Professor Joseph Mifsud is, 2010, a press conference in Vienna. Now, lawyers for the Democratic National Committee say, it is possible Mifsud is dead.
Joseph Mifsud, the mysterious Maltese professor believed, an essential role have played in igniting the Russia spacecraft, disappeared from the public eye, after his name began popping up in the news.
Now, lawyers for the Democratic National Committee say, it is possible Mifsud is dead.
In a filing with the U.S. Southern District of New York, DNC, said Mifsud “is missing and may be deceased.” The lawyers said they will “monitor news sources” to references to Mifsud’s whereabouts and “will try the service on Mifsud, if and when he is found, alive.”
The filing came as the DNC sued Mifsud and others as part of his lawsuit accusing Trump officials of collaborating with Russia in the election in 2016.
The DNC’s lawyers could not be time-consuming in the application on why you believe Mifsud dead. But a Committee spokeswoman said prosecutors were able to locate him, in contrast to the other defendants in the process.
“The DNC-the Council has tried to serve Mifsud for months and was not found, or you can contact him,” DNC spokeswoman Adrienne Watson told Fox News. “In addition, said the public reports, he has disappeared and not been seen for months.”
But it is already a pushback to the DNC to claim The Daily caller News Foundation, interviewed by Stephen Raw, a close friend of Mifsud, who said: “really good sources” told him that Mifsud is “alive, he has a different identity, and that he has to stay somewhere in a beautiful place.”
While Mifsud is far from a household name, the investigators say, he was the one who told then-Trump-campaign aide George Papadopoulos in April 2016, the Russians would have a campaign, “dirt”, the damage could stem Hillary Clinton’s 2016 President.
PAPADOPOULOS WAS SENTENCED TO 14 DAYS IN JAIL FOR LYING TO THE FBI
Over drinks in London, Papadopoulos, then of the Australian diplomat Alexander Downer said about his talks with Mifsud. As the story goes, Downer informed US officials, leading the FBI to open its Russia investigation during the election in 2016.
It has long been proposed — in court documents filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the team, from the Democrats on Capitol Hill and in the media -that Mifsud can be connected to the Russian intelligence, if some have noticed, its relations to Western institutions, a challenge, a narrative.
On Friday, Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days in prison after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
According to the Prosecutor’s office, Papadopoulos’ lies prevented the FBI interview with Mifsud.
Papadopoulos could not for a comment Monday, will be achieved. But in court Friday, he said, “My whole life has been turned upside down, I hope to have a second chance to redeem myself.”
SPECULATION RAGES ROLE MIFSUD: WHO WAS PROF PAINTED WORK?
Court have referred to documents from the special counsel ‘ s office, Mifsud as “overseas professor” with “significant ties to Russian government officials.”
The Democrats on the house Intelligence Committee, in its report on Russia’s attempted interference in the elections, published in April, described by Mifsud as the “Kremlin.”
In any case, Mifsud has proven to be an important figure in Müller’s sample.
February memo, the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, said the intelligence of the Australian over the diplomatic meeting with Papadopoulos “triggered released, the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation at the end of July 2016, FBI agent Pete Strzok.”
Fox News’ Jake Gibson and Adam Shaw contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.