Professor at Center of Trump-Russia Probe Goes Missing

Joseph Mifsud, the professor who allegedly told ex-Trump aide George Papadopoulos about Russian “dirt” on Clinton has been off-the-radar since his name went public, according to BuzzFeed News interviews with Mifsud’s fiancée. At the time, Mifsud allegedly told his then-girlfriend “Anna” that he had dinner with Russian Minister Sergey Lavrov, that he had been questioned by the FBI, and that he was in Saudi Arabia and Sicily, Italy at the same time President Trump was in both cities. “Anna” had an on-and-off relationship with Mifsud for three years, with them meeting in places like Rome, Kiev, and Moscow, and proposed to her in October 2015. “Anna” eventually got pregnant, and Mifsud claimed he was unable to see her because of an illness related to the heart. After an Italian newspaper named Mifsud on November 1 as the unidentified professor previously cited as having spoken to Papadopoulos, Mifsud went completely dark, ceasing to answer “Anna” altogether. The last time she heard from the professor was October 31, when “Anna” told him that she was being asked questions from a reporter in London. Mifsud responded: “Do not reply, please.”