Investigative journalist Jerome Corsi said Monday that his stepson has been subpoenaed to testify before special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury in the investigation of alleged Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 election.
Corsi explained to the Fox Business Channel’s Trish Regan that Mueller’s investigators believe email communications regarding stepson Andrew Stettner’s scrubbing of data from a computer was an effort to obstruct justice.
But Corsi explained he’s given access to all of his computer files to investigators, and he simply wanted to transfer use of the computer to his wife.
“I think they think that Andrew was conspiring with me, as my computer expert, to destroy evidence,” said Corsi.
He said he and his family have been under “constant harassment.”
“They are determined to find any crime they can find, and make up a crime,” Corsi said. “They are investigating every aspect of our lives, intruding our families.”
Corsi said his wife, Monica, who joined him in the in-studio interview, has been “upset this entire weekend, because she’s had to face: Is her son going to go to prison now?”
Mueller’s team apparently sees Corsi as a link between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Donald Trump, via political operative Roger Stone.
Assange released hacked emails of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta shortly after the release of the Access Hollywood tape that threatened to derail the Trump presidential campaign. U.S. intelligence officials have said they believe Russian operatives hacked the emails from the Democratic National Committee server.
But Corsi insists he has never had direct contact with Assange. The journalist was offered a plea deal in which he would confess to lying about an email that interested prosecutors. Corsi has rejected the deal, contending he did not intentionally deceive investigators and, in fact, had been offered the opportunity to correct the record.
He believes he will be indicted.
“They can put me in prison the rest of my life. I am not going to sign a lie,” he told CNN.
He has filed a $350 million complaint with the Justice Department that alleges Mueller’s prosecutors tried to coerce him to give false testimony.