In the final report on Russian electoral interference and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign provided by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and reinforced with sworn testimony before Congress, Mueller and his team highlighted a man named Joseph Mifsud as a probable Russian asset who had allegedly served as a link between the Russian government and members of then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016.
However, evidence has recently come to light which strongly suggests that Mifsud was actually a Western intelligence asset and was not connected with the Russians — meaning that Mueller may have committed perjury by pushing the theory of Mifsud as a Russian asset in his testimony before Congress.
John Solomon’s quest
That revelation came Sunday during an interview between Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo and The Hill’s John Solomon, who has doggedly sought to unearth the truth behind the effort to “get Trump” via biased investigations and baseless allegations of wrongdoing from critics and officials from the prior administration.
Following an initial reiteration of the central role Democrat-aligned opposition research firm Fusion GPS played in the anti-Trump effort, as well as an update on the latest information regarding the “investigation of the investigators” being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham, Solomon hinted at the use of certain intelligence assets from allied Western nations to try and ensnare Trump’s associates in the manufactured conspiracy.
Mifsud a Western, not Russian, asset
“We know that there were informants thrown at certain Trump campaign people, like George Papadopoulos,” Bartiromo said. “Papadopoulos has been on this program and he told me directly on this show that Mifsud was the guy they wanted him to meet in Italy.”
“(They) wanted him to meet with Joseph Mifsud. That is the individual who told him that Russia has emails on Hillary Clinton. Why is that important, John?” she asked.
“Well, I interviewed Mr. Mifsud’s lawyer the other day, Stefan Rowe, and he told me and also provided me some deposition evidence to both Congress and myself that his client was being directed and long worked with Western intelligence,” Solomon replied.
“And he was being directed specifically, he was asked to connect George Papadopoulos to Russia, meaning it was an operation, some form of intelligence operation. That was the lawyer’s own words for this,” the reporter added. “If that’s the case that means the flashpoint that started the whole investigation was, in fact, manufactured from the beginning.”
Perjury or gross incompetence?
Solomon noted a moment later that he was aware that both Durham and members of the Congressional committees had also been in contact with Mifsud’s lawyers and had received the evidence — including an audiotaped deposition — that made it clear that Mifsud was connected to Western intelligence agencies and not the Russian government.
The reporter added that this revelation and other evidence seemed to suggest that the investigations into Trump actually began in the March to July time period of 2016, well before the admitted start date of late July that the FBI has claimed was the start of the probe into Trump and Russia.
Should this information uncovered by Solomon be borne out — that Mifsud was actually a Western intelligence asset and that the initial FBI probe into Trump began much sooner than has been admitted — it would mean that several high-profile figures, including Mueller, have either brazenly lied to Congress and the American people or are incredibly incompetent and have no business running a lemonade stand, much less a highly-sensitive counterintelligence investigation.