The Daily Beast reports:
President Donald Trump, who built his political rise on promoting far-right birther claims against President Barack Obama, does in fact have a joint defense agreement with leading birther conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, The Daily Beast has confirmed.
Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s attorney handling special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, said in a brief phone interview morning that the joint defense agreement that Corsi had earlier claimed existed does actually exist.
Giuliani said he confirmed this with Jane Raskin, another member of the Trump legal team, adding that the agreement is a recent development. The Trump lawyer added that he knew of Corsi’s work years ago on the “birther stuff.”
Corsi has claimed that he refused a plea deal with Mueller, saying, “They can put me in prison the rest of my life. I am not going to sign a lie.”