California Rep. Devin Nunes is pressing several government agencies for information on a mysterious Maltese professor who allegedly told Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos about Russian “dirt” on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Joseph Mifsud is portrayed in the special counsel’s investigation as a possible Russian agent. But Mifsud is also closely affiliated with Western politicians, diplomats and intelligence figures.
Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, seeks to get to the bottom of Mifsud’s allegiances. In a letter sent Friday, the Republican asked the heads of the CIA, FBI, National Security Agency and State Department for documents related to the professor, who has been in hiding since October 2017, when he was named in Papadopoulos’s court documents.