Jerome Corsi, an associate of Roger Stone, told NBC News he is in talks with special counsel Robert Mueller about a plea deal.
Corsi said earlier in November that he feared he’d be indicted for perjury. He has been questioned over his knowledge of WikiLeaks obtaining hacked emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, and said Mueller's team delivered the news at a meeting in early November.
The news about Corsi’s plea negotiations was first reported by The Washington Post on Friday.
In a Nov. 12 phone interview, Corsi expressed his fear of indictment to NBC News, saying, "This was one of the most confusing and frightening things I've experienced. I'm 72 years and I'm afraid they're going to lock me up and put me in solitary confinement."
Corsi has links to both ex-Trump aide Roger Stone and Infowars host Alex Jones, and was first subpoenaed by Mueller's team at the end of August.
"If Dr. Corsi knew that John Podesta's emails had been obtained by anyone and would be published, he never shared this information with me nor did he give me any such documents," Stone said in a statement to NBC News.
The special counsel's office declined to comment about Corsi's statements, as did Corsi's lawyer, David Gray.