Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Treachery of Jerry Corsi

Jerome Corsi
By Roger Stone

In recent weeks Dr. Jerry Corsi has launched a media offensive blasting Special Counsel Robert Mueller for attempting to pressure him into repeating things under oath that he says are not true. Before you decide that Corsi is a hero you should be well aware of the fact that the good doctor was prepared to bear false witness against others in the Trump orbit if he thought it would save his own skin.

For example, the assertion made by Dr. Corsi in a number of interviews, that he told me prior to their publication that Podesta‘s emails had been stolen, is false and there is no evidence to support it.

Dr. Corsi said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that he had told “many people” about the emails and also said to George Stephanopoulos on ABC  that he told "everyone he knew.” Who is he referring to?  Not me.

My August 21, 2016 tweet regarding “The  Podesta’s time in the barrel“ was based on a conversation with Dr. Corsi just prior to August 21 in which he pointed out various public sources documenting the Podesta’s extensive business dealings in both Ukraine and Russia.

These included a piece by Peter Schweitzer  “ From Russia with Money” in the New York Post on July 31 as well as a piece by Schweitzer in Breitbart News on August 14 regarding Tony Podesta’s representation of the same Ukrainian Political part as Paul Manafort and the Panama Papers published in April 2016.

I asked Dr. Corsi to supply a memo summarizing the various public sources which he suggested I look up and he agreed.

He supplied this memo on or about August 31 and I sent it to a reporter for a New York based Newspaper on a background basis. Dr. Corsi's assertion that this memo was some kind of “cover up” defies all logic. My tweet was not the slightest bit controversial until six weeks later when WikiLeaks published the Podesta emails. There was no social media chatter about it and no media coverage.

Since, as I said, I had no knowledge the Podesta‘s emails had been stolen and most certainly never received a copy of them from anyone, what exactly would I be covering up? And how would I know on August 31st that I would need a ‘public relations cover up” as Dr. Corsi put it. My tweet was about the Podesta’s business dealing in Gas, Aluminum, Uranium and Banking in Russia and I didn’t know John Podesta’s e-mails had been obtained by Wikileaks so no cover up was required.

My testimony in this regard to the House Intelligence Committee which is included in my prepared statement which was submitted under oath is entirely accurate and truthful. Any assertion to the contrary by members of the committee hiding behind their Congressional immunity from lawsuit is false and defamatory.

I believe this false narrative was suggested to Dr. Corsi by the Special Counsel. Dr. Corsi admitted in an interview with WJLA that he balked only when they told him he would have to plead guilty to supplying me with Podesta’s emails which of course he did not.

Every politico and every political reporter in the country was interested in the subject of the Clinton related material that Assange told CNN he had in June 2016 and again teased on FOX in August.

I did twice suggest that Dr. Corsi try to find out what Wikileaks had. I do not believe legitimate political inquiry violates the law. Dr. Corsi has steadfastly maintained that he had no contacts whatsoever with WikiLeaks or Julian Assange and I believe that to be the case. So the recent claim by Adam Schiff that ‘the contacts of Roger’s Stone associates to Wikileaks are more extensive then he told the Committee“ is the latest in a series of bald faced lies by the Congressman from Burbank.

Corsi’s predictions in an e-mail to me on August 2 that Assange would have major data dumps in the following weeks in August were incorrect. His statement that the Podesta’s would have to be exposed makes no reference to John Podesta’s purloined e-mails and appears to be based on information that was entirely public but had gotten little media attention. As I said on "ABC with George Stephapolous," I believe the Special Counsel has mischaracterized this e-mail in their generic description of it.

Additionally, Dr. Corsi has said that he told the Special Counsel that I knew about the NBC/Billy Bush tape in advance and directed him to contact Assange to change the timing of his October data dump to distract public attention from the NBC story. This is a total fabrication without a scintilla of proof or evidence. While telephone records show I did speak to Dr. Corsi that day, I spoke to him on a regular basis throughout 2016. I learned about the NBC story when everybody else in America did and not before.

I identified Randy Credico, a New York based radio talk show host, as the source who told me about the significance of the coming WikiLeaks disclosures and that they would come in October. Mr. Credico told me that his source was a lawyer who worked for Wikileaks. Although Credico has denied this, with MSNBC giving him a forum, I released over 30 pages of text messages weeks ago which prove indisputably that all this is accurate. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the Associated Press have all reported Mr. Credico’s denials but none have reported the text messages proving yet again that my testimony to the House Intelligence Committee in this regard was accurate and truthful.

The report that I boasted about being "in communication with Assange” is never coupled with my immediate clarification on the record within hours that I was referring to Mr. Credico’s back channel contact who’s role in that regard is proven in the aforementioned text messages.

While we are at it let’s dispose of another endlessly recycled claim against me. My 24 word exchange with Guccifer 2.0 came weeks after Wikileaks had already published the Clinton material and I released the full text. Based on the timing, actual content and context, the exchange is innocuous and proves nothing, particularly collusion or collaboration in the release of material that had already been made public and was never mentioned or discussed.

Let me reiterate that I never received allegedly hacked or allegedly stolen and emails ultimately published by WikiLeaks from Wikileaks, Julian Assange  Jerry Corsi or anyone else. I had no advance notice of the source or content of the material published by Wikileaks. There simply is no evidence or witnesses who can honestly testify to the contrary. I neither discussed the matter with candidate Trump at anytime. Proof that I spoke to Trump on the telephone does not constitute proof that Wikileaks was the topic of the conversation despite the best efforts of the Washington Post to insinuate otherwise.

Bottom line, the Democrats in Congress and the special counsel have no evidence whatsoever of Russian collusion, or WikiLeaks collaboration or coordination, on my part, so now the witch hunt has devolved into hairsplitting word games and gotcha questions designed to create a perjury trap.

Roger Stone is a veteran political operative and New York Times Bestselling author who was featured in the Netflix documentary “Get Me Roger Stone”. He served as a senior campaign aide to four Republican presidents including Nixon, Reagan and Donald J. Trump. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry, for me there are too many long term players involved. Stone,started spewing this nonsense about how much of a threat Donald is to the UBIQUITOUS Deep State. Then, even after Donald had filled most of appointments from all the usaul suspects. The Council on Foreign Relations,Trilateral Commission, Bilderburg attendees, and of course, as always BANKSTERS. Chief among them Steve Mnuchin, CFR, TC, Skull&Bones member. Former Soros employee. During the Housing Melt bank,his bank was foreclosing at 3x that of his competitors.