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October 18, 2019

John Durham Now Has Two Blackberries Used by Russian (???) Agent Joseph Misfud, Who Incepted The Idea of Asking About Hillary's Emails Into George Papadopolous

Interesting.

If you don't know: It was Joseph Misfud, an academic in Italy who was been repeatedly claimed by the anti-Trump conspirators to be a Russian agent despite his close connections with Western intelligence, who mentioned to George Papadopolous that Russia had Hillary's emails.

This was not a big deal, as everyone (including me, including probably you) was saying this at the time.

But the anti-Trump conspirators portrayed speculation that Russia had stolen information off Hillary's woefully-unsecured bathroom server as some kind of state secret that only high-ranking spies could possibly speculate about.

So Papadopolous later mentioned this speculation of Misfud's -- Russia may or may not have Hillary's emails; film at eleven! -- to an Australian diplomat named Alexander Downer. Downer also had a lot of connections to Western intelligence, and so Downer went running off to his American contacts to report -- bizarrely -- that a nobody had mentioned the speculation that Russia had Hillary's emails (a speculation, I repeat, that literally everyone was speculating about) to American intelligence and law enforcement officials, who promptly took that information and.. got a FISA warrant to begin spying on the Trump campaign?

If this all seems like a set-up and pretext, that's because it is and always was. This was a political operation against Trump from the start.

But we can't quite prove it.

But what if we could?

What if Misfud turned over two BlackBerrys which contained, say, his prior communications with, say, the American plotters, asking him to contact this nobody who was briefly named as an adviser to Trump?

We don't know what's on those BlackBerrys. But apparently Durham and Barr now have them.

It was special investigator John Durham who acquired two BlackBerrys used by Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese professor who jumped-started the FBI's long Russia probe into President Trump’s campaign.

Sidney Powell, attorney for retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, filed a court motion on Monday disclosing the phones' existence while tying them to Western intelligence.

She told The Washington Times on Thursday that she has confirmed that it was Mr. Durham’s office who obtained them.

Attorney General William P. Barr assigned Mr. Durham, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, the mission of finding out the origins of the FBI’s counter-intelligence investigation known as Crossfire Hurricane. She told The Times that a "source," whom she declined to identify, told her about the BlackBerrys.

...

The FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller have always contended that Mr. Mifsud was a Russian asset. Mr. Mueller's final report made no mention of the numerous associations Mr. Mifsud maintained with Western diplomats and intelligence figures.

Mr. Papadopoulos contends Mr. Mifsud was a Western agent sent to entrap him.

...


The motion says: "Michael T. Flynn requests the government be ordered to produce evidence that has only recently come into its possession... This information is material, exculpatory, and relevant to the defense of Mr. Flynn, and specifically to the "OCONUS LURES" and agents that western intelligence tasked against him likely as early as 2014 to arrange--unbeknownst to him--'connections' with certain Russians that they would then use against him in their false claims. The phones were used by Mr. Joseph Mifsud.”

OCONUS means "outside the continental United States" and "LURES," I guess, means agents tasked with entrapping (luring) a target into some compromising behavior.

Previously, it had been reported that Barr and Durham went to Italy just to listen to "secret tapes" about/of Misfud.

When Attorney General William Barr showed up at the U.S. embassy's Palazzo Margherita here on tony Via Veneto last week, he had two primary requests. He needed a conference room to meet high-level Italian security agents where he could be sure no one was listening in. And he needed an extra chair for U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who would be sitting in as his right-hand man.

Barr was in Rome on an under-the-radar mission that was only planned a few days in advance. An official with the embassy confirmed to The Daily Beast that they had to scramble to accommodate Barr’s sudden arrival. He had been in Italy before, but not with such a clear motive. Barr and Durham are looking into the events that led to Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, and suddenly all roads were leading to Rome.

The Daily Beast has learned that Barr and Durham were especially interested in what the Italian secret service knew about Joseph Mifsud...

A source in the Italian Ministry of Justice, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The Daily Beast that Barr and Durham were played the tape. A second source within the Italian government also confirmed to The Daily Beast that Barr and Durham were shown other evidence the Italians had on Mifsud.

Misfud seems like he worked both sides of the aisle.

But that is exactly what makes him useful as an agent for Brennan/Clapper here -- that he can be portrayed as a Russian agent, when actually, he works for one and then the other as he might be paid to do.

Remember, Stephan Halper invited Michael Flynn to a dinner party, and then reached out and invited a Russian student named Lahav to the same dinner. So that the Brennan/Clapper conspiracy could then leak to the media, "Michael Flynn was seated at a dinner table with a Russian!"

Yes-- the Russian that you invited there, that you specifically sat at Flynn's table, that Flynn knew nothing about until you introduced him to the person you were trying to set him up with.

Stephan Halper is the kind of guy the FBI pays to bring cocaine to a party so that when the FBI charges the party host, they can claim "cocaine is known to have been present at at least one party hosted by [SUBJECT]."

Yeah, this "evidence" doesn't count when your paid agent contrived to manufacture it.

Anyway: Yes, this does seem to follow that same pattern. Reach out to a Western operative who also sometimes deals with Russians (either as a double agent for Russia or a double agent for Western intelligence; doesn't matter which) and have him contact a former "Trump associate" and then say "Oh my God, a former Trump associate was in contact with a Russian asset, we need a FISA to spy on Trump himself."

Who was Misfud working for when he approached an absolute-nobody in 2015?

I think he was working for the Brennan/Clapper conspiracy.

And the fact that the Mueller report perjuriously withheld the fact that he also has links to Western intelligence shows the "guilty mind" that prosecutors talk about. Intent can be inferred by after-the-fact behavior, like trying to cover up evidence.


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