Is The Washington Post, New York Times and CNN Now Declaring Professor Mifsud is *NOT* A Russian Asset?…

The CIA primarily leaks PR spin to the Washington Post.  The FBI primarily leaks PR spin to the New York Times; and the State Dept. primarily leaks PR spin to CNN.  This narrative distribution model is the one constant in an ever changing universe.

Cue the audio visual…  Obviously the prior Washington Post effort to conflate the Durham investigation with the Horowitz investigation didn’t get the desired result.  As a consequence it only took a few days before the Washington Post was back at it (Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett again) to try obfuscation 2.0; this time with Joseph Mifsud.

For three years the New York Times, Washington Post and CNN have sold the FBI claim that Professor Joseph Mifsud was a Russian operative passing information about Clinton’s emails to George Papadopoulos.

That essential point underpins their defense of the predicate for the CIA and FBI to open the July 31st investigation of the Trump campaign.   Again, for three years Joseph Mifsud was sold as a Russian operative; working on behalf of Russian interests.

That “Mifsud is a Russian asset” claim is the fulcrum of Crossfire Hurricane.   Mifsud has to be a Russian asset, or else…  George Papadopoulos talking to Australian Diplomat Alexander Downer about Mifsud is simply political gossip without merit, value or bearing.

The key point is Mifsud has to be a Russian operative in order for all of the downstream FBI activity to be justified.   If Mifsud ain’t Russian, the CIA and FBI have a problem.

It doesn’t matter if Mifsud is Maltese, Taiwanese, Sicilian, Italian, British, Canadian, Chinese, or a half-breed Congolese migrant from Morocco… for the CIA and FBI justification to stick Professor Joseph Mifsud has to be a Russian operative.

Yet for some reason the PR outlet for the CIA and FBI are spending an inordinate amount of time trying to say Mifsud isn’t an American intelligence asset.   A ridiculous amount of energy spent on a claim that no-one has ever made.  The question remains: Is Joseph Mifsud a Russian Operative?

If no, the CIA and FBI have a world of sh!t on their hands.  Period.

Perhaps that’s the reason why the Washington Post are again trying to create and conflate an issue that doesn’t exist.  Example:

[…]  Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s office contacted U.S. Attorney John Durham, the prosecutor Barr personally tapped to lead a separate review of the 2016 probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, the people said. The inspector general also contacted several U.S. intelligence agencies.

Among Horowitz’s questions: whether a Maltese professor who interacted with a Trump campaign adviser was actually a U.S. intelligence asset deployed to ensnare the campaign, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the inspector general’s findings have not been made public.

But the intelligence agencies said the professor was not among their assets, the people said. And Durham informed Horowitz’s office that his investigation had not produced any evidence that might contradict the inspector general’s findings on that point. (more)

No sh!t.. !!    Mifsud isn’t “a U.S. intelligence asset”…  and caterpillars never ever wear brown boots….  What’s the point?

No-one has ever said Mifsud was a U.S. intelligence asset.  However, for three years the Washington Post, New York Times and CNN have claimed Mifsud was a Russian intelligence asset.

Are these outlets now denying that point?

Or is this media group trying to distract people from remembering their claim of Mifsud being a Russian asset, by shifting the story to disprove something no-one ever claimed… so they don’t have to admit they told a false story for three years?

The problem the Washington Post, New York Times and CNN has is that we do not forget their claims.   If Mifsud is not a Russian asset then the primary evidence sold by the FBI and their complicit media -to justify the FBI origination- was all a bunch of horse-pucky.

…”Western Intelligence”

ABOVE (L-R) Joseph Mifsud, Boris Johnson and Prasenjit Kumar

If, as FBI Director James Comey and the FBI investigators have claimed, Joseph Mifsud was a Russian asset… then every intelligence agency in the Western Intelligence Alliance has been compromised…. including our own State Department who invited Mifsud to lecture in Washington DC in January 2017; right before he “disappeared.”

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327 Responses to Is The Washington Post, New York Times and CNN Now Declaring Professor Mifsud is *NOT* A Russian Asset?…

    • The Boss says:

      If it weren’t for Al Gore inventing the internet, we’d never be able to identify fake news as quickly as we do now. Oh the irony! s/o 🙂

      Liked by 40 people

    • Mike says:

      The Mueller report claims that Mifsud lied to the FBI, but he was never prosecuted for lying. The failure to do so is like the dog that didn’t bark. Mueller, the FBI, and CIA all know exactly who he is, i.e., a Western intelligence asset controlled by Italy or the U.K. Brennan had the foreign contacts to utilize Mifsud without any direct connection to him.

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      • Diva Gee.79 says:

        I can believe that

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        If Mifsud is not a US citizen, by what authority can he be prosecuted?

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        • BitterC says:

          The same authority Mueller/Weissmann used to charge all those Russians?

          Liked by 17 people

        • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

          WASHINGTON—Marcel Lehel Lazar, 42, of Arad, Romania, also known as the hacker “Guccifer,” was indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges of wire fraud, unauthorized access to a protected computer, aggravated identity theft, cyberstalking, and obstruction of justice.

          Maria Butina was the first Russian national convicted of seeking to ……

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      • daniel1335 says:

        This cesspool of events originated with the ‘English’. They have no more regard for the USA than they did the Boers.

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        • Kent Clizbe says:

          Dan,
          You hit the nail on the head.

          The Brits cooperate/collaborate/manipulate/control US actions in many ways, especially operations like this.

          They were clearly working with John Brennan and Comey in these operations. Their fingerprints are all over it–including the locations that many/most of the entrapment ops were carried out–on UK soil. That would not happen without their full consent and cooperation.

          Denying Mifsud is a “US asset” is just eye-wash implausible plausible deniability.

          Follow the Brennan/Comey trail through Australia/UK/Italy to arrive at the vile internal coup super-charged by foreign cooperation. They all thought Hillary/Brennan/Comey would be in power now, and this would all be covered up forever, cloaked in fake “national security secrecy.”

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      • icthematrix says:

        Indeed, connected most likely to Italy but USED by the CIA/FBI team and lied about relative to predicate for spying/FISA.

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      • Bendix says:

        The FBI managed to prosecute Martha Stewart for lying to them, though.
        That’s about their level of competence, going after cupcake ladies for pecuniary reasons.

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  1. JohnCasper says:

    “If no, the CIA and FBI have a world of sh!t on their hands. Period.”

    Th CIA and FBI are a world of sh!t. Period.

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  2. TwoLaine says:

    I lost track. Is he the guy who went into hiding? Maybe they want to flush him out so they can deep six him, like they did with Epstein.

    Dead men tell no tales, unless of course they left audio or video.

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    • Michael Kunz says:

      No, but they still vote Democrat!

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    • GB Bari says:

      Yes but Barr & Durham found him. And interviewed him.
      Wapoop is trying to create another misleading narrative but it won’t fly when the truth comes out.

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      • I think Barr & Durham talked to Italian authorities who let them listen to a taped deposition that Mifsud gave, and they (or Mifsud’s lawyer) also turned over the 2 phones. I don’t think B&D ever interviewed Mifsud directly. Only FBI did that in early 2017, and for some reason didn’t arrest the Russian spy they had been investigating for close to a year.

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      • MelH says:

        “When the truth comes out…” is seeming more and more and anachronism; wishful thinking on our part.

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      • Zippy says:

        “Yes but Barr & Durham found him.”

        Durham was appointed nearly 60 days after the Mueller farce officially ended. Not much urgency there, no? Then, why the delay to “review a recorded deposition the professor gave in -SUMMER 2018- about his role in the drama involving Donald Trump, Russia and the 2016 election.”

        Robert Mueller soon may be exposed as the ‘magician of omission’ on Russia
        BY JOHN SOLOMON — 07/23/19

        https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/454409-robert-mueller-soon-may-be-exposed-as-the-magician-of-omission-on-russia

        An investigator told Swiss attorney Stephan Roh that Durham’s team wanted to interview Mifsud, or at the very least review a recorded deposition the professor gave in summer 2018 about his role in the drama involving Donald Trump, Russia and the 2016 election.

        The contact, confirmed by multiple sources and contemporaneous email, sent an unmistakable message: Durham, the U.S. attorney handpicked by Attorney General William Barr to determine whether the FBI committed abuses during the Russia investigation, is taking a second look at one of the noteworthy figures and the conclusions of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report.

        Roh told me the information he is preparing to share with Durham’s team from his client will accentuate those concerns.

        Mifsud was a “longtime cooperator of western intel” who was asked specifically by his contacts at Link University in Rome and the London Center of International Law Practice (LCILP) — two academic groups with ties to Western diplomacy and intelligence — to meet with Papadopoulos at a dinner in Rome in mid-March 2016, Roh told me.

        ———

        Then, in late September:

        Barr Went to Rome to Hear a Secret Tape From Joseph Mifsud [made in the SUMMER of 2018?! – Z]
        5 Oct 2019

        ROME—When Attorney General William Barr showed up at the U.S. embassy’s Palazzo Margherita here on tony Via Veneto last week, he had two primary requests. He needed a conference room to meet high-level Italian security agents where he could be sure no one was listening in. And he needed an extra chair for U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who would be sitting in as his right-hand man.

        Barr was in Rome on an under-the-radar mission that was only planned a few days in advance. An official with the embassy confirmed to The Daily Beast that they had to scramble to accommodate Barr’s sudden arrival. He had been in Italy before, but not with such a clear motive. Barr and Durham are looking into the events that led to Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, and suddenly all roads were leading to Rome.

        The Daily Beast has learned that Barr and Durham were especially interested in what the Italian secret service knew about Joseph Mifsud, the erstwhile professor from Malta who had allegedly promised then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign aide George Papadopoulos he could deliver Russian “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. The Italian justice ministry’s public records show that Mifsud had applied for police protection in Italy after disappearing from Link University, where he worked and, in doing so, had given a taped deposition to explain just why people might want to harm him.

        A source in the Italian Ministry of Justice, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The Daily Beast that Barr and Durham were played the tape. A second source within the Italian government also confirmed to The Daily Beast that Barr and Durham were shown other evidence the Italians had on Mifsud.

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        • J.Thomas says:

          “Mifsud was a “longtime cooperator of western intel” who was asked specifically by his contacts at Link University in Rome and the London Center of International Law Practice (LCILP) — two academic groups with ties to Western diplomacy and intelligence — to meet with Papadopoulos at a dinner in Rome in mid-March 2016, Roh told me.”
          —————————————————————
          There you go…he was recruited by at least one person involved with Link University and LCILP to meet with PapaD. There’s the connection. It happened in March of 2016.

          Treehouse Sleuths…who is this? Dearlove?

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          • Peg_C the Deplorable says:

            Durham was appointed acting US Attorney for Connecticut in late October 2017 by Jeff Sessions. This became permanent in Feb. 2018. He’s been on the job over 2 years. Amazing that so many people still don’t know this. Fake News deep six’s inconvenient facts but good YouTubers have everything.

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    • Joemama says:

      Yes, he went into hiding, but first he provided his lawyer with a deadman switch video, in case he got arkancided.

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    • snellvillebob says:

      Hillary was involved so he had good reason to fear for his life.

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    • tav144 says:

      I had forgotten that. Supposedly Mifsud left audio tapes with his attorney and I believe that is what Barr picked up.

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  3. Cleanup in aisle 2 and 3.

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  4. Linda K. says:

    I am assuming those cell phones Barr collected in Italy tie Mifsud to western intelligence, and maybe our CIA. Right, Mr. Brennan? Or possibly Baker through Halper.

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  5. SeekerofTruth says:

    “Yet for some reason the PR outlet for the CIA and FBI are spending an inordinate amount of time trying to say Mifsud isn’t an American intelligence asset. A ridiculous amount of energy spent on a claim that no-one has ever made. “

    Not true, George Papadapolous made that claim and Sundance seemed to endorse it in his November posting in 2018.

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  6. SeekerofTruth says:

    “Former short-term Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos has been increasingly vocal about his belief he was a target of an elaborate sting operation by the DOJ and FBI in 2016 and 2017.

    In general terms, Papadopoulos suspicions are very well founded.

    After pleading guilty to lying to federal investigators (FBI) about the date of his contacts with a sketchy Maltese Professor named Joseph Misfud, Mr. Papadopoulos came to the conclusion Misfud was actually an FBI asset working with an agenda to to entrap him within the “spygate” conspiracy.”

    Sundance on November 21, 2018

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    • Matthew LeBlanc says:

      You’re conflating 2 separate issues so probably a troll or you just need to pay closer attention. The FBI / DOJ operation Papa the Greek references is the 10k he was given by Tawil in Israel not the CIA operation Brennan ran using Mifsud. The 10k remains in Greece with Papa’s lawyer.

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      • SeekerofTruth says:

        Been around since the Zimmerman debacle. You can “conflate” all you want, but those are the quotes, they aren’t my words.

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        • Tom says:

          Let me help. No one at those three “news” outlets ever said Misfud wasn’t an American intellegence asset, they always said he was a Russian asset, because that’s what they were told to say. Now they are singing a different tune.
          Pappa dop is a different story, and not what Sundance was referring to.

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        • SeekerofTruth says:

          That’s not my issue. Sundance is basically saying, “no shit Misfud wasn’t an intelligence asset”, when he endorsed that contrary notion in 2018.

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          • Sammy Hains says:

            No, the fakenews is is hanging their hat on Misfud not being a “US” intelligence asset. It was determined long ago that Misfud is likely British intelligence. The fakenews is playing fakenews semantic word games in order to manufacture fakenews.

            Sundance May have once referred to Misfud as US intelligence, but it has long since been determined that he was on loan from the U.K. or perhaps Italy. But for all intents and purposes he was utilized like a US intelligence asset. There is but one degree of separation since 0bama bribed and extorted a foreign government into interfering with our democracy by investigating a political opponent.

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            • TradeBait says:

              ^^^^ gets the point. Intelligence assets among the allies have always been on loan as needed when the puppet masters want something done. Looking at you, Soetoro.

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          • JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

            So your contending then that WAPO is knocking down PapaD’s claim?
            Unless there was someone else making that claim?

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          • Bill says:

            Seeker, what is being said, if I am understanding SD correctly, is that Mifsud may have been tapped by the FBI but he is not their asset. He is Italy’s asset. So when Papa said that, and SD agreed, they were agreeing the FBI sicked him on him but he was not “their asset” by technical definition.

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    • ganesh says:

      Huh. Whatta you know.

      I can kinda it either way. It is not clear from the context (I have not found the original) whether this is a quote from Papadopolous or an inference by Sundance.

      In either event, it does not contradict the main point. None of the MSM were saying this – they were all saying Misfud is/was a Russian asset. As was the CIA?FBI?DOJ? etc.?

      I appreciate your focus on detail. But no biggy.

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        • ganesh says:

          TY again for the link.

          So, I think Sundance’s comment above still rings true. Papadopolous obviously is getting more confident and strident over time. But who is listening? Us? What about the MSM/Mueller/etc. – whom I will refer to as the opposition. All crickets, except for the notion that Misfud is “linked” to Russia somehow, or as Comey said, a “Russian asset”. Russia, Russia, Russia.

          If Papadopolous is correct, and Misfud was acting under the direction of Brennan via SISMI or some other Italian Intelligence Service, there is a lot of trouble ahead. Been a lot of lying going on. Which Barr and Durham may have found on their trip(s) to Italy.

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          • OldParatrooper says:

            I believe it was a setup from the beginning, with Mifsud sent by the CIA to dangle the Russia has Hillary’s emails tidbit in front of Papadopoulos and Downer sent to convey Papadop’s tidbit back to the IC.

            All set in motion by Adm Rogers cutting off FBI access to the 702 database which they were using (illegally) to spy on the Republicans in the Winter of 2016.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Remember “it depends on yohr definition if “is”.?

        Doesn’t it depend on your definition of “asset”? The FBI uses Confidential informants, who CAN do what would be called ENTRAPMENT, because the CI isn’t a LE officer.

        CIA uses people in a similar way, for the very reason of DENIABILITY. SO, Misfud wasn’t an FBI Special agent, OR a CIA officer.
        Doing their bidding, now thats a different matter.

        As for Durham getting Misfuds cell phones, he could either have gotten them to preserve evidence, or to destroy/hide it, in which case it is,with Hillarys servers, Weiners laptop, DWS’s laptop, man they gonna have to rent a warehouse if this keeps up!

        Speaking of Misfuds cell phones didn’t Sidney Powell listing the cell phones, with SIM card #’s, at least strongly INFER that Misfud had U.S. Government cell phones, hence WAS an asset of SOME 3 letter agency?

        Maybe THATS what WaPo is trying to refute?

        Interesting that,SOMEONE in Government gave Sidney that info.
        Since Durham got the cell phones, if this mysterious someone had confidence Durham was going to protect, rather than bury the evidence, would they have given the info to Sidney?

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        • ganesh says:

          Indeed!

          Ms. Sidney Powell found out about the cell phones somehow. I did not tell her. Did you? In fact I had never heard there were cell phone until she made that filing.

          Deeper and deeper we go. It would be really interesting to know who the person(s) are feeding info to Ms. Powell. But maybe damaging to her case to find out at this point?

          ganesh

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          • Dutchman says:

            Sundance wrote, sometime back about a,# of key pieces of info that he and others have used to put things together.
            Mostly official documents, but he can not attribute WHO releassd them.
            Going from memory, there is the,Stroxz/Page texts, the Fisa application with the wrong date on it, used as a leak trap to get that Senate Staffer, who then wasn’t charged with leaking,…
            So, he has another one to add to the list. Perhaps there ARE some ‘White hats working behind the scenes, and STAYING behind the scenes, cause they feel they can do more good there?

            We may NEVER know, but these tidbits HAVE been vital, in putting the pieces together, to unravel the mess.

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            • Jan says:

              And I do think that Ms. Powell probably knows one or two of those “white hat” people who have helped her with her case on behalf of Gen. Flynn. After all, Weissmann must have some enemies at the DOJ/FBI. You don’t screw people like Weissmann does and not have enemies.

              Prayers for Ms. Powell & Gen. Flynn that Judge Sullivan sees the “light” and frees Flynn.

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              • Dutchman says:

                Agree on the prayers, and on Sidney knowing some people, and
                Weismann making enemies.

                Some of the breadcrumbs I was mentioning, came well before Sidney got involved in Flynns case, however.

                So, these white hats have been working, all along. COULD be just one person, or several individuals working independant of each other,…its POSSIBLE there are heros we will never identify.

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                • Peg_C the Deplorable says:

                  There are a lot of white hats, including in that fall 2017 WH “Calm Before the Storm” photo with Trump and the military brass. The people who recruited Trump are all white hats and know EVERYTHING.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  Sorry, I don’t accept this theory that PDJT was ‘recruited’. I think he hoped, for many years, that SOMEONE would step up, and finally came to the realisation he HAD to, cause there was no one else that COULD.

                  I do not think he was ‘recruited’ by anyone. Doesn’t mean he didn’t go about establishing support.

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            • Good list Dutch on the # of key pieces of info w/o attribution. Add the Mark Warner texts to Adam Waldman, lobbyist for Deripaska. Warner tried to set up the private meeting with Steele.White hats dropping vital clues.

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              • Dutchman says:

                WHO, exactly, authorised the public release of the Page/Stroxz texts? Even redacted, they have been a treasure trove, particularly when plugged into a timeline.
                Horowitz said he was o.k. with their release, as in wouldn’t impede his investigation.

                THAT was a biggie!

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        • Sherri Young says:

          Those SIM cards had UK codes.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Ah, VEEEERRRY INTERESTING.
            Then what would Durham be doing asking Italians for them?

            Guy was a contractor, for ‘Western intelligence’ whether you call him an ‘asset’ or not is irrelevent.

            And notice WaPo is saying, that IG report is,saying IG found no evidence Misfud was a US asset.
            Just as he found no evidence of bias.

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            • Sherri Young says:

              Mifsud had his lawyer hand over his phones to the Italians. There was also a deposition. These things were part of that trip Barr and Durham made to Rome.

              Here’s more.

              https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/mifsuds-phones-obtained-by-durham-have-uk-sim-cards-tying-them-to-the-uk-and-back-to-john-brennan/

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              • Dutchman says:

                Yeah, thanks bit I no longer click on links to that site. Its fake news, aimed at us instead of liberals, but still largely fake.

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                • David A says:

                  I know what you mean, not so much fake but misleading headlines pandering to emotion.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  “Click bait” for US Deplorables.
                  Which we need to actively DISCOURAGE, as it is counter-productive to our movement.

                  I followed two different links, on two different stories, to GP.

                  Both totally misrepresented, in the headine AND in the body of the story, the facts as covered in the story GP linked to.

                  Again, my feelings is we need to STARVE such sites of clicks, as clicks are revenue.

                  Invest your clicks just like your $, and THINK before you click, please.

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            • Linda K. says:

              Horowitz might not have stumbled over Mifsud in his investigation, if Mifsud is not connected to the Steele Dossier. He was part of the Hillary email scam to set up Popa D, if I am keeping this straight.

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              • Dutchman says:

                I have difficulty keeping all the charachters, schemes plots and sub plots straight, myself.

                If this WERE a fictional book, I would have put it down long before finishing, simply cause too many charachters, too complicated.

                To say nothing of being totally unbelievable, unrealistic.
                “Yeah, REALLY? One of the two major American political parties is,goung to go, en mass, INSANE? Not realistic, at all!”

                That would have been my responce, as I tossed the book in the trash,….LOL.

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                • ILOT says:

                  But alas, we all know that life imitates art, no? Fictional writing is art, at least in my book. I agree, Clancy would have made this into a very good read but then again, even his 600 page novels took patience as you worked through the subplots in the first 150-200 pages. I recall Ms. Powell telling Lou Dobbs she had a very reliable source (deep) that has confirmed much of what she knows, suspects and ultimately will prove.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  While I share the frustration of those who say “WHERE are ‘our’ whistleblowers? WHERE are the ‘good’ people in DOJ/FBI?,…
                  If we look at the fate of Snowden, the ‘whistleblower’ who supposedly was under IG Horowitz protection, the Uranium CI, and Even Assangr, Seth Rich and Epstien, it DOES seem logical that whistleblowing, aside from the personal harm, ISN’T beneficial, and it might make far more sense to burrow deep, and work undercover to undermine the coup.

                  Its not JUST or even primarily a matter of personal courage, its a matter of productivity.

                  Its courageous, to take personal risks to EXPOSE something.
                  Its stupid to take those risks, experience the results, for NOTHING.

                  So, I DO think their may well be unnamed heros, quietly working behind the scenes, undercover so to speak, expose and correct whats going on.

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            • zekness says:

              that university in ROME has deep connections to British spying apparatus. Would not be surprising the cell phones on the market near the radius are all compromised. one also must realize that sim card data doesn’t necessarily mean the data extracted from the device hardware itself…but can also be vacuumed from a variety of remote exploits..many of which are quite open source…heck, I can send you a google play app right now, that will phone home all the hoovered data I desire from your comms on it. right down to geo-location in r/t and much much more than meta….

              point here, is without getting to sidetracked….is it really depends on how I choose to get the sim data…direct hardware inspection (physically in hand, offline means)..or the much more simple and remote way of doing it…

              the key here is to compare the two sets of data ….if it exists.

              I think this is the real reason among many for that trip to rome.

              you have to be in situ and do it covertly to examine what kind of environment exists to notice the glaring ugly that a UK data on the sim implies…

              just stray thoughts.

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              • Dutchman says:

                The term ‘incestuos’ comes to mind, when talking about the UNintelligence community, for sure.
                As for data, while I am a luddite, I do recognise there is all sorts of blavk magic that can be done, with cell phones, computers and the I net.

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          • Redzone says:

            I seem to recall that, as well. The phones were of UK origin, which implies Brennan had his UK buddies engage Mifsud for the takedown.

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        • Bubby says:

          Dutchman now that you mention it, it’s interesting how things just disappear Misfud, Halper, the DNC server, Weiner’s laptop, FBI’s original 302’s, cellphone texts and that’s just a partial list. My guess there is some exculpatory evidence that we don’t even know about that has disappeared! I call it a new tyranny by the left. It is the tyranny of the unexamined! Unexamined texts, FISA Warrants & applications, scope memos, Comey memos, 302s, emails, redactions, cell phones, computers, laptops, Brady material, Archery declarations, college records/transcripts, whistleblowers, etc! This secrecy is harmful even destruction and solidifies/buttresses those currently in power to retain that power! President Trump the is closest we have ever come to having some real transparency in our WTP’s government. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Some how these words from our Constitution have lost meaning to those in Congress and the Federal bureaucrats in DC! I guess I got carried away?

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        • tav144 says:

          Remember Mark Meadows tweet in October 2018? This is why it was believed Mifsud was an FBI asset, especially given your deduction that Sidney Powell concludes that they have cell phones that belonged to Mifsud:

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        • cali says:

          @Dutchman: The 2 phones turned over to Durham were issued by the UK as they had UK sim cards.

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    • hokkoda says:

      If the FBI and CIA were laundering their money through ONA, they could plausibly claim that Mifsud was not an “asset” of theirs because he would have been contracted via DOD and Halper. Layers of deniability. He would have been a DoD “asset” contractually. This is a similar strategy the Clinton campaign used to hire Christopher Steele. They used a law firm to hire Fusion GPS to hire Steele, which was a very effective way to launder the money in a way that would be difficult to trace unless….

      …..you get a court order directing F-GPS and Perkins Coie to release their financial records.

      Which may be why Durham is so interested in ONA and expanded his investigation to include their activities.

      If true, it would make PapaD right (indirectly) while also explaining some of the understandable confusion about who was working for whom. But, the key point stands: the Mueller report (and other investigations) rely on the false idea that Mifsud was a Russian asset. I don’t recall Mueller naming Mifsud, probably for this very reason because if we know the name, we know Mueller’s b.s. story is flatly b.s.

      They can’t credibly open a counterintelligence investigation based on a guy you invite to train your agents suddenly becoming a Russian asset after years of working with us. So, hide the money, just like Clinton tried to do.

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      • I believe the Mueller report phrased it as “Mifsud is reported to have Russian connections.” This gives Weissmann enough wiggle room to throw Enron through.

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        • donna kovacevic says:

          I just recently re-watched Jim Jordan grilling Mueller on Mifsud, asking him did FBI interview Mifsud, then Jordan turned it around and said FBI interviews Mifsud, Mueller “I am not going to say, was Mifsud a russian agent, did Mifsud lie and on, all the time ugly head kept saying I am not going to say or something to that affect. Jordan who I admire and respect did a good job on knucklehead Mueller. I believe Jim laid all out for anyone watching. FBI interviewed him, had him in possession, but did not charge him with anything. Hm if he were an agent of Russia damn straight he would be were Manafort and Cohen are. One question I watched that saga and are all FBI as dense as Mueller? That man was pathetic to watch, he either did not hear, was totally zoned out and as “grandma Cofeve would say was mumbling, stumbling rumbling. Any person with grey matter sees this fiasco for what it is, and the MSM can try and turn it any way it wants, a pig is still a pig.

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          • Judith says:

            Notice how, when cornered, Mueller, Biden, Pelosi et al.. suddenly morph into senile old coots?

            When did this idea of “intent” become so important to charging a criminal? Is this some new Lawfare construct? SOS Clinton didn’t “intend” to expose classified national secrets on her private server. She didn’t “intend” to destroy that server with bleachbit and hammers to avoid that subpoena..

            Are they trying to appear pathetically stupid to gain public sympathy? Or are they trying to fake senility, like Sammy the Chin Gigante, to avoid the hangman’s noose?

            Where does it end? Will we see John Brennan stumbling around in pink feety pajamas, like Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story? Or Jake Tapper drooling with his binky? Scratch that last one, I think he gave up his binky last week.

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            • zekness says:

              they are chosen to be figureheads for precisely that reasons..they are precisely the kinds of people that don’t actually know anything..and capacity arguments ensure really difficult answers are always handled in a dizzying array of wth moments.

              remember, mueller did not pull off these crimes..and nor did comey…there are hundreds of people or more who coordinated these actions.

              these are simply the public faces…window dressers.

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          • wightmanfarm says:

            Mueller was a figurehead – to give Weissman legitimacy. I doubt he worked a day on the investigation. Obviously, Weissman was running the entire show.

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            • Bubby says:

              I’m beginning to believe that Weissman knew that Mueller had become a doddering very forgetful old man but had this unmerited reputation of a man on integrity. So Weissman used Mueller as cover for his dirty work. That worked very well until Mueller’s testimony in Congress where his “I can’t get into that” really meant I can’t remember or I have no idea what you are talking about. As an older man in my 70s memory does become a problem and for some a real problem. “Figurehead” fits perfectly!

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        • Linda K. says:

          https://www.openmuellerreport.org/person/joseph-mifsud
          18 mentions of Mifsud in Mueller report, here.

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        • hokkoda says:

          “is reported to”…more evidence that Weissman just copy/pasted whatever he was given or saw on MSNBC and called it an “investigation”. I still want to know how that SOB proved that those specific GRU military units in Russia were the ones who “hacked” the DNC server when nobody at FBI, CIA, NSA, or on the Mueller team ever once looked at the server.

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      • SharonKinDC says:

        Kinda like Comey’s ‘court authorized electronic surveillance’ is NOT ‘spying’.

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    • andy says:

      You are totally missing the nuance….
      First of all, we all know the FBI is the dog that did not bark.
      That is:
      1) The origin story is reliant on Mifsud being a bad guy.
      2) When the FBI heard of the PapaD mifsud encounter, they investigated the Trump campaign, not Mifsud. This is KEY. _the FBI didnt bark_
      3) By their own admission, they did not interview MIfsud until 2017, and they let him go. Regardless of what PapaD said prior, they had info from Downer in summer of 2016.
      4)Nobody has claimed MIfsud was on the US payroll to the same extent Halper was.

      That being said, and Im sure you acknowledge all of it, that when it comes down predicating crossfire hurricane on Mifsud/papaD, that whoever paid mifsud’s way that day, it was not random, nor was it russian afiliates, nor was it his own prank. It does not matter if he was accountable to the US budget, the dog did not bark.

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      • ABN says:

        Very good points. Especially point #2:

        “When the FBI heard of the PapaD mifsud encounter, they investigated the Trump campaign, not Mifsud. This is KEY.”

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        • KMD says:

          Agree, this is a vital piece to the puzzle!
          This latest article over who’s ‘asset’ Mifsud was/is is purposely written to get the public lost in the weeds about him being employed as a political mercenary, to perform a very specific role…

          What matters is why he was literally IGNORED by the “fact finders” of the Mueller hoax. Not only was he NOT investigated, he was actually provided cover, as evidenced by Mueller’s evasive live testimony when Rep. Jordan inquired about Mifsud. Ya could almost see Mueller’s complexion pale even further with the mention of his name…

          Patriots keep on wiggling the blocks out of the coup plotters’ Jenga puzzle. The Mifsud piece is a load bearing piece, a foundational block. It’s only a matter of time now before the tower of lies comes crashing down! Just pray that the mess stays confined to the table, so to speak…

          I believe this drawn out process of bringing the coup to light, which has frustrated many of us who care, and has sown much cynicism, is being done in a controlled fashion to help minimize fallout. That being, to bring justice against the coup plotters without the streets running red and damaging, or even destroying our Republic in the process…

          Pray.

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          • Judith says:

            The DNC server that was supposedly hacked BY RUSSIANS was studiously *ignored* as well. Funny that. One would think that before initiating this TREASONOUS COUP to remove our duly elected president, the FBI would.. oh I don’t know.. see fit to first EXAMINE that DNC server to see if RUSSIANS had in fact hacked into it.

            Why did the DNC refuse to allow their server to be examined by the FBI? And why did the FBI ship that server out instead, to some sketchy as hell UKRAINIAN company with ties to DC swamp critters? Talk about foreign interference!

            And this, after FBI already knows that HELLARY herself exposed classified national secrets on her illegal private server.. and let her walk?

            Gee, if I were a *serious* investigator I would want to get to the bottom of all this. This reminds me of a murder suspect who shows no interest in the details of the investigation, because he already knows exactly how it went down.

            These TRAITORS are murdering our Constitutional Republic.

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      • zekness says:

        ding ding ding…

        you have bingo

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    • TradeBait says:

      Seekers are rarely seekers. If honest, they are usually skeptics. If on mission they are shills or trolls. Announcing yourself in your screen name tells me you are the later and that will not get you paid on here.

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    • In the Land of Poz says:

      Fed shill.

      You are deliberately confusing Mifsud with Tawil (CIA and FBI operative), whose FBI/DOJ sting operation with 10K in cash was the subject of the Papadopoulos tweets.

      Papadopoulos has not, as far as I know, claimed that Mifsud was FBI; he has been saying Mifsud, Downer, Thompson, Halper and Turk are “Western intelligence” of various flavors. Which specific agencies formally pay and employs them is, by design, obscure. The DoD consulting payments to Halper are on public record.

      For actual fact-based skepticism of Papadopoulos’ Mifsud story, see the Twitter threads by Stephen McIntyre and Hans Mahncke. If I understood correctly their theory is that Papadopoulos invented a story about Mifsud being intelligence (maybe Russian, it’s a long slog through the twitter threads to assemble all the details), and the FBI used that as a pretext to expand the investigation of Trump, but Papadopoulos cannot now go back and correct the record.

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    • Peg_C the Deplorable says:

      Well, with all due respect to Sundance and others, it’s MIFSUD. I think Maria B. started the “Misfud.”

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  7. terry says:

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  8. Curiouser and curiouser.

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    • Linda K. says:

      James Comey needs Mifsud to be a russian asset to justify his spying on Trump.

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      • BitterC says:

        Or to keep Brennan under the bus?

        I believe Brennan faked the FBI out to begin with. What I can’t decide is how many in FBI either knew the truth up front (McCabe?) or tumbled to it later. I really don’t get the sense from the texts we’ve seen that Lovely Lisa and Peter were deliberately framing Trump.

        Remember, her HPSCI testimony about Brennan knowing stuff he didn’t share or something to that effect?

        They were played, and played easily, because they wanted it to be true, as well as being the heroes of Watergate redux

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        • beach lover says:

          I think there is some truth to what you said. I’m still trying to piece this together. But, could the statement Lisa made about the “insurance policy” now being about burning an asset, be about outing Mifsud? Or am I conflating this with someone else?

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        • donna kovacevic says:

          Respectfully BitterC, it is “Lovely Nellie, and Lovers Lisa Page and Peter Strozyk. Your President is just the best in very way possible with his descriptions of those Bozos. May our Lord Jesus Christ Bless him abundantly.

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        • Padric says:

          I’ve been saying for over a year now that this whole thing seems like it got started because British Intelligence picked up on Mifsud/Popadopolous except they didn’t know Mifsud was ultimately being run by Brennan/CIA. If you read the text messages between Strzok and Page when ole Petey was in London, it doesn’t even seem like the guy ever talked to Downer. That’s why in later interviews Downer’s account of the conversations sounds closer to Popadopolous’ than it ever does to the “official narrative”.

          If Italy was running Mifsud under direction from Brennan in an attempt to keep his and the CIA’s hands clean, then it makes sense for Mifsud to seek shelter in Italy because if it looks like they’re going to get left holding the bag, they can both point the finger at Brennan. THAT is why it Durham suddenly turned his probe into a criminal one after visiting Italy AND don’t forget: shortly after Durham did that, it was leaked that Durham wanted to talk to Brennan and Brennan acknowledged that in an interview with MSNBC.

          TLDR version: Mifsud was “officially” acting under Italian Intelligence but it was Brennan calling the shots. Brit intelligence detected it on their own and suddenly Brennan has a problem on his hands because he’s running an intelligence op against an American citizen who is also an adviser to a political rival so he gets the FBI to open CH.

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  9. Sidney Powell says:

    Someone should also notice that Durham does NOT report to the IG 🙂

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    • GB Bari says:

      Excellent point. So no obligation to pass what he knows to the IG.
      NICE.

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    • clulessgrandpa says:

      Do you feel that the IG report will help exonerate Gen Flynn?

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    • WES says:

      Hi Sidney! You are up late tonight! Your comment just reinforces my belief that this is one of SD’s most important postings! We are at a critical turning point! Yeah!

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    • De Oppresso Liber says:

      It looks very likely that both you and Ltg. Flynn (& family) are going to have a very Merry Christmas. There are literally millions of Patriots praying for you.

      I am looking forward to Monday (9 Dec) almost like a little kid waiting for Christmas morning! If Pelosi doesn’t ramrod her vote through by Friday (6 Dec), then it’s not going to happen; the public release of the IG Report will destroy their impeachment fantasies forever, in my humble opinion.

      Perhaps that will also encourage some other people to stop making delays, and finally make the obvious judgements we all know are unquestionably well deserved. 😉

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    • Han Solo says:

      My hope is that Gen Flynn will be fully exonerated (court dismisses with egregious prejudice or similar).

      I would love to see him on a victory lap at several Trump rallies!

      Then, I would really love to see him as part of the next Trump administration to finish what he was about to start – cleaning house and firming up our national defense and related agencies.

      Dare I dream?

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      • beach lover says:

        That would be wonderful outcome, indeed. And just.

        But, I guess I want more. I want Weissman in front of a grand Jury for his part in the Clinton/Mueller fiasco, and the impeachment charade as well as the Flynn stuff

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    • StanH says:

      This is a critical point. The IG report is nothing more than and alphabet agency clean up crew aka Swamp Protect Mode.

      Watch Barr/Durham not Horowitz.

      God Bless you Sidney, Be safe!

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    • Linda K. says:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/barrs-handpicked-prosecutor-tells-inspector-general-he-cant-back-right-wing-theory-that-russia-case-was-us-intelligen

      Here is the story from WAPO claiming Durham talked to Horowitz. Thank you Sidney, for giving us some insight into the real relationship between IG and Durham.

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  10. TreeClimber says:

    It’s my personal theory that Barr is doing nothing but sightseeing and laughing his bagpipes off at everyone, both for and against this whole coup, who is anxiously awaiting a whisper of what he’s actually doing.

    I could be wrong, obviously.

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    • John says:

      This is the way I see it.

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    • Linda K. says:

      A criminal investigation is as funny as a heart attack. Personally, I’m hoping some intel people are feeling pain.

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    • TradeBait says:

      I’m sure the guy in the oval office that hired Barr wants all of this to be a circus, right? I mean, who doesn’t enjoy evil doers going after their family, associates, confidants and friends. Especially since he gets to have fun spending all of our tax dollars investigating over years with pretend work that only mocks his base of voters.

      Right?

      Sidney stated what matters. PDT has stated no POTUS will ever go through this again. It’s that simple.

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      • I believe you are correct.

        I do not believe “Forgiveness” for this type of criminal assault against the American people, the Office of the President, the President himself, his staff, associates, and family, is in President Donald J. Trump’s DNA.

        These people are screwed and they know it. They are trying their best to obfuscate and develop an alternate explanation for their criminal activities. The problem is the web of deceit is unraveling, and they can’t stop it.

        AG needs to find the payoffs to, and the coordination with, the MSM by the cabal. Starting with GPS Fusion and others, prove they are co-conspirators with the cabal, and RICO them. This will turn some heads in the board rooms of their parent companies, parent companies that allow their media subsidiaries to operate devoid of any standards on integrity demanded by the code of conduct the rest of their employees must operate under.

        If is can be proven the MSM was complicit in the coup, which I think can be done, this is over. Only the MSM keeps this under wraps from the uninformed, take out the fake MSM propagandists and it’s over. It will give a new meaning of “Woke” that won’t please the radical Progressive-Marxists.

        We are watching desperate people doing desperate things.

        Pray for the President,

        Trumo 2020!

        I’d still like to know why Shep Smith took a quick exit after Murdoch was approached.

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        • Linda K. says:

          It does sometimes seem like the thinnest of threads is holdin this plot together and it will bust open at any second. Yet it hasn’t happened yet.

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      • TreeClimber says:

        I never said a thing against POTUS. But I’m looking at Bill Barr here, and to a lesser degree Sessions. Or are you one of those “trust the plan” folks?

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  11. Gymcy81 says:

    Is the department of misinformation trying to obfuscate via double agent leaks that there was a hoax, or more, in the ol (Salem Pa. like) witch hunt?

    Whom would of thought?

    Avoid being distracted by the shiny objects, or hype.

    “Prove all things,
    hold fast to that which is good.”
    Thess. 5: 21

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  12. MACAULAY says:

    This Mifsud story is the one, above all, that tells me the degree of corruption America is up against–combating the bureaucratic Deep State and the New York/Wapo Media who work in tandem for the Democratic Party/Clinton/Obama Crime Cartel.

    Plenty of people, like the current CIA chief for just one—know who Mifsud was working for. It should have taken three days for America to know….and we have been waiting three years.

    During that time, the only crack in the damn has been the Mueller Report calling him a person with “connections to Russia” rather than a “Russian agent”. That merely means he’s been to Russia and maybe had lunch with some Russians—millions of people have connections to Russia…but Mueller’s henchmen figured that phraseology would fool us Heartland Rustics.

    The fact that Mifsuds affiliations can still be in doubt is a distinct sign of the very powerful and sinister forces America is up against. Best reason I have seen for pessimism that real justice will ever be done.

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    • billinlv says:

      The Deep State is indeed deep and wide. Mifsud is/was a Russian agent in the same sense that Carter Page is/was a Russian agent. If the FBI/CIA/Obama “admin” needed them to be Russian agents, they were Russian agents. When it comes to coups, the truth is whatever the over throwers say it is.

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      • littleanniefannie says:

        By the same token, Obama had connections to Russia (tell Vladimir…), Brennan had connections to Russia, Pelosi had connections to Russia, Comey had connections to Russia, and so on. On the other hand, Schiff and Nadler are not honest assets only dishonest asses!

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  13. terry says:

    Did anyone see this?

    Seems as if McCabe almost let it out
    at the validity of spygate. That’s how
    I interpret his can of worms comment.

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  14. MaineCoon says:

    Regarding the threesome pictured.

    FTA: ● Mifsud is a “good old friend” of Prasenjit Kumar (aka Prasenjit Kumar Singh), owner of the London School of Executive Training. It appears to be through the Kumar connection that Mifsud became acquainted with Alok Sharma MP and later met Britain’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson.

    View at Medium.com

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    • MaineCoon says:

      More…

      FTA: .That in itself might not be significant — Mifsud appears to have been a virtuoso networker — but Kumar was also a Facebook friend of Olga Polonskaya, the mysterious Russian woman who in March last year attended a meeting with Mifsud and Trump “adviser” George Papadopoulos posing as a niece of President Putin.

      Last month, Mifsud and Kumar both attended a Conservative party fundraising dinner where they were photographed with foreign secretary Boris Johnson. Kumar posted the photo on Facebook, where it was “liked” by Ms Polonskaya.

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    • Zippy says:

      That article being from way back in Nov 19, 2017 and yet, Barr/Durham only in September of 2019 getting around to supposedly listening to a deposition made by Mifsud in the SUMMER OF 2018?

      And the complexity of that flowchart alone should give you a clue about how many people on this planet follow this to the level required to know how serious it is. As a result, it can easily be slow-walked, obfuscated, and swept under the rug.

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  15. Luckstone says:

    So, Boris Johnson knows Mifsud too? How interesting.

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  16. chojun says:

    So from this we are likely able to infer that the Horowitz report will be addressing Mifsud to a certain degree and the “Mifsud is a Russian intelligence asset” narrative is going to collapse in upon itself.

    The media hasn’t been able to tell the truth about Mifsud because Mueller bought the same Mifsud narrative and conveniently failed to verify this important detail. That failure to investigate alone is an idiotic one because if Mifsud IS a Russian asset then nearly the entire Western intelligence apparatus has been compromised by one single man. 007 eat your heart out. This is the thread that unravels Mueller’s Christmas sweater.

    Taking this a step further, if Mifsud is NOT a Russian intelligence asset, then Durham is going to draw some blood in the Justice system. A lot of it.

    This little Mifsud character has put these anti-democracy coup plotters in a very small box: Mifsud is a Russian asset and Western intelligence is compromised (and hopelessly, absurdly Keystone cops-like inept) or the entirety of Western intelligence spied on the Trump campaign. What’s it gonna be you clowns at the Special Counsel and media?

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    • seekingthetruth2 says:

      Do you have anything new to share about your neighbor and AAG Huber and his investigation?

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      • chojun says:

        No I’ve been purposefully holding off due to what I feel is a heightened anti-leak effort at the DOJ and I didn’t want to get him into any trouble even though he’s not attached to the Horowitz investigation and also was not on Huber’s special team looking into that kind of stuff. I’m going to catch him this weekend and get his thoughts on the FISA report and see if I can get an update on what Huber is up to.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      It was justified because Orange Man Bad is a Russian Asset! Or maybe a Ukrainian asset. Or maybe a Turkish Asset (Turkeygate is on deck and getting ready to go to bat). POTUS is some foreign country’s asset! And that’s the story we’re sticking to! Maybe.

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    • littleanniefannie says:

      “ to tell the truth about Mifsud because Mueller bought the same Mifsud narrative”

      Mueller was a front. He didn’t buy anything (except maybe Aricept).

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  17. Truth and Liberty says:

    No it is trure. It’s a word game to confuse the situation. Like when Slick Willy tried the depends on what the definition of is is. Mifsud is not as US Intelligence asset because he is a Italian Intelligence asset. Just another lame attempt to conflate the two so as to muddy the water and confuse the situation.The claim Papadopoulos made and Sundance seemingly endorsed was that Mifsud was a Western Intelligence asset. So as Sundance stated no one is or has claimed he was a US Intelligence asset. While the C_A mouthpiece WaPo marches along to their masters will still trying to control the carefully but poorly crafted now crumbling narrative.

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  18. k4jjj says:

    All of this begs the question: “Is Josef Mifsud still alive?”

    He seems to have disappeared and a lot of people would certainly love to see him floating in a river.

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  19. GTOGUY says:

    I’m beginning to think that 3 weeks ago Horowitz was done, but then Durham or Barr whispered in his ear that Mifsud was Italian Intelligence used by Brennan’s CIA to spy on Popadopolous. Then Horowitz did some fancy re-writing and here we are.

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  20. GTOGUY says:

    An interesting article: IG report backs whistleblower fired after flagging Stefan Halper contracts

    https://www.worldtribune.com/ig-report-backs-whistleblower-fired-after-flagging-stefan-halper-contracts/

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    • hokkoda says:

      DoD IG. I give it good odds that the money used to pay Halper was not entirely DoD money, but reprogrammed money from CIA or DOJ or both to maintain an “air gap”. They can claim Halper (and by extension, Mifsud) is not a CIA asset because he is on contract with DoD. But they maintain operational control, and ONA provides the cover story. The whistleblower blew the cover story.

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      • BitterC says:

        May have blown far more if someone decides digging into just what the hell the ONA does is a good idea 🙂

        Another notch in Trump’s swamp gun?

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        • hokkoda says:

          There are a lot of these boutique shops in Government that seem to exist mainly to pump taxpayer money into people’s pockets. If ONA closes up shop, or is reformed, they’ll just strike the tent and move to a new town.

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  21. rayvandune says:

    Hey, just a shoutout to Bongino – he’s auditioning for the bigs, and he’s doing damn well. Good man.

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  22. MDNA I says:

    Just a side note. This final IG investigations generated at least 2 separate investigations, 1 into Comey, the other into the use of Confidential Human sources. It also seems like Horrowitz was up against a deadline to produce 1 or 2 semi-annual reports

    Those are some mundane possible reasons for delay(s), as opposed to more exotic ones. That sid, I don’t believe Sen Grassley would’ve expressed concern in public if the overall delay weren’t unusual from his perspective

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  23. WES says:

    So for the very first time, all 3 (CIA=CNN, FBI=NYT, State=Wash Post) are trying to spin the same narrative together!

    They must be getting more desperate to co-operate, hoisting a heavy dead narrative!

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  24. The Devilbat says:

    “caterpillars never ever wear brown boots.” I noticed that a long time ago.

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  25. hokkoda says:

    Big Picture, people! Think Big Picture! What is this leak about? This leak is about something the coup plotters are very, very, worried about. They don’t need to leak about Mifsud or construct a narrative if he is an irrelevant side-issue. They are going after this because DURHAM is going after this.

    This leak confirms that Durham is hot on the right trail.

    The IG can ask around, make phone calls, etc. but nobody has to tell him the truth, or they can feed a half truth, or Durham and Horowitz can agree that for the purposes of the Durham investigation it is best to keep the Mifsud thing under wraps. So, tell the truth: Mifsud was not an FBI or CIA asset.

    He was probably hired via Halper as a DOD asset (via the Office of Net Assessment). For example, maybe ONA has a contract vehicle they leverage. CIA reprograms their money and sends it to ONA manages both the money and the contract. But CIA (or FBI or whoever is actually paying the bills) is the one directing the contractors. By doing so, CIA and FBI can claim the “asset” is not theirs (he would technically be DOD’s “asset), but they maintain operational control which is easy to conceal. Such as via an encrypted blackberry…

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    • WES says:

      Hokkada:. The most important takeaway is the simple fact that Mifsud is not a Russian asset.

      Any other combination and the predicate does not hold water!

      The legal predicate becomes illegal!

      Suddenly it becomes criminal!

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        Translation:
        There are NO ACTUAL RUSSIANS in Crossfire Hurricane.

        Now…..when did the FBI realize this?
        Certainly Mueller did or Mifsud would have been in his purview.
        My guess…
        Somewhere between Aug 1 2016 and Aug 2 2017.

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      • hokkoda says:

        Yep, I know, no argument from me. My point is about the nature of the leak itself. Back when Durham went to Italy, and the criminal probe was subsequently announced, the media pretended that Durham was chasing down wacky right wing conspiracy theories, and the would jokingly pretend not to know Mifsud’s name.

        The leak is confirmation that the investigation is making excellent progress, and they can no longer hide behind dismissive “Mis-fud who?” charades.

        Leaks like this are very good news.

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    • RAC says:

      Yes, your first paragraph and the single sentence following it. Just like when PDJT brought up Ukraine, the DS starts squealing like a stuck pig.
      It’s insulting that they think people are that gullible, says a lot about how they view people outside their circle, on the plus side it will eventually work against them.

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    • ILOT says:

      HOK: All that and I’d still like to know if the $10,000 GP has in the safe in Greece is the original stack of bills. Would love to see those serial numbers traced…providing the origin. Why do I think that would be telling? If I read what you are theorizing correctly the money trail goes through the Halper the Walrus then on to Mifsud?

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      • hokkoda says:

        It’s a theory I’ve had for a few months now. Once we got a better understanding of Halper’s role orchestrating all of this, it made sense to me that the CIA or DOJ needed a way to pay him and his helpers. Including Mifsud. Then we find out that Baker at ONA was Halper’s contract manager (so to speak). So, just like the Clintons used a couple of degrees of separation to try and create plausible deniability, the CIA used DoD/ONA and Halper as a filter for their money.

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  26. Joemama says:

    It would have been nice for the IG to not announce the date of release of the FISA abuse/Coup report. He sure made it easy for the C_A/Shareblue/MSM to launch their obfuscation/psyop attack in advance of release.

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    • WES says:

      Joemama:. Well on the bright side they are outing themselves right on schedule!

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      • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

        The announcement gets them AGITATED and the resulting SPIN IS INFORMATION.

        Call it:
        Kicking the bushes or poking the hornet’s nest.
        Oftentimes, perps grab chairs before the music stops in response.

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  27. Sherri Young says:

    Search on “Hakluyt”… or Mifsud Hakluyt…or Brennan Hakluyt.

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  28. Heika says:

    This …. “But the intelligence agencies said the professor was not among their assets, the people said. ”

    ‘The People Said’. This kind of thing just cracks me up every time. Who the F are ‘the people’? Its just really quite absurd on its face and in its backend. Let me try…

    ‘Santa was not involved in the taking of an extra serving of cookies when he dropped the presents off, the elf people said’.

    There, something like that.

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  29. MD says:

    You know what’s interesting, the mainstream media really seem to have knowledge of lots of players in this whole Russia thing suddenly. Where did they get all this info if for two years while the Mueller probe was ongoing, they claimed Trump colluded with Russia / Putin. Russia hacked the DNC server to help Trump??? Hannity always said back then that they were ignoring the biggest story…..

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Where did they get all this info if for two years while the Mueller probe was ongoing,?

      They googled: Conservative Treehouse

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    • Bill says:

      MD, this is my take away. For the non-sleeping Americans with a brain, it is clear to see the MSM has been complicit in this entire lie. These outlets are slowly but surely confirming things that they once vociferously denied had happened. And now they write stories admitting the things they previously denied as if “Hey, no big deal here”.

      Their hand is caught/stuck in the cookie jar and their mom is walking in the door from her morning aerobics class.

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      • ILOT says:

        There seems to be a connection to these groups and those that report PDJT has told like 12,000 lies since election day. I’m wondering if as the truths(s) come out if they are deducting those discovered truths from the “lie-meter”. Simple open source research has exposed so many of the alleged “lies” as truth, the meter now stands at about 3 lies (one may likely the inauguration attendance). It’s not the lies they fear, it is the truth they fear the most.

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  30. Son of Liberty says:

    In other words, the CIA is throwing the FBI under the bus.

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  31. Fake Ruby says:

    Stephen McIntyre and Hans Mahncke got to the bottom of the Papadopoulos/Mifsud story long ago.

    Seems Papadopoulos lied to the feds about many matters regarding Mifsud (and continues his horse-hockey nowadays on Twitter). This has created a perfect straw man argument for Russiagate hoaxers to disprove in grand fashion in the media.

    Thus the public will be conned by the media into thinking the Trump supporters are wrong about everything and everybody involved in the coup attempt.

    Anyone interested can look up Stephen McIntyre and Hans Mahncke on Twitter. They spelled out this script months ago and have been right about most of the Russiagate hoax.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Short version?
      Mueller didn’t investigate Mifsud because PapaD
      had whispered a whopper that started a HURRICANE
      and the FBI chased ghosts for so long (breaking rules and laws)
      that the only way to save the institution from embarrassment and decline…

      remove Trump for attempted obstruction of the Hurricane and ghost bustin’.

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    • Lawton says:

      BS what George says is true on that.

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  32. Les Standard says:

    Until we take down the traitorous Brennan CIA we will never succeed in restoring the rule of law

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  33. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    According to WaPo,
    Micheal Horowitz a Department of Justice Inspector
    called several intelligence agencies to finally get to the bottom of this burning question posed by Trump allies and on-line conspiracy theorists

    “Do you guys SPY?”

    The State Department sources responded “NO”
    The DoD sources responded: “NO”
    The NSA sources responded “NO”
    The CIA sources responded “NO…not even against a traitor like Trump”
    The DNI sources responded “NO…not willingly or unwillingly”
    The FBI responded “NO…but occasionally we do do court-ordered surveillance…if the judge makes us”

    Horowitz’s report, due out next Monday, is expected to conclude there was NO SPYING thoroughly debunking the conspiracy theories.

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  34. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    So I guess WaPo is telling us
    That Horowitz determined MIFSUD was KEY after all, and EVEN needed to be
    ADDED to HIS PURVIEW
    on a Carter Page FISA Warrant investigation having nothing to do with PapaD.

    Unlike Mueller, former FBI Director who pathetically tried to navigate THIS path

    Russians–> PapaD—>Downner—>FBI

    even a lowly INSPECTOR
    figured out this game of telephone requires filling the GAP with a Maltese Professor.

    Russians–>MIFSUD–>PapaD—>Downner—>FBI

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  35. Merkin Muffley says:

    Anyone who puts any credibility into a story coming from the NY Times or the Washington Post is not to be trusted as a news source.

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    • zekness says:

      WAPOST is useful to understand the game. It’s become obvious to many they are the public side of misinformation.

      intelligently, you can make assessment based on how the narrative is arranged, timing, sudden changes in programming, and omission of facts they do not attend until “forced” to address. Mostly the unnecessarily high incidence of excuse driven product. And the lack of credibility to examine critically the leads (whole faith allegiance to agency/state)

      “Theatricality and deception, powerful agents to the uninitiated, but we are initiated aren’t we?”

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  36. Doug Amos says:

    It is now very simple; if it is the left, it is a lie. Act accordingly until proven otherwise. i.e. Climate change; prove it; impossible. 11,000 self anointed scientists proclaimed it is real; amongst those signatures of authentication were Mickey Mouse and Professor B S and that is indeed fact.

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  37. Baby El says:

    To me, this infers there is something damning in the Dec 9 report that they need to counter.

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  38. CNN_sucks says:

    Both sides of opposite political spectrum are frustrated. The left could not impeach PDJT fast enough since inauguration. The right cannot get justice and arrest of criminals in doj, fbi and corrupt demon rats. While populace are continuely outrage 24/7, Media and internet click baits are the only one winning here.

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  39. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    Even as late as Oct 9 2019 the NYT wrote this:

    To believe that another Western government secretly employed Mr. Mifsud as part of a plot against the president is to believe that an elaborate conspiracy entirely eluded the special counsel’s office in its exhaustive investigation, which included more than 2,800 subpoenas, nearly 500 search warrants, 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence and interviews of about 500 witnesses. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/06/us/politics/italy-russia-mifsud-trump.html

    In other words, if you believe that Mifsud was a western intelligence asset then you are a conspiracy theorist. Because, you know, if he had been then Mueller would have told us. 🙂

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  40. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    “And Durham informed Horowitz’s office that his investigation had not produced any evidence that might contradict the inspector general’s findings on that point. ”
    Let’s hope Durham isn’t this inept (or corrupt).

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  41. wildsailor2018 says:

    So, with Boris Johnson’s involvement in the Spygate situation, and the photos of him laughing along with ‘sparkle sox’ from Canada yesterday, it is looking like Mr. Johnson is playing both sides of the political fence. The question is can he be trusted?

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  42. dawg says:

    Strawman argument. Our enemies have been doing a lot of this lately.

    They deny something that we havent accused them of.

    Obfuscate, conflate, misdirect, redirect….. we have to be on guard for this sort of thing.

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  43. IGiveUp says:

    “… Mifsud isn’t “a U.S. intelligence asset…”
    “No-one has ever said Mifsud was a U.S. intelligence asset. However, for three years the Washington Post, New York Times and CNN have claimed Mifsud was a Russian intelligence asset.”
    ———————–
    Still don’t get it. If Mifsud is neither a US intel asset, nor a Russian intel asset, who is he working for?
    The only possible answers:
    -He IS a US (or allied)intel asset(in which case why is SD saying the above?)
    -He was hired by someone in the Soros/Clinton orbit to assist the Deep State’s goal of getting US intel agencies to spy on Trump and report back to Obama.

    I get the point that it’s vital to the “legitimacy” of the Dems spying that Mifsud is a Russian asset. But why not actively try to identify who he was really working for?

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    • Zorro says:

      Read what PapaD said.

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      • IGiveUp says:

        PapaD said Mifsud was working for Italian intel. Italian intel for Brennan. Itali intel is an ally of US intel–in essence, US intel.

        So why does SD say “…“No-one has ever said Mifsud was a U.S. intelligence asset.”

        What am I missing?

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        • J.Thomas says:

          It’s semantics.

          These people are spinning the issue as: “Mifsud is not a US CIA agent or US FBI agent, etc.” so that it creates the impression that 1) Oh those darn deplorables are just conspiracy theorists, and 2) The special counsel investigation/Russia Collusion stuff was legit (it certainly was legit…a legit counterintelligence operation run against a major party candidate for the US presidency and then against a sitting US president).

          If you are a low-info type who loves to hate Trump, that’s more than enough of a successful psy-op to justify the Spygate nonsense and to subsequently introduce a large injection of cognitive dissonance into the populace.

          The true issue at hand is: was Mifsud affiliated in any way with a friendly (rather than Russian) government and acting with instructions to initiate this interaction? Any other question is irrelevant.

          FBI, CIA, DOD, NIH, FEMA, MEDICAID, VA…you can deny that he worked for any agency you want all day long but it still doesn’t answer the question as to whether or not this was a push-pull operation where they pushed the information into PapaD only to try to pull it out and make him a patsy.

          Also remember, PapaD had ties to Israeli oil interests…he was a convenient target for these Obama deep staters in the same way that General Flynn was.

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      • deplorable says:

        Papa D’s tweet in the screenshot on the front page of this post says:

        “Mifsud was an Italian operative handled by the CIA”.

        If so, this sounds like the CIA worked with Italy to interfere in American elections.

        Plus, the CIA has no authority or power or right to be interfering in domestic American affairs and especially America elections … could they have tried to do so through an Italian (or other foreign) proxy?

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    • Jaap Titulaer says:

      >> If Mifsud is neither a US intel asset, nor a Russian intel asset, who is he working for?

      Read my post below and read those articles that I link to.

      He is a Commonwealth diplomat (Malta). Like Downer (Australia).
      As such he is unlikely to be a ‘spy’ but he is certainly involved in Western counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism.

      Mifsud knows lots of people in UK and Italian intelligence. And is a DIRECT colleague of several of them at more than one institution.
      But he is not some mere operative on an errand, and certainly not a FBI ‘asset’. At most indirectly someone who did a solid for a friend (perhaps for Halper).

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      • J.Thomas says:

        Yes, by all appearances Mifsud was being handled by Halper. That big ONET pot for Halper is likely doled out in some untraceable manner to folks like Mifsud, “Putin’s Niece”, “Azra Turk”, Downer and others. Halper was also previously monitoring General Flynn. It appears that Halper was Brennan’s go-to guy for sensitive operations (under Brennan it appears that some of these “sensitive” operations were political in nature).

        Brennan is still, through twitter, injecting himself as the advocate and manager of these operations.

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  44. So, spygate falls apart because one shoe drops about “the Professor”.

    Just wait for the OTHER shoe, “the Profexor”, the Ukrainian who wrote the custom spyware found on the DNC server.
    I find it STUNNING that THIS issue has totally dropped off the radar for two years.
    The FBI interview the GUY WHO WROTE THE DNC SPYWARE, and this is entirely missing from the Mueller report.

    In fact, there has only been one short blip about this in the tech-blog arstechnica
    ————————————————————————-
    -Ukraine malware author turns witness in Russian DNC hacking investigation –
    “Profexor” turns self in to Ukrainian authorities, assists FBI in DNC hack investigation.
    SEAN GALLAGHER – 8/16/2017, 2:56 PM
    “ukraine-malware-author-turns-witness-in-russian-dnc-hacking-investigation”
    —————————————-

    Wanna guess why the DNC/Vinderman/Yanovovich all went ballistic when Trump uttered the magic words “CROWDSTRIKE” and “SERVER”?

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    • IGiveUp says:

      I understand the necessity of Mifsud and the spying on the DNC being a Russian operation which creates a “justification” for US intel svces spying on Trump. But I don’t get how the fact that the malware was created by a Ukrainian (or available from a website in the Ukraine) helps us know who actually did the spying, for whom, and for what reason.

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    • IGiveUp says:

      I guess I meant to ask you how what you posted discredits the Russian involvement in the DNC hack and promotes the idea that Seth Rich gave the info away and that Russian involvement is a fantasy?

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    • zekness says:

      I know sean…good read over at ars.

      also understand some necessary facts about sean…he often dives into otherwise serious minded objective reporting…but then retreats…

      he did this numerous times, with no explanation when challenged.

      I would not count him among the friendly either…he has this “resistance” edge about him if by nothing more than association at the ars crowd. He signals strong the anti-trump.

      I think he sells some good dope…but I think mostly he limits his work to sell ad revenue and drive interest…the really deep diving seems abrupt…like as in “let me just drop this here” and then runs away.

      he did this with the 737 max investigation, way earlier than just about anyone…great insights and key interviews with very authentic sources, and a high level of technicallly accurate details to support what would eventually become known about the 1 then 2 mishaps.

      then he let the story go cold.

      even when pressed, he never responded and just moved on.

      which was very strange because at the time, this was a story still moving sideways by boeing and the faa….

      I get the impression he slings good dope for effect.

      I’ve urged him in back channels to be more involved because I really do think he has a authentic legitimate dedication to do really great objective investigative reporting…but he seems to cave to the interests of his brethren…a hardcore very intelligent set of motivated but anti-american writers and supporters over in the conde-nast camp of homos.

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    • ILOT says:

      Hal. Bingo, at least from my reads. The trigger word on the call was Crowdstrike, followed up with the location of the server being Ukraine. Instead, the distraction is quid pro quo which likely 95% of Americans never even heard before and likely have no idea what the meaning is up until now. I give a hard time to my few progressive friends they couldn’t spell that term a week ago but now they are experts on it AND suddenly foreign policy experts. It’s laughable. Distraction, disinformation galore.

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  45. snellvillebob says:

    I keep flashing on the book 1984. There they would change overnight who they were at war with and insist they were always at war with that alliance. But they were always at war

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  46. strateshooter says:

    Dec 15 > Page text to Strozk > got our Occunus Lures approved ? > Yes >
    Mifsud (+ others we have not heard about yet).

    Mifsud was missiled at the Trump campaign with others to EXECUTE THE PODESTA/MOOK strategy developed in 3q15 of dirtying up Trump as a Russian asset.

    With all we know now even(free thinking still)Dem supporters like Jimmy Dore , Aaaron Mate see the blatant scam that has been perpetrated.

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  47. Jaap Titulaer says:

    Don’t be silly. Of course, they hadn’t been investigating Mifsud. And they never for one second believed that Mifsud was a Russian spy. He is either a diplomat or (also) UK Commonwealth intelligence, but certainly not a Russian spy or asset.

    And they KNOW his direct colleagues, all people in the Western Intelligence community, so they could have easily picked up the phone and have a chat.

    Mifsud was hired in mid/late 2015 to come work for LCILP by one of the directors, Arvinder Sambei, who also happens to be a QC and the former FBI Liason for CI & CT (after 2001) of the UK. Hence she knows Mueller (former head FBI) and likely Brennan (who used to head CT in US) personally. And likely she knows several of the CI & CT teams of FBI & DOJ.
    So if they had any questions about Mifsud, they would call her direct.

    Also, Mifsud was/is the director of LAD, together with Charles Crawford (MI6), a former colleague of Steele and direct report to Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of MI6 and buddy of Stefan Halper), and various members of Haklyut (a.o.: Downer). Another person linked to LAD (advisory role?) is Claire Smith, see below. So they could ask Number 10, or Brennan, Halper or even Steele for the phone number of Crawford to ask him about his co-director.

    We already mentioned her: Claire Smith, she is the former head UK Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) and head of vetting for the UK intelligence services (!). She is also joined to the University of Sterling in Scotland, where Mifsud is a professor and also has a teaching position (or had) apparently. She and Mifsud also jointly gave training to Italian security people at LINK Campus in Italy (we have the pictures).

    Of course, LINK Campus is partly owned by professor Mifsud (or was) and he teaches there. A number of former Italian ministers (foreign, domestic, defense) are associated witj that institute, which trains (a.o.) Western security and intelligence people (including people from FBI & CIA, hence people like Gaeta or even Stzork may very well have visited that place).

    https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/the-mechanics-of-deception/

    https://disobedientmedia.com/2018/04/all-russiagate-roads-lead-to-london-as-evidence-emerges-of-joseph-mifsuds-links-to-uk-intelligence/

    https://disobedientmedia.com/2019/01/death-of-russiagate-mueller-team-tied-to-mifsuds-network/

    From that last link:
    “That Sambei has been so thoroughly linked to organizations where Mifsud was a central figure is yet another cause of suspicion regarding allegations that Joseph Mifsud was a shadowy, unknown Russian agent until the summer of 2016. She is also a direct link between Robert Mueller and Mifsud.

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    • JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

      Assuming the FBI believed the tip they got from Downer (I still beleive Erica Thompson is the “western intel official” is the one who passed that disinformation along may 6th 2016 per Mulehead report) WHAT ACTION DID THEY TAKE?????

      mIFSUD WASN’T INTERVIEWED TILL jAN 2017???

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    • J.Thomas says:

      And here you have a clear demonstration of why NYTWaPoCNN will never have the power they once did.

      The internet has been a great disruptor. The old age is dying and a new one is taking its place where it is more and more difficult to “control the narrative” without some severely Orwellian clampdowns that threaten to topple the whole society.

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  48. Genie says:

    “It doesn’t matter if Mifsud is Maltese, Taiwanese, Chinese, or Chuck E. Cheese…”

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