Jerome Corsi Hires Lawyer Who Sued Hillary Clinton for Benghazi Deaths

Jerome Corsi, the right-wing author, conspiracy theorist, and Roger Stone associate who backed out of plea negotiations with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, has hired a new attorney to join his legal team. Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s someone who has quite a history of taking on politically-charged matters.

Corsi announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he is bringing Larry Klayman on board in his ongoing legal battles with the special counsel’s office. Klayman will be joining Corsi’s other lawyer, David Gray.

“In a memo to my attorneys, I have instructed Klayman and Gray to file with Acting AG Whitaker a criminal complaint against Mueller’s Special Counsel and the DOJ for prosecutorial misconduct in my case,” Corsi stated, possibly misunderstanding that criminal complaints are filed by prosecutors, not lawyers of civilians who approach them.

Klayman, you may recall, represented the parents of victims in the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attack in a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton. The lawsuit alleged that Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business likely exposed sensitive information to terrorists who then carried out the attacks.The complaint also alleged that Clinton lied to the parents about the cause of the attack, falsely blaming it on an anti-Muslim YouTube video. The parents also claimed that Clinton caused them emotional distress when she ran for president by engaging in an “inflammatory smear campaign” against them.

That case was dismissed in May 2017 when Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the complaint was legally insufficient in stating proper legal claims against Clinton. That decision was affirmed by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The parents moved for an en banc hearing of the case by the full Circuit Court but were denied. They then petitioned for the Supreme Court to hear their case but were turned down.

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