[Ed. – This report seems designed (and timed) to throw doubt on information over the last year that Mifsud has been in Italy and in regular contact with the Italian authorities. That information has figured in multiple accounts of visits to Rome in Aug-Sep 2019 by William Barr and John Durham. There’s an awful lot more that could have been cited in this BuzzFeed article, but it would have tended to case doubt on the validity of the”passport and wallet” discovery.]
While the world was looking for Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese professor who allegedly delivered word of Hillary Clinton’s stolen emails to Donald Trump’s campaign, his passport and wallet sat for 17 months in a lost-and-found office in a Portuguese airport.
The items were found by police in a picturesque coastal town in Madeira, a Portuguese island off the coast of Morocco that’s popular with tourists and best known for being the birthplace of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The passport and wallet were found on Aug. 5, 2017, some three months before Mifsud disappeared from public view and six months after he was questioned by FBI officers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The bizarre discovery, reported here for the first time, is the latest crumb encountered on the trail of the elusive academic.