Sunday, 10 November 2019

Reports: CIA operative Mifsud kidnapped by Italian intelligence


CIA Anti-Trump Operative 
Joseph Misfud "Seized" By 
Italian Intelligence
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Joseph Mifsud, the CIA Operative TASKED with telling Trump Campaign Official George Papadopoulos about the Russians having dirt on Hillary Clinton, and who went missing when discovered, has been “kidnapped” by Italian intelligence services and forcefully removed from his hideout.



Here is the cited article

Mifsud's lawyer explains what Link with Russiagate has to do with it
Confirmation (with coverage) of the meeting with Papadopoulos in the Roman university. The lawyer of Prof. speaks disappeared into thin air

L’avvocato di Mifsud ci spiega cosa c’entra la Link con il Russiagate


Il Foglio,
26 April, 2019

Rome. "Mifsud is not a Russian spy, he is a victim. He hid and is silent because under threat. He's still in danger. " And then: "It is Vincenzo Scotti who asked him to manage the dinner with Papadopoulos. But he never talked about Clinton's emails ". And again: "His friends at Link Campus organized a place for him outside Rome to hide in November / December 2017 and were in contact with him at least until January 2018. We asked the Link many times for explanations about his disappearance, but we have not received a reply. " Finally: "I have nothing to do with the" Group "of consulting, intelligence and security companies that belongs to and is managed by the other shareholders of Link and by Mifsud". The answers given by Stephan Roh - the lawyer of Mifsud, the "Professor" of Russiagate - are given a heavier response than the other, each of which opens many other questions that now perhaps other non-international media will also ask and which probably someone will have to answer clearly. Because this is the most important investigation in the world: the so-called "Russiagate", the investigation into Russian interference in the American elections and the possible collusion with the Russians of Donald Trump, the investigation that has been tearing politics and institutions apart for years US.

Stephan Roh is a crucial character to understand Russiagate, and in particular what happened here with us. Because it is in Rome, at Link Campus, the university of the former Minister of the Interior Vincenzo Scotti, that there was the first contact between Joseph Mifsud and George Papadopoulos. Mifsud is the Maltese lecturer who disappeared into thin air who, according to the investigation by prosecutor Mueller, told Donald Trump's advisor that the Russians were in possession of thousands of embarrassing "emails" from Hillary Clinton and then put them in contact Papadopoulos with a character linked to Russian diplomacy. The Swiss lawyer Stephan Roh, we said, knows this story very well because he has a dual role: that of a shareholder of Link Campus and above all of Mifsud's lawyer, the professor who according to what he has revealed in recent days the folio has hidden in a home in Rome paid by Link Campus. Roh's idea is that the "fake Russiagate" was actually a plot by Western intelligence against Trump. The thesis is acrobatic, it does not coincide with the evidence gathered by Mueller (according to this text the prosecutor would be part of the plot), but the lawyer can provide important factual elements to reconstruct what happened. Before answering the questions of the Sheet, Roh makes some premises on his dual role. The first: "We have 5 percent of Global Education Management (Gem), the company that runs Link University. The purpose of our investment was to help develop the university and sell it to a professional investor ". The second: "We are not involved in the separate Group of consulting / intelligence / security companies managed or belonging to other shareholders of Link and in Mifsud: Link International, Link Consulting, SudgestAid, Consortium for Research on Intelligence". Finally: “Two months after the publication of our book The Faking of Russia-Gate (written with another author, ed), in late May, Mifsud went to our law firm in Zurich and gave us the mandate to respond to the press and intervene in cases of defamation. For this we answer your questions ".

What is your version? "Mifsud claims to be a victim, he hid and is silent because under threat. Confirm our book one hundred percent. He said he was falsely accused of being a "Russian spy" to distract public opinion and to support the fake Russiagate. On the contrary, Mifsud has always been a respected academic and a member of Western diplomatic and intelligence circles. The Link has relationships and forms Western intelligence, and Mifsud has been a trusted teacher and a partner of Link for years. "

Where is Joseph Mifsud? "We don't know where it is. The last time we saw her was in our studio in Zurich at the end of May 2018. We have had no contact with him since the end of last year. " Why is he hiding? "He said he was asked to remain silent and hidden until the special prosecutor Mueller had finished his work. He explained that he was forced to remain silent and not to talk to the press, and he feared for his life. We have asked the Link many times for explanations about his disappearance, but we have not received an answer ". Is anyone helping him here in Italy? "He said yes." In Mueller's investigation, Mifsud is "the Professor" who told Papadopoulos of Clinton's emails. "Mifsud denied having spoken or offered Clinton's hacked mails to Papadopoulos. He testified it to Mueller, to the Republic (in an interview before he disappeared, ed) and to us ". So how did it go? "Mifsud said that Scotti asked him to manage the table where Papadopoulos was sitting for dinner. This is how Mifsud and Papadopoulos met. He said that the Lcilp (the London Center of International Law Practice, the obscure London organization for which both Mifsud and Papadopoulos worked - but the two didn't know each other, ed) and Scotti suggested he introduce Papadopoulos to his Russian contacts. Mifsud accepted because he thought it was his duty based on his agreements with the Lcilp and the Link. He didn't know why he was asked. " Hence the two Russian contacts that the Professor presents to Papadopoulos: the man near the Russian foreign ministry, Timofeev, and the so-called "Putin's niece". "Mifsud wrote only one e-mail presentation: to Ivan Timofeev. Putin's "niece" was a master's student at Link, but had no relationship with President Putin. Mifsud said it was the LCILP that invented that fake story about "Putin's nephew". The Link sent her to apply for an internship at the LCILP, knowing perfectly well who she was. " Who did you mention it with? "In February 2017, while he was invited by the US State Department to do a discor

But why would Papadopoulos, who then ended up in prison, have to invent that phrase of Mifsud on Clinton's emails that started Russiagate and his troubles? "From 8 April 2016, it was in the public domain that the Clinton server had been hacked by the hacker Guccifer (linked to the Russian services, ed). Mifsud claims that Papadopoulos had the idea from the media, not him. Mifsud said he might have talked to Papadopoulos about general cybersecurity issues and Papadopoulos mixed things up. " The first meeting between the two took place at the Link Campus, 12/14 March 2016. Mifsud told her who participated, who introduced him to Papadopoulos and what was the theme of that meeting? "According to our book, Papadopoulos was in Rome three times, in February, March and May 2016. During the March visit, Papadopoulos was part of the Lcilp delegation, composed of the British and the Americans, which was to meet in Rome with the delegation of the Guided Link. from Scotti ".

Another secret hiding place

Is it Mifsud who brought you to Rome as a Link investor? "Mifsud represented the Link and introduced us to the university. Initially, at the end of 2015, we were asked to help sell the Link or find an investor. Only in the summer of 2016 we were asked to buy 5 percent of Gem ". The university says he barely knows Mifsud, that he should have started as a professor in 2017/2018 but he never gave a lecture. "Mifsud held many positions and responsibilities at Link from 2010 to 2017. He taught in 2016/2017 and was responsible for summer courses, events and projects with foreign universities and other partners. His title was "International Director". In 2016/2017 he had an office at the Link, an assistant, a company car and an apartment. We are not aware of his work for the separate Advisory and Intelligence Group or for Link International, of which Mifsud is a shareholder ". Il Foglio revealed that even after his disappearance he was in an apartment paid by Link. Who knew? "We think that the managers and the administration of the Link who paid the rent, the expenses and the electricity were aware that Mifsud used that apartment, but we cannot confirm it." In the book she writes that in January 2018, while visiting the Link Campus, she telephones Mifsud at the request of the "friends of the Professor". Who are these friends? Did Link maintain contact with him after he disappeared? "Mifsud explained to us that his 'friends' are his 'colleagues at Link in Rome': he told us that they organized a place outside Rome to hide in November / December 2017, and they were in contact with him at least until in January 2018. These 'friends' put us in contact with Mifsud in January 2018 and were very afraid for his life ". Also in your book Mifsud says that when his involvement in the Russiagate becomes public "the Italian secret services contact the president of Link Campus, Vincenzo Scotti, recommending him that the professor must disappear and remain for a while in a safe place".
Is this version credible? "Mifsud reconfirmed it when he came to our office in Zurich and told us that he was forcibly taken from his office at Link Campus and taken to a hiding place outside Rome, where he was from November to December 2017. We repeat only this who told us Mifsud ". You also write that during the period of hiding, Mifsud traveled from Malta to Rome and then to Zurich. But how is it possible for such a wanted man to travel freely without being seen? "We are not aware of any authority seeking Mifsud. We think he didn't commit crimes. We believe he is free to travel, which he did. He lived in Rome in 2018, and moved around. He explained that he was under pressure, threatened and forced to hide and be silent: this explains his silence and his disappearance. We have always suggested that he talk to the press and US investigators, Congress and the Senate, but for his safety, he preferred to wait, as he was asked, for the Mueller investigation to end. "
He says that Mifsud is not a "Russian spy", but an asset of Western intelligence. "There is no doubt about this." But Mifsud meets Papadopoulos after a trip to Moscow where, together with her, lawyer Roh, he speaks at the Valdai Club, the "Davos of Putin", the most important event of the Russian establishment and diplomacy. And, as Papadopoulos says, Mifsud reports that he learned of Clinton's hacked mails on that trip. "Mifsud denies this version". A few days later Mifsud presents Papadopoulos to Timofeev, a character linked to the Russian Foreign Ministry who he met with her at the Valdai Club. And then he meets the Russian ambassador in London ... 
days ago Il Foglio was hiding in a house in Rome paid for by Link Campus. Roh's idea is that the "fake Russiagate" was actually a plot by Western intelligence against Trump. The thesis is acrobatic, it does not coincide with the evidence gathered by Mueller (according to this text the prosecutor would be part of the plot), but the lawyer can provide important factual elements to reconstruct what happened. Before answering the questions of the Sheet, Roh makes some premises on his dual role. The first: "We have 5 percent of Global Education Management (Gem), the company that runs Link University. The purpose of our investment was to help develop the university and sell it to a professional investor ". The second: "We are not involved in the separate Group of consulting / intelligence / security companies managed or belonging to other shareholders of Link and in Mifsud: Link International, Link Consulting, SudgestAid, Consortium for Research on Intelligence". Finally: “Two months after the publication of our book The Faking of Russia-Gate (written with another author, ed), in late May, Mifsud went to our law firm in Zurich and gave us the mandate to respond to the press and intervene in cases of defamation. For this we answer your questions ".

What is your version? "Mifsud claims to be a victim, he hid and is silent because under threat. Confirm our book one hundred percent. He said he was falsely accused of being a "Russian spy" to distract public opinion and to support the fake Russiagate. On the contrary, Mifsud has always been a respected academic and a member of Western diplomatic and intelligence circles. The Link has relationships and forms Western intelligence, and Mifsud has been a trusted teacher and a partner of Link for years. "

Where is Joseph Mifsud? "We don't know where it is. The last time we saw her was in our studio in Zurich at the end of May 2018. We have had no contact with him since the end of last year. " Why is he hiding? "He said he was asked to remain silent and hidden until the special prosecutor Mueller had finished his work. He explained that he was forced to remain silent and not to talk to the press, and he feared for his life. We have asked the Link many times for explanations about his disappearance, but we have not received an answer ". Is anyone helping him here in Italy? "He said yes." In Mueller's investigation, Mifsud is "the Professor" who told Papadopoulos of Clinton's emails. "Mifsud denied having spoken or offered Clinton's hacked mails to Papadopoulos. He testified it to Mueller, to the Republic (in an interview before he disappeared, ed) and to us ". So how did it go? "Mifsud said that Scotti asked him to manage the table where Papadopoulos was sitting for dinner. This is how Mifsud and Papadopoulos met. He said that the Lcilp (the London Center of International Law Practice, the obscure London organization for which both Mifsud and Papadopoulos worked - but the two didn't know each other, ed) and Scotti suggested he introduce Papadopoulos to his Russian contacts. Mifsud accepted because he thought it was his duty based on his agreements with the Lcilp and the Link. He didn't know why he was asked. " Hence the two Russian contacts that the Professor presents to Papadopoulos: the man near the Russian foreign ministry, Timofeev, and the so-called "Putin's niece". "Mifsud wrote only one e-mail presentation: to Ivan Timofeev. Putin's "niece" was a master's student at Link, but had no relationship with President Putin. Mifsud said it was the LCILP that invented that fake story about "Putin's nephew". The Link sent her to apply for an internship at the LCILP, knowing perfectly well who she was. " Who did you mention it with? "In February 2017, while he was invited by the US State Department to give a speech at the Capitol, Mifsud spoke with the FBI in the hotel room. Then he explained to us that he stayed in touch with US authorities during 2017 and beyond, in London, by email and through London law firm Howard Kennedy, "says Stephan Roh.

But why would Papadopoulos, who then ended up in prison, have to invent that phrase of Mifsud on Clinton's emails that started Russiagate and his troubles? "From 8 April 2016, it was in the public domain that the Clinton server had been hacked by the hacker Guccifer (linked to the Russian services, ed). Mifsud claims that Papadopoulos had the idea from the media, not him. Mifsud said he might have talked to Papadopoulos about general cybersecurity issues and Papadopoulos mixed things up. " The first meeting between the two took place at the Link Campus, 12/14 March 2016. Mifsud told her who participated, who introduced him to Papadopoulos and what was the theme of that meeting? "According to our book, Papadopoulos was in Rome three times, in February, March and May 2016. During the March visit, Papadopoulos was part of the Lcilp delegation, composed of the British and the Americans, which was to meet in Rome with the delegation of the Guided Link. from Scotti ".

Another secret hiding place

Is it Mifsud who brought you to Rome as a Link investor? "Mifsud represented the Link and introduced us to the university. Initially, at the end of 2015, we were asked to help sell the Link or find an investor. Only in the summer of 2016 we were asked to buy 5 percent of Gem ". The university says he barely knows Mifsud, that he should have started as a professor in 2017/2018 but he never gave a lecture. "Mifsud held many positions and responsibilities at Link from 2010 to 2017. He taught in 2016/2017 and was responsible for summer courses, events and projects with foreign universities and other partners. His title was "International Director". In 2016/2017 he had an office at the Link, an assistant, a company car and an apartment. We are not aware of his work for the separate Advisory and Intelligence Group or for Link International, of which Mifsud is a shareholder ". Il Foglio revealed that even after his disappearance he was in an apartment paid by Link. Who knew? "We think that the managers and the administration of the Link who paid the rent, the expenses and the electricity were aware that Mifsud used that apartment, but we cannot confirm it." In the book she writes that in January 2018, while visiting the Link Campus, she telephones Mifsud at the request of the "friends of the Professor". Who are these friends? Did Link maintain contact with him after he disappeared? "Mifsud explained to us that his 'friends' are his 'colleagues at Link in Rome': he told us that they organized a place outside Rome to hide in November / December 2017, and they were in contact with him at least until in January 2018. These 'friends' put us in contact with Mifsud in January 2018 and were very afraid for his life ". Also in your book Mifsud says that when his involvement in the Russiagate becomes public "the Italian secret services contact the president of Link Campus, Vincenzo Scotti, recommending him that the professor must disappear and remain for a while in a safe place".

Is this version credible? "Mifsud reconfirmed it when he came to our office in Zurich and told us that he was forcibly taken from his office at Link Campus and taken to a hiding place outside Rome, where he was from November to December 2017. We repeat only this who told us Mifsud ". You also write that during the period of hiding, Mifsud traveled from Malta to Rome and then to Zurich. But how is it possible for such a wanted man to travel freely without being seen? "We are not aware of any authority seeking Mifsud. We think he didn't commit crimes. We believe he is free to travel, which he did. He lived in Rome in 2018, and moved around. He explained that he was under pressure, threatened and forced to hide and be silent: this explains his silence and his disappearance. We have always suggested that he talk to the press and US investigators, Congress and the Senate, but for his safety, he preferred to wait, as he was asked, for the Mueller investigation to end. "

He says that Mifsud is not a "Russian spy", but an asset of Western intelligence. "There is no doubt about this." But Mifsud meets Papadopoulos after a trip to Moscow where, together with her, lawyer Roh, he speaks at the Valdai Club, the "Davos of Putin", the most important event of the Russian establishment and diplomacy. And, as Papadopoulos says, Mifsud reports that he learned of Clinton's hacked mails on that trip. "Mifsud denies this version". A few days later Mifsud presents Papadopoulos to Timofeev, a character linked to the Russian Foreign Ministry who he met with her at the Valdai Club. And then he meets the Russian ambassador in London ... "Mifsud, who is also director of the London Academy of Diplomacy, he knew many ambassadors and politicians from various countries. My client met many ambassadors in Rome, as well as Italian ministers. As far as we know Mifsud has had no more contact with the Russian ambassador in Great Britain, he met him only once for a selfie ".

"She's not a Russian spy, but she's in danger"

Furthermore, according to the Mueller report, Mifsud was in contact with several Russians involved in interference activities in the American election campaign. How do you explain it? "I have not yet read the full version of the Mueller report, but it seems that his statement is wrong. The Mueller report claims that Mifsud did not know 'many Russians', but had only one contact: 'A former employee of the IRA' (the Internet Research Agency, the "troll factory" in St. Petersburg that used fake propaganda accounts on social networks in the interest of the Kremlin to influence the American elections, and therefore incriminated in the US, ed). We need to understand the context and relevance of this contact, which does not seem to have developed in a meeting. Was it an accident, a mission? " But he doesn't think that from what she says, anyway - whether they worked to cripple Clinton or to plot against Trump - her client, Mifsud, and her university, Link, damaged the democratic elections of an allied country like the United States? "I don't think Mifsud can be accused of this. He is a victim, he was threatened, he feared for his life and he could not defend himself. He was introduced to Papadopoulos by others, and followed their request to introduce him to a Russian. When the Russiagate developed, Mifsud was presented to the public as "a dark Russian spy". He denied it to the press, but nobody noticed it. And my university is not involved in intelligence operations! It is a structure separate from the "Group" of consulting, intelligence and security companies belonging to and managed by the other shareholders of the university and by Mifsud ".

Are you still worried about his life? "Mifsud is a key to understanding the pretense of the Russiagate. And yes, he may still be in danger. "

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