(Update 2 - MISFUD LIVES!): DNC: Papadopoulos's UK contact may be dead
You know, I have been selling the DNC short. They’re crazier than I ever imagined they could be. And what happens if the guy shows up? They’ll have to grease his doorknobs with some Novichok juice I guess.
But just in case he is MIA, they need to check and see what The Clinton Creature’s been up to. Generally she’s the common thread between a political scandal and a dead body, right?
DNC: Papadopoulos's UK contact may be dead
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday raised the prospect that the London-based professor who told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that Russia had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton may be dead.
DNC lawyers wrote in court filings Friday that Joseph Mifsud, who spoke to Papadopoulos during the 2016 presidential election, "is missing and may be deceased," Bloomberg News reported. The lawyers did not elaborate.
The DNC stood by its claim in a statement to The Hill on Friday. The committee indicated that an investigator had been used to find Mifsud, who had disappeared for months, and was told the Maltese professor may be dead.
"The DNC's counsel has attempted to serve Mifsud for months and has been unable to locate or contact him. In addition, public reports have said he has disappeared and hasn't been seen for months," DNC spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said.
The possibilities for really bad drama and/or high camp comedy here are endless. How’s Booby going to pin this on some poor low hanging fruit?
I hope there are future episodes coming because I want to see what happens if he shows up. Or even better yet, if he IS defunct. Which will open the door to how did they know?
Professor Joe Mifsud: a ‘ghost’ on the run from the Americans, Russians and Italians
Maltese Professor Joseph Mifsud, who has gained international notoriety for allegedly being the person who connected the Trump campaign to the Russians looking to derail Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, is not only on the run from the Americans, Russians and the press, but also from the Italian judicial authorities, who have been unable to track down the wayward academic.
This week, in fact, Mifsud was a no-show in the courts of Palermo, where he was to answer to charges, along with two others, of having unjustifiably inflated salaries at a university consortium in Agrigento, Sicily, which he presided almost a decade ago.
At a hearing in Palermo, Italy, Joseph Mifsud was described as “a ghost” after neither he nor his lawyers turned up in court on Wednesday.
Sicilian prosecutors described Mifsud as a “peculiar subject” and said that all attempts to reach and notify the professor about the hearing had proved futile.
The Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, in their report on Russia’s attempted interference in the election released in April, described Mifsud as being “Kremlin-linked”.
However, Mifsud also had Western ties at academic institutions like the Link Campus University in Rome, the University of Stirling in Scotland, the London Academy of Diplomacy and the London Centre for International Law Practice.
These new questions about Mifsud come as Trump draws attention to reports that the FBI used another individual as a confidential informant in connection with the Russia case. The informant met several campaign officials, including Papadopoulos, during the 2016 race.
Shadowy link man between Trump campaign and Russia is NOT dead but is living under a 'mystery identity' claims lawyer who has advised him
The Democratic National Committee, in legal papers on Friday, said Mifsud could be dead.
But a Swiss-German lawyer who is a close friend and adviser of Mifsud's told The Daily Caller the allegation 'nonsense.'
“I got it from really good sources. They say that he is alive, that he has another identity, and that he is staying somewhere, at a nice place,' Stephan Roh told the news website.
'I just this morning got a message, indirectly, that he is alive and that they have provided him with another identity,' added Roh, who did not describe his sources.
Roh, who co-owns Link Campus University in Rome, where Mifsud once taught, said Mifsud has denied to him directly that he spoke with Papadopoulos about the Clinton emails.
He also said he was detained at JFK International Airport in New York in October 2017 and questioned by the FBI about his relationship with Mifsud.
Mifsud has not been seen or heard from since November 2017, just after special counsel Robert Mueller revealed that Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the professor.
Who’s hiding him? And from who? Mueller’s was the last guy to see him (that we know of). And did he or did he NOT bring up Slithery’s emails?
This just keeps getting more interesting by the day.