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The Maltese Phantom of Russiagate (Mifsud is NOT DEAD 5/30/2018)
Real Clear Investigations ^ | 5/30/2018 | Lee Smith

Posted on 09/08/2018 9:37:59 AM PDT by mojito

...Painting a full picture of Mifsud is difficult because after the 58-year-old professor was first identified by name in a Washington Post article in the weeks following Papadopoulos’ confession, he gave a few interviews to the international press, and then disappeared.

Rumors circulated in the press that the Kremlin-linked professor may have been recalled to Russia or was liquidated.

A new book by former colleagues of Mifsud’s – Stephan Roh, a 50-year-old Swiss-German lawyer, and Thierry Pastor, a 35-year-old French political analyst – reports that he is alive and well. Their account includes a recent interview with him.

Their self-published book, “The Faking of Russia-gate: The Papadopoulos Case, an Investigative Analysis,” includes a recent interview with Mifsud in which he denies saying anything about Clinton emails to Papadopoulos. Mifsud, they write, stated “vehemently that he never told anything like this to George Papadopoulos.” Mifsud asked rhetorically: “From where should I have this [information]?”

Mifsud’s account seems to be supported by Alexander Downer, the Australian diplomat who alerted authorities about Papadopoulos. As reported in the Daily Caller, Downer said Papadopoulos never mentioned emails; he spoke, instead, about the Russians possessing material that could be damaging to Clinton. This new detail raises the possibility that Mifsud, Papadopoulos’ alleged source for the information, never said anything about Clinton-related emails either.

In interviews with RealClearInvestigations, Roh and Pastor said Mifsud is anything but a Russian spy. Rather, he is more likely a Western intelligence asset.

According to the two authors, it was a former Italian intelligence official, Vincenzo Scotti, a colleague of Mifsud’s and onetime interior minister, who told the professor to go into hiding. “I don’t know who was hiding him,” said Roh, “but I’m sure it was organized by someone. And I am sure it will be difficult to get to the bottom of it.”

Roh said Mifsud was afraid when he first went into hiding. “He had been moved to a place far away in Italy. In November and December, it broke him down. He was under so much pressure and cut off from the world. He had no internet or access to communications.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alexanderdowner; braking; downer; flashback; italy; italyrussia; josephmifsud; malta; maltese; mifsud; oldnews; scotti; sidebarabuse; sismi; spygate; stephanroh; thierrypastor; vincenzoscotti
A repost of an excerpt of the definitive article on the mysterious Mifsud. The DNC nonsense that Mifsud is dead has been circulating for awhile, so it's old news if not fake news. Mifsud is alive, but is being hidden by Italian intelligence. Make of that what you may.

Read the whole thing.

1 posted on 09/08/2018 9:37:59 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

ITALIAN intelligence?? WHY??


2 posted on 09/08/2018 9:43:01 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Italy is one of the few genuine allies the US has left, so it makes sense that their intel agencies would protect Mifsud from assassination if Trump asked them to do so.


3 posted on 09/08/2018 9:45:41 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 1)
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To: Ann Archy
Read the whole article. Mifsud is an Italian intelligence asset if not an agent. If I were to speculate I'd say that the FBI went to the Italians and said the Russians were trying to penetrate the Trump campaign and could they help with counter-intelligence. The Italians agreed, and deployed Mifsud. Mifsud eventually realized that the FBI story was a falsehood, and that he'd been hoodwinked into participating in a coup attempt by US intelligence against Trump.

When that became clear, Prof. Mifsud decided to take a time out.

4 posted on 09/08/2018 9:51:44 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

I think Professor Mifsud has been lied to enough....that he’s not sure about who to trust anymore. It’s possible that some Russian mob folks were also in this mix.


5 posted on 09/08/2018 9:57:23 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Ann Archy
Also this from John Solomon, which was reported this week in an article mainly dealing with Bruch Ohr:

“The FBI formally opened the Trump campaign probe — code-named Crossfire Hurricane — on July 31, 2016, based on an Australian diplomat’s claim that Papadopoulos, a young Trump campaign foreign policy aide, appeared to have prior knowledge that Russia had derogatory information it planned to release on Hillary Clinton.

Agents feared Papadopoulos might be looking to create contacts in Moscow to gain access to that Clinton dirt.

But multiple sources tell me the FBI soon received information — now considered highly classified — that undercut the theory of the Papadopoulos case. One source described the evidence as “indisputably exculpatory,” while another said the information “put the predicate used to start the case in reversal.”

Whatever the nature of that classified evidence, the FBI’s own account in court records shows agents suddenly seemed to lose a sense of urgency about the Papadopoulos allegation. They inexplicably waited about six months to interview both the Trump campaign aide and the European professor who allegedly alerted Papadopoulos to the Russia dirt and introduced him to Moscow contacts.”

http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/405484-bruce-ohrs-efforts-to-secretly-reshape-the-trump-probe-started-earlier-in

Yes, the case against Papa would be “wholly exculpatory” if Mifsud, instead of a Russian contact, as Mueller alleged, was actually an Italian agent.

6 posted on 09/08/2018 10:06:17 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito
A year ago Mifsud was being labelled in the DC Examiner as a Russian asset...it would be interesting to see what Tom Rogan thinks about him today.

Suspected Russian spy, Joseph Mifsud, visited DC in 2014 promising to dole out money to students

7 posted on 09/08/2018 10:21:46 AM PDT by mac_truck (aide toi et dieu t'aidera)
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To: mojito

Not only Mifsud, but the FBI got Charles Tawil to give $10,000 to Papodoplous so they could arrest him at the airport for laundering and claim that not only was Pappy-D working for foreign countries (Russia), but that TRUMP WAS LAUNDERING MONEY FROM THEM.

They wanted to nail him on this, but he left the money in Greece.


8 posted on 09/08/2018 10:29:53 AM PDT by struggle
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To: struggle

Mifsud asked rhetorically: “From where should I have this [information]?”

My Guess - From John Breenan in order to plant in the Trump campaign so they could pull a FISA warrant to spy on Trump during the election and as an insurance policy if Trump won!


9 posted on 09/08/2018 3:43:53 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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To: struggle

I’d love to see the % of cases that the FBI works in which entrapment is not involved.


10 posted on 09/08/2018 3:59:09 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: mojito

How is it that anything Papadopoulos did, is illegal?


11 posted on 09/08/2018 6:32:08 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches, and get with what's real.)
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What Papadop did was not illegal even in the worst case. That’s why they gave him 14 days in jail for the flimsiest of process crimes: giving an evasive answer to one particular FBI question. Since FBI did nothing whatsoever about Mifsud, we xan safely conclude that Mifsud is not a Russian agent, but merely some sort of patsy. Makes the FBI look even more stupid than they already did.


12 posted on 09/08/2018 7:34:48 PM PDT by palmer (...if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive)
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To: GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run

#9. Notice the Eastern European/Russian transposition of words as “From where should I have this information” instead of the more Western/English proper word order of “Where should (or would) I have gotten this information” (no “from”).

My Russian grandmother spoke like Mifsud, despite having lived in the US from when she arrived as a teenager till her death, about70 years later.

Time for the Italians, if they have him, to do a “drop” of Mifsud into US hands. If he’s telling the truth, let him tell Congress and the American people.

Otherwise, I would consider him “dirty” and working for one of our enemies, domestic (Hillary, DNC, Clinton Foundation, etc) or foreign.


13 posted on 09/09/2018 1:11:13 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: mojito

Barzini found Michael in Sicily, Mifsud will eventually be found too.....


14 posted on 09/09/2018 5:43:29 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I once found a needle in a haystack but it wasn't the one I was looking for...)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I don’t think anyone should trust the American justice system that much even if he’s innocent.


15 posted on 09/09/2018 8:59:12 AM PDT by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: mojito

‘Ees not dead, he’s pining for the fjords!

CC


16 posted on 09/10/2018 9:30:58 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Do you know what really burns my ass? A flame about 3 feet high.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Lake Wobegone?


17 posted on 09/10/2018 9:49:37 AM PDT by HKMk23 (You ask how to fight an idea? Well, I'll tell you how: with another idea!)
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To: HKMk23

Nope, old monty puthon sketch.

CC


18 posted on 09/10/2018 5:22:16 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Do you know what really burns my ass? A flame about 3 feet high.)
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