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Professor listed in Papadopolous indictment has 'disappeared'

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posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 12:03 AM
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Joseph Mifsud, the professor listed in the Papadopolous indictment, has been missing for the last several days. He went missing according to CNN 3 days after the indictment was unsealed.


The Maltese professor believed to be the link between the Trump campaign and Russian officials is no longer turning up for work at the private university in Rome where he teaches, according to CNN.

Joseph Mifsud was identified as the mystery figure in the US special counsel investigation into Russian influence over the 2016 US presidential election.

His role emerged from court documents filed in relation to charges against former Trump aide George Papadopoulos, who claimed that Prof. Mifsud told him in April 2016 that the Russians had "thousands of emails" relating to Hillary Clinton.


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posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 12:21 AM
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Prof. Mifsud told him in April 2016 that the Russians had "thousands of emails" relating to Hillary Clinton


That would explain his disappearance.



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 12:23 AM
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From the link:


“People who know him say Mifsud was always networking and often exaggerated his access to decision-makers. His stories are frequently contradictory. He has denied knowing anyone in the Russian government yet had previously claimed to have had an exchange with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at an event. Nor is there any evidence to support a claim by Mifsud that he met President Putin,” CNN reported.

The "Putin niece" that Papadopoulos mentioned to the Trump campaign turned out to be a “simple student, very beautiful”, he is reported to have told La Repubblica: "Like many other students, I introduced her at the London Centre where Papadopoulos was, and he showed an interested in her that was not academic."

"Mifsud's history of exaggerations, and his enthusiasm to be seen as an important player in demand at conferences the world over, may now be coming back to haunt him," CNN concluded.




Odd that CNN is actually downplaying this given their previous hysteria on the Russia narrative. Maybe the good professor has connections leading somewhere other than the Kremlin?



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 12:34 AM
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originally posted by: SeaWorthy



Prof. Mifsud told him in April 2016 that the Russians had "thousands of emails" relating to Hillary Clinton


That would explain his disappearance.


He been Clintoned or Trumped then?



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 12:57 AM
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CNN is no place to gather information from.
a reply to: BlackJackal



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 01:12 AM
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originally posted by: BlackJackal
Joseph Mifsud, the professor listed in the Papadopolous indictment, has been missing for the last several days. He went missing according to CNN 3 days after the indictment was unsealed.


The Maltese professor believed to be the link between the Trump campaign and Russian officials is no longer turning up for work at the private university in Rome where he teaches, according to CNN.

Joseph Mifsud was identified as the mystery figure in the US special counsel investigation into Russian influence over the 2016 US presidential election.

His role emerged from court documents filed in relation to charges against former Trump aide George Papadopoulos, who claimed that Prof. Mifsud told him in April 2016 that the Russians had "thousands of emails" relating to Hillary Clinton.


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If this guy was ratting on the Russians, doesn't that mean Mueller gave him a death sentence by naming him in the investigation making it easy for the Russians to know who is the rat fink to go kill?

They are killing off their own story with their stupidity or they know nothing leads to Trump and don't care, it's all just to make political hay, if a few people die along the way they don't care.
edit on 12-11-2017 by TinfoilTP because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 01:15 AM
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Interesting.

As the world turns, so goes the days of our lives.



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 01:29 AM
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Putin knows how to tie up loose ends



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 01:31 AM
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a reply to: SeaWorthy

Indeed. Hillary's reach is international. And people wonder why she's still relevant?



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 02:51 AM
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Secureteam10 doesn't stand a chance on here...why does CNN get a pass?




posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 03:25 AM
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a reply to: BlackJackal

Two weeks ago he met with British FM Boris Johnson :

Boris Johnson met ‘London professor’ linked to FBI’s Russia investigation



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 05:56 AM
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originally posted by: theultimatebelgianjoke
a reply to: BlackJackal

Two weeks ago he met with British FM Boris Johnson :

Boris Johnson met ‘London professor’ linked to FBI’s Russia investigation




The same Boris Johnson who has connections to the £425,000 slush fund of mysterious foreign (cough-russian-cough) money the DUP laundered during the Brexit campaign?

Mystery Money



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 07:37 AM
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a reply to: Painterz

Sounds interesting but unfortunately the FT article you just linked requires a subscription.
Don't know if it is the same money transfer you are talking but I found this article instead :

Meet the Scottish Tory behind the £425,000 DUP Brexit donation


Cook is at the centre of a political scandal raging in Northern Ireland. Back in February, an openDemocracy investigation found that donors had taken advantage of Northern Ireland’s secretive electoral laws to funnel hundreds of thousands of pounds to the DUP’s pro-Brexit campaign. Under pressure, the DUP revealed that the party had received £425,622 from a group called ‘the Constitutional Research Council’. Over £32,000 of this money was spent on data analytics company AggregateIQ, a small Canadian outfit that has been linked to Donald Trump’s billionaire backer Robert Mercer and Cambridge Analytica, who are now at the heart of an investigation by the Information Commission.

We know almost nothing about the Constitutional Research Council. The outfit has no formal legal status. What we can say for sure is that it is chaired by Cook, and he has promised to fund the pro-union campaign in any future Scottish independence referendum.

“More people with more money are ready to step up to the plate this time compared with the last referendum” Cook told the Sunday Times earlier this year. He didn’t reveal who those people are.

The DUP has also refused to say who the backers behind the CRC are, and there is little to suggest that Cook himself is a major donor. Former Conservative colleagues describe Cook as “a nice guy but not a rich guy”.

Cook – who could not be contacted for this piece – appears to retain an interest in Scottish politics. He is listed as an advisor on Think Scotland, a conservative-minded website funded by Scottish unionist businessman Robert Kilgour. Think Scotland is owned by former Tory MSP Brian Monteith. Monteith was head of press during the referendum for Leave.EU, the campaign group run by Arron Banks and Nigel Farage.

Cook’s interests are not confined to politics. Since general election defeat in 2010, he has been involved in a number of international business deals. In 2012, his company Cook Consulting (UK) Ltd held a press conference in Glasgow announcing its involvement in a £640m water desalination project in Pakistan. The firm failed to submit accounts in 2014 and was dissolved by Companies House via compulsory strike-off in 2015.

In 2013, Cook founded another company called Five Star Investment Management Ltd with the former head of the Saudi Arabian intelligence agency, Prince Nawwaf bin Abdul Aziz. The prince’s son is the Saudi ambassador to the UK. The other director of the company was Peter Haestrup, a Danish national who has been connected to the Purulia arms drop case, a long-running multinational scandal that involved weapons being dropped over the Indian province of West Bengal in 1995.
ive Star Investment Management Ltd was registered at Mr Cook’s Glasgow address. The firm filed no accounts with Companies House, and was dissolved in December 2014.

Cook also has connections with right-wing pressure groups in the UK. He was Scottish spokesperson for Conservative Friends of Israel and for the Campaign Against Political Correctness, a campaign allied to the Freedom Association, a right-wing Eurosceptic pressure group that supported apartheid in South Africa. Back in 2009, Richard Cook spoke alongside current Tory MSP Murdo Fraser at a Freedom Association fringe event at the Conservative party conference in Perth to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher’s 1979 election victory. Freedom Association Chief Executive Simon Richards later praised Cook as “one of the hardest working PPC’s (Parliamentary Prospective Candidates) anywhere in the country”.

The Freedom Association has historical links with Northern Ireland. Among its original founders was Ross McWhirter, a controversial journalist who campaigned for strict restrictions on Irish people in Britain, including making it compulsory for all Irish people in Britain to register with the local police and to provide signed photographs of themselves when renting flats or booking into hotels and hostel. McWhirter was shot dead by the Provisional IRA in Enfield in 1975.

The Freedom Association boasts of “friendly links” with the Democratic Unionist Party. In 2007 and 2008, leading DUP politicians Jeffrey Donaldson and Sammy Wilson were involved in Freedom Association “fact finding” events in Northern Ireland. At the time, the Freedom Association said it had “taken a close interest in Ulster matters from its earliest days and is keen to strengthen its ties with the province and to demonstrate its support for the Union.” Donaldson was the chair of the DUP’s Brexit campaign – his name appeared on the election material that the CRC’s £425,000 donation paid for – and Wilson was a prominent pro-Brexit DUP voice throughout the campaign, regularly appearing in the media.


Lots of foreign influence but I don't see how Russia fits into this one.



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 11:10 AM
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Interesting that the same Prof Joseph Mifsud also has a job at Stirling University in Scotland as well, he sure does get about.
Its also interesting that he played down his part as a liaison man for Trump when located as well as making George Papadopoulos out to be small dibs, while the Russians play down Mifsud's part in anything as if he is another Walter Mitty character, yet this guy is running around esteemed halls of education, and has probably done diplomacy...as in diplomatic relations too.
So definitely a candidate for an extensive interview.
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posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: EA006

If he's in Malta, that could mean anything from all kinds of angles.



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 04:41 PM
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originally posted by: theultimatebelgianjoke

data analytics company AggregateIQ, a small Canadian outfit that has been linked to Donald Trump’s billionaire backer Robert Mercer and Cambridge Analytica, who are now at the heart of an investigation by the Information Commission.

Lots of foreign influence but I don't see how Russia fits into this one.


Cambridge Analytica..Robert Mercer...Trump...Farage...Flynn, Breitbart/US, the dirtbirds are all in there, as well as the DUP in Northern Ireland, arguably the biggest controlled online scam in fake ever.


www.theguardian.com...

Since the Saudis are always into something, you could probably get a line back to them somewhere.



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 04:48 PM
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a reply to: SeaWorthy

You win the internet today




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