The passport of a Maltese academic implicated in the leaking of Hillary Clinton’s emails to the Trump campaign and accused of being a spy, turned up in a lost and found office in Madeira, it is claimed.
Joseph Mifsud, 59, an enigmatic law professor with links to universities in the UK and Italy, has not been seen in public for two years.
His apparent disappearance is one of the strangest aspects of the scandal over alleged Russian interference in the US election process.
His passport and wallet were handed to a lost and found office in Madeira airport in August 2017 and languished there for 17 months, according to BuzzFeed News.
They were found in the coastal town of Câmara de Lobos on the coast of Madeira in August 2017 – three months before Prof Mifsud vanished – and presumably handed in to the authorities.
Six months previously, he had been questioned by the FBI about allegations of Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election.
It is not known whether the passport and wallet had been lost or were dumped but the academic was successfully issued with a new passport, on which he traveled to Moscow, according to BuzzFeed
Via The Telegraph