DNC says Papadopoulos’ UK contact who claimed he had ‘dirt’ on Hillary may be dead

George Papadopoulos’ European contact, Joseph Mifsud, sleeps with da fishes. At least that’s what the DNC suggested hours after Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days in jail for lying to the FBI.

Papadopoulos — a low-level former 2016 Trump campaign aide — pled guilty to lying to the FBI when he bragged that his European contact (Mifsud) “had dirt” on Hillary Clinton. Papadopoulos apparently tried to use that lie as leverage to raise his profile inside the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.

Professor Joseph Mifsud, who claimed he had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton, may be dead.
Professor Joseph Mifsud, who claimed he had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton, is believed to be dead.

Papadopoulos later confessed he lied, but his deceitful boast helped trigger the Obama FBI’s fruitless investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign.

DNC lawyers wrote in court filings on September 7 that Joseph Mifsud “is missing and may be deceased,” The Hill reported. No further details were provided.

The Democratic National Committee said it used an investigator to locate Mifsud so they could serve him with court papers.

“The DNC’s counsel has attempted to serve Mifsud for months and has been unable to locate or contact him,” said DNC spokeswoman Adrienne Watson. “In addition, public reports have said he has disappeared and hasn’t been seen for months.”

Mifsud, who’s originally from Malta, was a professor at the London Academy of Diplomacy. Before he disappeared in late-2017, he was reportedly teaching at a private university in Rome.

It’s believed that Mifsud disappeared once his name was raised in connection with Robert Mueller’s fruitless “Russia-collusion” investigation. The Mueller probe has yielded no evidence of collusion after more than a year.

Update: Joseph Mifsud is hiding, not dead, says close friend

On September 7, President Trump mocked Mueller after George Papadopoulos — whom the media had hyped as being the person who would “prove” that Trump had colluded with Russia — was sentenced to a piddly 14 days in jail…for lying to the FBI.

Legal experts say the miniscule 14-day sentence was a damning indictment of what a colossal waste of time and money Mueller’s investigation has been.

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a liberal who voted for Hillary, said Papadopoulos’s laughably tiny sentence proved Mueller had a weak case.

“I thought there was a weakness right away in the beginning because they indicted him for the weakest charge — that is, lying to an FBI agent instead of ‘conspiracy to collude’ or ‘conspiracy to commit some crime’ in relation to Russia,” Dershowitz told Fox & Friends.

“Charging somebody with lying to a law enforcement official is usually a signal that they don’t have a strong case against the person. And that’s obviously what happened here,” said Dershowitz, the author of the bestselling book, “The Case Against Impeaching Trump.”

 

Alan Dershowitz also slammed Democrats like Senator Elizabeth Warren for deluding themselves into thinking they can invoke the 25th Amendment willy-nilly to impeach President Trump simply because they don’t like his brash personality.

“You really have to read the 25th Amendment and understand it was never intended to medicalize political differences,” said Dershowitz, an internationally recognized Constitutional Law scholar. “Even President Obama yesterday used the term ‘paranoia.'”

Dershowitz further noted: “It’s very dangerous when we try to psychiatricize political differences. That’s not what the 25th Amendment was about. It was about a president who was shot or a president who was having a psychotic break and didn’t know the difference between right and wrong. It was not intended as a substitute for impeachment. And we ought to get off that as soon as possible. Otherwise, we will really, really undercut the important meaning of the 25th Amendment.”

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Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is a financial editor who writes about politics at BizPac Review and about business at CCN. She is a law school graduate and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania who enjoys finance, flowers, and fitness. You can follow her on Twitter at @Samantha_Chang.
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