand jury information to harm Plaintiff Corsi by attempting to destroy his reputation and personal and professional well-being and livelihood, thus also attempting to drive him into bankruptcy,” part of the document reads.
As The Hill notes, Corsi is specifically alleging that Mueller and his team “intended to coerce, extort, threaten and/or blackmail him into submission and designed to remove the current president of the United States for political and other improper purposes.”
Considering how inanely drawn-out and unfair Mueller’s investigation seems to be, this lawsuit really couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
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