Ex-Stirling professor allegedly hid in safe house during Trump-Russia probe

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Joseph Mifsud previously held a position at the university. Credit: BuzzFeed News

The former Stirling professor at the heart of the Trump-Russia scandal reportedly hid in a safe house during the Mueller investigation.

Following speculation that he may have died, a report in Italian newspaper Il Foglio, has claimed that Joseph Mifsud resided in a flat in Rome for seven months.

The flat was connected to Link Campus University, the Italian branch of the University of Malta, where Mifsud was employed at in Rome on-and-off since the early 2000s.

The Maltese native allegedly stayed since in the flat since he was first reported missing in November 2017.

It was previously alleged that Mifsud “may be deceased” by the Democratic National Committee during a court filing suing the Russian government, the Trump campaign and Wikileaks for meddling in the 2016 election.

Formerly a Professional Teaching Fellow in the University’s politics department, Mifsud’s role at Stirling involved “giving lectures and masterclasses as part of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Politics, International Politics and International Conflict and Co-operation at Stirling,” Brig previously learned.

However, none of the students contacted on that course had any knowledge of Mifsud.

The report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller was commissioned to investigate the interference efforts by the Russian government in the 2016 presidential election.

The heavily-redacted report confirmed that Mifsud told George Papadopoulos, a former member of Trump’s foreign policy advisory panel, that the Russian government had ‘dirt’ on Hilary Clinton in the form of thousands of emails.

Mifsud also worked with Papadopoulos and two Russian nationals to arrange a meeting between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, although the report specifies that the meeting “never came to pass.”

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