Top Suspect in Russian Collusion Witch Hunt Is Likely Western Intelligence Operative - Says He's 'Member of Clinton Foundation'
Joseph Mifsud is a Maltese academic, with high level connections to the Russian state and UK politicians. Mifsud is a former employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta, a former principal in the London Centre of International Law Practice, a professorial teaching fellow at the University of Stirling in Scotland, and director of the Diplomatic Academy of London.
George Papadopoulos, the lower level campaign worker for the Trump campaign, appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to British and/or U.S. Intelligence: Joseph Mifsud, Alexander Downer and Stefan Halper.
Mifsud and Papadopoulos obtained positions at an organization named the Centre for International Energy and Natural Resources Law & Security. Papadopoulos was a 'nobody' and the Centre sketchy at best. Mifsud vanished in early November 2017, shortly after Papadopoulos was in the news and indicted. His whereabouts are still unknown.
Although the common story is that Mifsud is a Russian Agent, many ties seem to lead [him] back to UK Intelligence. Julian Assange put out a Twitter thread noting the connection between Mifsud and UK Intelligence.
Mifsud is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) whose top donor is the Soros Open Society Foundation.
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If Mifsud truly is a Russian agent - which is key to the collusion narrative - he could prove to be one of the most promiscuous spies in modern history. Western intelligence agencies and European politicians would have to spend the next few decades repairing the damage he did to global security by infiltrating key institutions and personnel. As of yet, however, there is no indication that any intelligence service has begun the embarrassing, but highly important, assessment of how it was penetrated and how it can re-fortify the vulnerabilities that Mifsud may have exposed. There has been no public effort to arrest him.
While most media accounts have simply repeated official claims that Mifsud is a sketchy character whose visits to Russia and academic contacts suggest he is working for Russian intelligence, a look at the available evidence challenges that narrative. It also raises the possibility that Mifsud, whose circles are tied to the Clintons, may, like another professor recently in the news, Stefan Halper, have actually been working for Western intelligence agencies...
...If they did know Mifsud and thought he was a Russian agent, why did the bureau continue to send agents to teach at Link, with which he had been affiliated for nearly a decade by the time of the Papadopoulos affair?
Both the bureau and the CIA were constant presences at the school; surely they'd run across Mifsud before.
Many others that the FBI worked with knew him - from high-level British intelligence officials to members of the Italian cabinet. If Mifsud was a Kremlin-linked cut-out, why didn't the FBI warn the U.S.'s European partners, or even U.S. government agencies, about the man who was at the center of Russiagate?
If He Is a Spy, Why No Action?...
...According to Roh and Pastor's book, Mifsud believes he was set up, and that George Papadopoulos was part of the sting operation. Roh and Pastor think so, too. Papadopoulos' wife, Simona Mangiante, dismissed the idea her husband was a spy in an Atlantic magazine article. Mangiante knew Mifsud as well. She reportedly started working for the Maltese academic at the London Center for International Law Practice in September 2016, before she met her future spouse.
In the January interview, Roh asked Mifsud if he was working for MI6. "No," said Mifsud, "no, never, I was never an agent."According to Roh and Pastor's book, however, he's part of an international clique that identifies itself with the values and causes represented by the Clintons and their various enterprises.
Mifsud, they write, "was always a 'Clintonist.'"
Mifsud said something similar in the interview he gave to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica shortly before he went into hiding. "The only foundation I am a member of," he said, is "the Clinton Foundation."