While almost everyone within the mainstream media focused on the dismal performance by the former special counsel, one piece of the Muller probe that has baffled onlookers and as yet to be answered concerns the mysterious Maltese professor known as Joseph Mifsud.
Mueller’s report identified Mifsud as having ties to Russian nationals and lying to FBI agents during a February 2017 interview, regarding his much-publicized meeting with the President’s advisor George Papadopoulos.
However, Mifsud, unlike Papadopoulos, was never charged with lying to the FBI by the Mueller team, which has bewildered both Republican and Democratic lawmakers as to why?
Papadopoulos pleaded guilty on Oct. 5th, 2017 to lying to the FBI about his own interactions with Mifsud, ironically at the same meeting, however Professor Mifsud wasn’t charged.
On Wednesday in front of a nationwide audience, Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan once again addressed the subject directly to the individual responsible.
What followed was a bizarre exchange between Jordan and a befuddled Mueller refusing to discuss the Mifsud issue.
“Why didn’t you charge him with a crime?” Jordan asked Mueller of Mifsud.
“I can’t get into internal deliberations with regard who would or would not be charged,” Mueller responded.
Jordan pressed on, “You charged a lot of other people.”
Mueller looking over to his legal counsel seated next to him responded, “Well, I can’t get into it, and it’s obvious that we can’t get into charging decisions.”
Jordan continued his attack, “When the special counsel’s office interviewed Mifsud, did he lie to you guys too?”
Mueller’s response “Can’t get into that.”
Jordan pressed on, “Did you interview Mifsud?”
Mueller again responds, “Can’t get into that.”
Jordan continues probing, “Is Mifsud Russian intelligence or Western intelligence?”
Mueller once again retorts, “Can’t get into that.”
The stunning exchange between Rep. Jordan and former special counsel Mueller has renewed interest in Joseph Mifsud, thus far a mysterious character that has somehow successfully remained an enigma, thanks in part to the Mueller team.
Moreover, to add to the mystery of Joseph Mifsud, two reports were just recently published regarding the Maltese professor claiming he’s actually at the center of how this Russian probe began, in the first place.
Although Mueller during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday refused to shed any additional light on the mysterious Professor Mifsud, other then he lied to FBI investigators about the timeline of his contacts with George Papadopoulos.
What is known thanks to a just-released Italian newspaper expose is that after Mifsud was first linked to Papadopoulos, he allegedly went into hiding for months, living at a Rome apartment owned by Link International.
The significance of Mifsud living in an apartment house owned by Link International, a company that controls Link Campus, a university in Rome that works closely with Western intelligence agencies. Raises some basic questions regarding certain assumptions propagated by the Mueller team as to whether Mifsud was actually working with the Russians or is he an agent of the West?
Moreover, the time-line is quite interesting, in that Mifsud and Papadopoulos first met March 14th, 2016, at Link Campus, days after Papadopoulos found out he would be joining the Trump team.
Papadopoulos in his new book titled “Deep State Target” acknowledged that he worked for a brief period at the London Centre for International Law Practice (LCILP), a London-based think tank.
While working there he was introduced by a third party to Mifsud, who also worked at the firm.
That revelation suggests that Papadopoulos may have been set up by at least one informant for the FBI, named Stefan Halper.
Papadopoulos contends that Mifsud was actually a Western intelligence asset sent to entrap him, and not a Russian spy has alleged.
In a Twitter exchange with a friend, Papadopoulos wrote about a fateful meeting he had in April of 2016, with Mifsud stating, “An FBI asset named Joseph Mifsud dropped unsolicited info in my lap about ‘Russians having Clinton’s emails.’”