As if on cue, the Italian newspaper Il Foglio is reporting that Mifsud has been hiding in more or less plain site, living in an apartment near the Links University--an intel related institution--in Rome. Chuck Ross has the story, introduced by these bullet points:
- The special counsel’s report alleged Joseph Mifsud made false statements to the FBI regarding his interactions with George Papadopoulos.
- Mifsud was also reported to have lived for months at an apartment owned by Link Campus, a Roman university that has ties to Western intelligence.
- Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in the Mueller probe to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Mifsud, who has not faced charges.
Ross also notes:
The [Mueller] report does not discuss whether charges were considered against the Maltese mystery man. But his treatment is in contrast with how the Mueller team handled Papadopoulos.
Indeed. As James Comey might say: "So many questions."