Another associate of political operative Roger Stone met Friday with a federal grand jury convened to hear testimony in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling, appearing at the U.S. District Court House in Washington, D.C., a source with direct knowledge tells ABC News.
Stone is a longtime and close ally of President Donald Trump who has been under increasing scrutiny from the special counsel investigation.
Jerome Corsi, who until recently served as the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for the controversial far-right news outlet Infowars, is one of at least 11 individuals associated with Stone who have been contacted by the special counsel.
Corsi’s name surfaced earlier this year after investigators with Mueller’s team spent almost an hour interviewing Theodore Roosevelt “Ted” Malloch, 65, an American academic and conservative London-based author, discussing his ties to Stone, Corsi, and WikiLeaks, according to a post-script for Malloch’s latest book.
Malloch told ABC News in April that the questioning occurred in March after Malloch was detained by federal agents at Boston’s Logan Airport upon arrival from his home in London.
Malloch’s pro-Trump political book, “The Plot to Destroy Trump: How the Deep State Fabricated the Russian Dossier to Subvert the President,” describes the encounter as “intimidating.” In the post-script of his book, Malloch describes the interview and says agents seemed particularly interested in his connections with Stone, WikiLeaks, and Corsi. He described Corsi as a Trump campaign a journalist who edited a memoir he wrote years ago.
In addition to Corsi, individuals tied to Stone who have been contacted by the special counsel include former Trump campaign aides Michael Caputo and Sam Nunberg; Kristin Davis, the one-time “Manhattan Madam” who has worked for Stone and remains close to him; Stone’s former driver and assistant, John Kakanis; Stone’s one-time social media adviser, Jason Sullivan, and former Stone aide Andrew Miller.
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