During an FBI interview in early 2017, Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud undercut the allegation that set off the years-long Trump-Russia investigation, telling agents he did not have advance knowledge that Russians had hacked Hillary Clinton's emails and did not discuss the issue with Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.
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Papadopoulos became the putative catalyst for the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation after he allegedly told Australia's ambassador to Britain Alexander Downer in early May 2016 that Russia had compromising emails related to Hillary Clinton. Papadopoulos claimed to have received that intelligence from Mifsud (at least in the FBI's version of Downer's account of what Papadopoulos told him).
Whoa - the Joseph Mifsud 302 is out.— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 2, 2020
Mifsud said he had no advance knowledge Russia had DNC emails and did not make any offer to Papadopoulos
And there is a post-interview email from Mifsud to FBI yet to be released 🤔
A very short interview for a purported "Russian agent" pic.twitter.com/VfdQpiLXxI
Mueller's Report played-up Mifsud's "connections to Russia."— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 2, 2020
At the interview, the FBI didn't bother to ask many questions about those "connections."
No follow-up questions about emails.
Now we can see why there were zero references to the Mifsud 302 in Mueller's Report. pic.twitter.com/7oWfvLXK4f
Mueller allegation: @GeorgePapa19 "lies" about if he was w/ Trump campaign during Mifsud meeting impeded their ability to question Mifsud.— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 2, 2020
The problem: Mifsud himself told the FBI that George was w/ Trump campaign when they met. pic.twitter.com/jcwh5NXBcQ
One last thing - the Special Counsel's dishonesty to the court.— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 2, 2020
Representation: @GeorgePapa19 prevented FBI from getting to the bottom of the Mifsud story.
Reality: the FBI asked few questions of Mifsud, was getting emails from Mifsud, and chose to not follow-up with Mifsud. pic.twitter.com/cgPeiH6v0y
That email's been released already...can't remember where but I read it. Also, see this: https://t.co/ESdSHgrW4z— Margot Cleveland (@ProfMJCleveland) September 2, 2020
A ridiculous 302 for Joseph Mifsud where @FBI asked him his preferred color. But the implications are clear and they are coming forward. With some games about sex that will put someone in the corner, in Italy. @joehoft https://t.co/GQpDtc91rc— Giulio Occhionero (@g_occhionero) September 3, 2020
FBI notes reveal mysterious Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud's false denials to agents — for which he was never charged https://t.co/2Envt58Q3q— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 3, 2020
As I discussed in this recent column, the FBI **entrapping** PapaD by sending him an OCONUS LURE named Professor Joseph Mifsud, then having FBI informant Stefan Halper record PapaD repeating the offer of Russian help was "Plan A".— Who's Gonna Be Lucky Indicted #2? - Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) September 4, 2020
But Plan A didn't work.https://t.co/39jaB55jhJ