Conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi has filed an appeal after a federal judge threw out his lawsuit against former special counsel Robert Mueller, the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies.
Corsi, formerly of the far-right conspiracy theory website InfoWars, is seeking $1.6 million in damages over claims that Mueller coerced him into giving false testimony to a grand jury about Corsi’s alleged role coordinating the release of stolen Democratic emails.
A federal judge at the D.C. District Court tossed the case last month. Corsi, a steadfast Trump supporter, said on Wednesday he would appeal the lower court’s ruling to the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Corsi claims that Mueller threatened to “effectively put him in federal prison for the rest of his life” if he failed to testify about his alleged role as an intermediary between WikiLeaks and Trump associate Roger Stone during the 2016 election.
In an Oct. 31 ruling, Judge Ellen Huvelle, a Clinton appointee to the federal district court in D.C., said Corsi had failed to make a valid case against Mueller or any of the various intelligence and law enforcement agencies named in his complaint.
Larry Klayman, a conservative lawyer who is representing Corsi, previously told The Hill that his client planned to appeal, saying Huvelle’s ruling was “politically influenced.”
Harper Neidig contributed to this report.