The DNC's claim drew a quick response from Mifsud's longtime friend and lawyer, Stephan Roh. Roh appears to be as shadowy in his connections as is Mifsud. According to Wikipedia,
Roh is a Russian-speaking German lawyer and multimillionaire with close ties to Russia, has worked alongside Mifsud for years. Papadopoulos's wife, who briefly worked for Mifsud, has described Roh as Mifsud's lawyer, best friend, and funder. Roh owns multiple businesses, many headquartered in Moscow or Cyprus; he also co-owns Link University, where Mifsud taught. Roh was detained and questioned by investigators on Robert Mueller's Special Counsel team in October 2017.Roh told reporters that, while Mifsud has not been seen since November of 2017, the DNC's claim of Mifsud's decease was "nonsense".
I got it from really good sources. They say that he is alive, that he has another identity, and that he is staying somewhere, at a nice place,” Stephan Roh told The Daily Caller News Foundation on Sunday.
“I just this morning got a message, indirectly, that he is alive and that they have provided him with another identity,” added Roh, who did not describe his sources.It happens, coincidentally or not, that Papadopoulos pled guilty in ... November of 2018.
But Roh has much more to say about Mifsud. He has, in fact, in collaboration with Thierry Pastor, a French political analyst and associate of Mifsud, written a book, about the Mifsud - Papadopoulos connection: "The Faking of Russia-gate: The Papadopoulos Case, an Investigative Analysis" (not yet published). In the book Roh makes a variety of interesting statements regarding Mifsud. According to Roh--and as has been argued by other investigative journalists, including Lee Smith:
Mifsud is not a Russian spy, as has been claimed. Instead, Mifsud is associated with Western intelligence agencies.
Mifsud was "in close relation to the Western intelligence world as well as to the Clinton network, and ... today he is fully cooperating with and following the orders of easily identifiable intelligence agencies."
While Mifsud is not an employee of any specific intelligence service, he was definitely working for Britain's MI6.So, today Ross is reporting that Roh is in negotiations with lawyers for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, with the object of arranging for Mifsud to testify before the Senate. Interestingly, Ross reports:
Roh says that he has encouraged Mifsud to cooperate with U.S. investigators, but he says that Mifsud told him he has been instructed to lay low until the completion of the Mueller investigation.What is behind these developments must remain speculative for the time being. On the other hand, a few things seem fairly clear:
Mifsud likely could not have disappeared so completely for so long without professional assistance--from one or more intelligence services. Certainly no intelligence service has appeared to be terribly interested in producing Mifsud for questioning. With Lee Smith we may well wonder just how interested Robert Mueller, the FBI, or the DoJ really is in Mifsud coming forward.
The most likely intelligence service to have been concealing Mifsud--"instructing him to lay low"--would have to be MI6. And we know that British intelligence, MI6 and GCHQ, was cooperating closely with the FBI and CIA in the Russia Hoax that was intended to discredit the Trump presidency in favor of Hillary Clinton.
It's difficult to see at this point how Mifsud's testimony could work to the advantage of the Democrat Party or the larger Russia Hoax narrative.
UPDATE: Brian Cates writing at the Epoch Times makes an interesting observation:
Alberto Nardelli reported: “But in an email to BuzzFeed News sent on Monday, Stephan Roh, a 51-year-old Swiss lawyer with a long history of dealings with Mifsud, wrote, ‘Prof. Mifsud is to testify in front of the U.S. Senate—we are working towards his appearance.’
... Roh appears to be saying Mifsud’s appearance has been scheduled, and the details of his appearance for his testimony are in the process of being finalized.
If true, that tells me it’s extremely likely Mifsud has already been interviewed by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz. So far, no congressional committee has heard from any of the Spygate participants until Horowitz was finished with them, and their testimony often had to be behind closed doors so as to not compromise his ongoing investigation.
Congress didn’t hear from Andrew McCabe, James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, James Baker or any others until Horowitz let it be known he was finished with them.