Jerome Corsi Sent Roger Stone Email Predicting WikiLeaks ‘Dumps’: Report

Far-right conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi sent an email to former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone indicating there would be document “dumps” two months before WikiLeaks released hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to draft court documents obtained by NBC News. The documents, sent to Corsi from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, state that Corsi wrote the email to Stone in August. “Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps,” the email reportedly read. “One shortly after I’m back. 2nd in Oct. Impact planned to be very damaging.” In October, WikiLeaks released Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails—which were stolen by Russian hackers. In the draft documents, Mueller’s team also alleged Corsi deleted all of his emails before Oct. 11, 2016, including the emails sent to Stone about WikiLeaks. CNN reports that draft court documents from Mueller’s office also indicate that Stone sought “information and emails” from WikiLeaks through an associate.

Along with the draft documents, Mueller reportedly sent Corsi a draft plea agreement that would “not oppose… a sentence of probation” for Corsi. Corsi said he has rejected the deal. Corsi told NBC News he thought WikiLeaks would release the emails in October because he predicted the website would “use them as the October surprise.” “And why did I think they would come out serially, drip by drip? Because Assange is very strategic. He understands the news cycle,” Corsi told the network. Additionally, Stone confirmed the “accuracy of the emails” described in the draft court documents to CNN.