**MICHAEL COHEN TAKES A PLEA DEAL ON ACCUSATIONS UNRELATED TO TRUMP
**MUELLER IS WAY OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE RUSSIA COLLUSION PROBE
**JEROME CORSI SAYS HE IS READY TO SIT IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE
**G-20 SUMMIT GETS INTERESTING WITH TRUMP CANCELING HIS MEETING WITH PUTIN
**FACEBOOK IN THE HOT SEAT AS DETAILS CONTINUE TO EMERGE ON USER DATA
4:05 PM ET – Jerome Corsi, Harvard Ph.D., and conservative author is at the center of the Mueller probe right now. He has promised that he will now move forward with a criminal complaint against Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller and the Department of Justice with Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker. Last night he appeared on MSNBC and the below is a synopsis of that appearance:
Corsi, during an interview with MSNBC, said he plans to reject a plea agreement with the special counsel’s office, which is probing whether he was an intermediary between Stone and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
“Even if Julian Assange had stolen material that was classified, as a journalist I can see him, I can get that material and I can publish it — I’m not committing a crime,” Corsi told the network.
“So I was happy to do it and I was happy that it would benefit Donald Trump.”
Corsi, however, fell short of admitting that he was the intermediary between Assange and the Trump campaign.
The revelation by Corsi comes after it was reported that he communicated with Stone about getting hold of stolen emails from WikiLeaks that were damaging to then-candidate Clinton.
Corsi originally told the special counsel’s office that the communications with Stone did not take place. He now claims he “forgot” about them.
When confronted about his conflicting statements, Corsi said it was a “repositioning.
5:05 PM ET – Jonathan Gilliam, Former FBI Agent, Federal Air Marshall, and author of Sheep No More and Geraldo Rivera, Fox News Legal Analyst and author of The Geraldo Show, discuss the news on the migrant caravan, the national security issues that arise from that and the Michael Cohen plea deal announced this morning.
On Thursday, Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a possible Trump Organization real estate project in Moscow that was under consideration during the 2016 presidential campaign.
According to a court filing from special counsel Robert Mueller, Cohen told Congress in August 2017 that discussion of a Trump development project in Moscow ended in January 2016, but discussions about it in fact continued “as late as approximately June 2016” — the same month as the infamous Trump Tower meeting between top Trump campaign officials and a Kremlin-connected lawyer who promised to provide them with dirt on Hillary Clinton.
The filing also indicates Cohen discussed the deal directly with Trump more than three times, briefed his family members about it, and “agreed to travel to Russia in connection with the Moscow Project and took steps in contemplation of Individual 1’s possible travel to Russia.” (“Individual 1” is Trump.)
“I made these statements to be consistent with Individual 1’s political messaging and to be loyal to Individual 1,” Cohen reportedly said in court. (H/T VOX)
5:30 PM ET – Mercedes Schlapp, White House Director of Strategic Communications, discusses the immigration policy of the White House and the administration, and the steps being taken towards the migrant caravan. Schlapp will also touch on the G-20 summit.
The scheduled meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which was supposed to happen on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina, is off the table.
Despite the Kremlin confirming the meeting earlier on Thursday, Trump took to Twitter to announce he no longer planned to meet with the Russian president. He had already suggested in an interview on Tuesday he might cancel the meeting due to ongoing conflicts between Ukraine and Russia near Crimea.
“Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia,” Trump explained on Twitter, “I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin. I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!” (H/T Fortune)