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Nunes Argues, It’s ‘Impossible that Mifsud Is a Russian Asset’

May 21, 2019 (EIRNS)—House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes is demanding answers as to whose agent Maltese Professor Joseph Mifsud was, in setting up the coup attempt against President Donald Trump. Nunes was emphatic that, while his team at the Intelligence Committee doesn’t know which government, or agency Mifsud was working for, or in what capacity, what it does know is that he was an agent of someone, and it was not Russia.

In an interview yesterday with Fox News, Nunes reported that he had sent two letters in May to the CIA, FBI, National Security Agency, and State Department, asking each for all documents they have related to Mifsud. Mifsud is important because he’s the first person to have said something about Russia having Hillary Clinton’s emails, Nunes said.

After his second letter, sent last Friday, May 17, three of the four agencies responded, but “the FBI is not cooperating, per usual, which means they’ve got something to hide,” he charged.

This is important, he continued, because Robert Mueller “insinuated” in his final report that Mifsud was a Russian asset.

“It is impossible that Mifsud is a Russian asset. He is a former diplomat with the Malta government. He lived in Italy. He worked and taught FBI, trained FBI officials, and worked with FBI officials,” Nunes said. We are asking questions, because “this Mifsud character ... seems to have a lot of connections with a lot of other people, like Christopher Steele,” who were involved in the early stages of setting up this operation, he added.

Nunes also reported that his team has sent eight criminal referrals to the Justice Department off their investigation, and will be making more, maybe by the end of the week.

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