An Unknown Side View of Mifsud

From Left: CIA/FBI asset Stefan “Staph Stef” Halper; Deep-State errand boy Sam “The Ham” Clovis; CIA/FBI/Five-Eyes agent Joseph “Jackal Joe” Mifsud; media-made martyr and self-consecrated saint George Papadopoulos; CIA/FBI siren and honeypot “Azra Turk” (artist’s conception); Five-Eyes spy Alexander “Oily Alex” Downer — photo from Chalet Reports

Is Russiagate Real or Manufactured Like Iraq War Evidence?

Before ‘Shock and Awe’ in March of 2003, little ole’ me, sitting at my computer in Hull, Massachusetts, knew Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction, no Al Qaeda presence, no mobile chemical labs, no aluminum tubing fit for nukes, no yellowcake uranium deals with Niger and there were no Iraqi troops stationed at Saudi Arabia’s border. But all of the above were cooked up as realistic in then Vice President Dick Cheney’s Office of Special Plans. America’s top Democrats and propaganda arms — NYT, Washington Post and tv news outlets — took the pro-war bait hook, line and sinker.

How did I know this and the likes of Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Kerry and too many Democrats did not? Well, we won’t debate this, because they knew too. They played right along when GOP-DEM fab fav secretary of state Colin Powell who delivered his infamous Iraqi doomsday message before the United Nations Security Council. [As a side note, I strongly recommend readers review the very predictive remarks of the Syrian and French ambassadors as the Bush Iraq War Resolution was debated within those chambers.]

So how does Iraq’s Shock and Awe tragedy match with the DNC and main media’s three year-long Russiagate tale?

Well, an important component in the march for War on Iraq was the fabricated story about Saddam importing yellowcake from Niger. This story originally was spawned by a couple out-of-work clandestine Italian agents needing money. It eventually circulated through Italian, British and US intelligence channels, into Cheney’s Office of Special Plans and eventually made its way into an Italian newspaper owned by former Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. Once published and now in the open, it gained international legs from Western media and became an integral part of America’s steady pro-war news diet for going to war.

Credit investigative journalists Carlo Bonini and Giuseppe d’Avanzo of La Repubblica for flushing out the truth.

“The government asks, the intelligence service produces, the media spreads the story and the government confirms what’s in the media.” (see below)

Part One — Berlusconi Behind Fake Yellowcake Dossier

Part Two — Berlusconi Behind Fake Yellowcake Dossier

Part Three —Berlusconi Behind Fake Yellowcake Dossier

So now we understand how the Italian yellowcake tale got woven into justifying the US and its ‘Coalition of The Killing’ waging war and eventually occupying Iraq. Keep in mind, in the world of oligarchy, it’s as much a matter of keeping a nation’s oil off of the market as it is with discovering new oil for the market.


After a 10-year reputation of Wikileaks releasing nothing but truthful information intent on bringing transparency to governments — including Russia where over 800,000 documents had been released — on June 12, 2016, publisher Julian Assange announced on Britain’s ITV, The Preston on Sunday Show, he was intent on releasing documents related to Hillary Clinton.

Two days later, on June 14th, The DNC accused Russia of hacking its computers. On June 15th, Guccifer 2.0 claimed he hacked the DNC and supplied his hacked material to Wikileaks. Wikileaks responded it already had vetted material similar to what Guccifer 2.0 was claiming but also stated it did not publish any documents associated with Guccifer 2.0. In response to a Guccifer inquiry, however, Wikileaks recommended Guccifer, in the future, send materials.

Russiagate effectively has flown many balloons on one string. a) it provided cover for how Clinton and the DNC rigged the Democratic Primary; b) cover for the media to not accept responsibility over how it overall reported the election, c) enabled numerous broadside attacks against Trump; and d) significantly riled intense anti-Russian (McCarthyist-like) sentiment which set the table for a string of 700 billion dollar-plus Pentagon budgets. Very much like with the Iraq War, truth succumbed into propaganda.

From the book, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, written by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, is a description of the Clinton campaign’s decision to blame the Russians.

>>>That strategy [blaming the Russians] had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.”<<<

Papadopolous-Mifsud Connection Supposedly Kicks Off Russiagate

On December 30, 2017 the New York Times described how Russiagate began and supposedly what prompted the investigatory process.

>>>WASHINGTON — During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.

About three weeks earlier, Mr. Papadopoulos had been told that Moscow had thousands of emails that would embarrass Mrs. Clinton, apparently stolen in an effort to try to damage her campaign.

Exactly how much Mr. Papadopoulos said that night at the Kensington Wine Rooms with the Australian, Alexander Downer, is unclear. But two months later, when leaked Democratic emails began appearing online, Australian officials passed the information about Mr. Papadopoulos to their American counterparts, according to four current and former American and foreign officials with direct knowledge of the Australians’ role.

The hacking and the revelation that a member of the Trump campaign may have had inside information about it were driving factors that led the F.B.I. to open an investigation in July 2016 into Russia’s attempts to disrupt the election and whether any of President Trump’s associates conspired.

If Mr. Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. and is now a cooperating witness, was the improbable match that set off a blaze that has consumed the first year of the Trump administration, his saga is also a tale of the Trump campaign in miniature. He was brash, boastful and underqualified, yet he exceeded expectations. And, like the campaign itself, he proved to be a tantalizing target for a Russian influence operation.

The information that Mr. Papadopoulos gave to the Australians answers one of the lingering mysteries of the past year: What so alarmed American officials to provoke the F.B.I. to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign months before the presidential election?

It was not, as Mr. Trump and other politicians have alleged, a dossier compiled by a former British spy hired by a rival campaign. Instead, it was firsthand information from one of America’s closest intelligence allies.”<<<

Much of what the New York Times reported above (and beyond) has fallen significantly short to what truthfully happened. In fact, the monopolized media paraded bombshell after bombshell of Russiagate (let’s be honest, call it as it is) crap that has repeatedly been proven untrue. The parade continues and seems endless. Note Jimmy Dore’s YouTube Show on the subject:

Professor Mifsud

We’ve been informed by media, politicians and The Mueller Report that Maltese Professor Joseph Mifsud was a Russian intel agent who on or about April 26, 2016 told George Papadopolous, newly-hired by the Trump Campaign, that Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton and copies of her emails.

Supposedly, this helped to set in motion the compilation and eventual heavy public absorption of the notorious Christopher Steele dossier in the media. Segments of Steel’s suspect tale leaked continually throughout the summer of 2016. It became the basis by which Russiagate investigators, searching for red meat, obtained FISA warrants to spy on Trump associates. As noted in the NYT set-up piece, Papadopolouos was referenced as the early source to show a Trump-Russian connection for meddling with the 2016 election.

The problem with the Mifsud connection is Mifsud was then and is now more a UK, US and Italian intelligent agent than an actual Russian agent, if he was a Russian agent at all — this still remains odd and undetermined. Attending academic conferences in Russia, as Mifsud has done, does not make one a Russian intel agent.

Desperate Clinton Campaign

It’s also important to not lose sight of the long-running Clinton email server controversy where it was widely believed by experts that state actors easily could have accessed her communications while she was secretary of state from 2008 to 2012, and even afterwards.

Did this produce a Russian component whereby high-up Democratic political operatives became deeply paranoid of Russia, especially in the aftermath of Russian intervention in both Ukraine and Syria? Was this mindset present throughout the whole of the build-up of her 2016 election campaign? What was the extent of wonder and strategy as to whether there would be fallout that would or could negatively impact her 2016 presidential aspiration?

Was Clinton so risky of a candidate was there simply too much to cover up and gloss over on her behalf? Was it believed a strong anti-Russian position was needed as a political safeguard position even before Wikileaks published its documents?

Of course, there is also the ole’ 64 million-dollar question: Are US intelligence services clean, trustworthy and respectfully non-intrusive? Was the deep state involved and if so, how? An even greater question would be: Who is on whose side, how and why?

Nonetheless, the FBI launched an investigation meekly entitled Mid-Year Exam against Clinton for her use of a private server instead of relying on secure government channels for her communications. This investigation dogged her throughout her 2016 presidential campaign.

Clinton & DNC Hires Fusion GPS Which Produces “Dirty Dossier”

In April of 2016, parallel to much of the Mifsud controversy, the DNC and Clinton Campaign hired Fusion GPS which then subcontracted former British spy Christopher Steele, a Russian expert who compiled the infamous and sensational anti-Trump dossier.

The FBI also hired Steele — what’s this all about? Also of a sidebar interest is that Steele was very close to Pablo Miller who was the British “handler” of Russian-UK double agent Sergei Skripal, who mysteriously was poisoned in Salisbury, England, with his daughter — again, what’s this all about? Skripal and his daughter have since disappeared from the public eye. One must ask: Is there a dossier connection here?

One has to wonder whether Steele’s questionable and unverifiable anti-Russian report was essentially filled with: a) Russian scrap notes penned by Skripal; b) loud pronouncements from once powerful Russian oligarchs and associates — whom Vladimir Putin booted out of Russia — who were living in London and Ukraine — those who had a bone to pick with Russia; and c) a hardcore porn concept lifted from former Italian prime minister Silvio Bersculoni sexcapades (see conclusion of this article).

As time wore on, three days after Assange’s original announcement that Wikileaks would soon release sensitive Clinton documents and two days after the DNC accused the Russians of hacking its computers, on July 15 2016, FBI director James Comey launched his investigation, sternly code-named Crossfire Hurricane against Trump. The impression that Trump and Russia conspired to steal the 2016 election was imparted upon everyone to great media sensation.

Astonishingly, by this time, main media, with billions of dollars of free publicity, built Trump up into becoming the GOP nominee. Although both candidates were oligarch-friendly, the belief was Clinton would easily defeat Trump. After building him up, the media then switched gears to want to bring him down. All of this happened well after the media purposely failed to publicly and properly vet Trump before, during and after he made his presidential announcement. Yup … Trump got a free ride!

Forget not the media originally wanted the classic match-up between Hillary Clinton, a multi-millionaire first female presidential candidate vs. the penultimate show-off billionaire and television celebrity Donald Trump. The plan, of course, was for Clinton to win. The quality of a clean and genuine election for American citizens meant nothing to those residing on and manipulating the greed side of US money politics.

Clinton & DNC Hires Crowdstrike Claiming Russian Hack

Founded in 2011, Crowdstrike is a tech firm with 44 of Fortune 100's clients. It is founded and headed by a technical expert with a well-known very strong anti-Russian bias, Dmitri Alperovitch; and a former top-shelf FBI executive named Shawn Henry. Crowdstrike immediately declared the Russians hacked the DNC computer platform.

Crowdstrike produced two reports that were utilized in Obama’s Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Report and an incomplete third report for The Mueller Investigation. The DNI Report also relied heavily upon the information from Steele’s “dirty dossier” and unusually devoted multiple pages to complaining about the reporting of the Russian television station Russia Today, now called RT.

The first report Crowdstrike produced a “moderate degree of confidence,” among the FBI, CIA and NSA officials, that the Russians had hacked the system and the second report produced a “high degree of confidence” by the FBI and CIA. But the NSA, the agency most likely to really know this kind of information, maintained only “moderate degree of confidence.” There were disclaimers at the bottom of each report.

Also, Crowdstrike’s second report was challenged for inaccuracy by the Ukrainian government and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). The DNC-hired tech firm was forced to make retractions. But this was never reported within main media.

According to legal documents produced in the Roger Stone trial this past month, Crowdstrike’s third report was proven incomplete and it included redactions. What’s serious here is Crowdstrike has been the only entity to ever examine the DNC computers, this despite numerous requests from the FBI and DHS to study the forensics.

Also notable is the fact a substantial percentage of the DNC documents Wikileaks released were dated after the date Crowdstrike claims to have installed its anti-hacking Falcon prevention software. This shows the DNC documents Wikileaks released resulted from an inside leak onto an external device like a memory stick, and were not the result of a hack.

First Two Reports:

Final Third Report Incomplete and Redacted:

So it’s safe to conclude both the Crowdstrike findings and the Steele dossier are bogus, unreliable and drastically overplayed by both the media and politicians.

Mueller Team Indicting Russians

Also headed south are the spurious and absurd claims and reports that targeted advertising from the Russian firm, Internet Research Agency (IRA) proved the Russian government meddled with the election.

Mueller’s prosecutors indicted 13 Russians who worked at the IRA and three Russian companies. The Mueller indictments pretty much read as public relations propaganda as the indictments were never expected to become challenged in the court.

Lo and behold, a big surprise. One of the Russian firms, Concord Management & Consulting actually challenged one of the indictments. In the course of legal discovery, the Mueller team requested a continuance rather than produce the evidence Concord’s legal team requested. Worse, the trial judge recently ordered Mueller to never again link the IRA to the Russian government since the Mueller team never presented any legal proof there is a connection.


On January 27, 2017, the FBI interviewed Papadopolous and he made false statements. His world changed on February 16th when he was interviewed again, this time with his lawyer present. The following day he dropped his Facebook account and changed his mobile telephone. Papadopolous then made a plea deal for lying during his first interview and was sentenced to 12 days in jail. Today he portrays himself as a victim who was set up as a pawn in a larger scheme of political scandal and brinkmanship.

Meanwhile, the gentleman who contributed the most to put Russiagate wheels in motion, the one whose lies actually jump-started it all, Professor Joeseph Mifsud, has been interviewed. Though it’s been determined he lied, he’s never been indicted and he continues living rent-free in Rome where he trains British, American and Italian intelligence recruits. Contrary to The Mueller Report, there’s nothing Russian about him at all!

But given that Papadopoloous has often been described as hugely important relative to the beginning of Russiagate, why then did the FBI wait six months to finally interview him, this after the release of Obama’s crucial DNI Report, which was predicated on questionable Crowdstrike reports and Steele’s completely unverified dirty dossier?

As another side note not reported in US media, there is now a serious shake up taking place within the Italian intelligence agencies. It is speculated this is due to the Mifsud affair.

Finally, within a world of spy irony, we jump back to the very controversial former Italian prime minister Silvio Bersculoni, whose shenanigans played a key role with spreading the false yellowcake story.

It turns out the most remarkable allegation of all against Trump in the Steel dossier holds a characteristic similar to a long-ago alleged antic of Bersculoni. Keep in mind that stain is stain and is certainly no stranger to the very stainworthy Donald Trump. Steele’s dossier wasn’t labeled “dirty” for nothing. It includes the following passage:

>>>”According to the Source D, where s/he had been present, TRUMP’s (perverted) conduct in Moscow included hiring the suite if the Ritz Carlton Hotel, where he knew President and Mrs OBAMA (whom he hated) had stayed on one of their official trips to Russia, and defiling the bed where they had slept by employing prostitutes to perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him. The hotel was known to be under FSB control with microphones and concealed cameras in all the main rooms to record anything they wanted to.”<<<

Could this Steele allegation actually be a copycat stain to what was once assigned to Bersculoni when it was reported that he “defiled” Putin’s bed? In 2009, British propaganda stories were relentless about reporting that Berlusconi spent a night with a prostitute in Rome where he used a bed in which Putin had slept.

There are juicier accounts to this incident, however below is a description of the incident from The Independent:

Bottom line is it’s hard to discover what’s been real and what has not been real. However, one element is certain: American politicians and the US media are no help at all.

My personal opinion? Russiagate is every bit as similar as Yellowcake, replete with a false foundation. I think it’s time for voters in America to totally clean house. It’s time to shed the moneyside politicians and elect Bernie Sanders-like progressives, people who are more concerned with sound governance for people than with profits for the oligarchy. It’s time to vote out all Republicans and those Democrats who behave like them!

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