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Claims of Hillary Clinton ‘dirt’ pitched to Trump adviser ‘not true,’ professor linked to Russia probe says…

Claims {that a} Maltese educational supplied “dirt” on Hillary Clinton to a former Trump marketing campaign adviser are “absolutely … not true,” the professor is heard saying on a newly launched audio recording, in keeping with a British newspaper.

Professor Joseph Mifsud made the remarks in October 2017 to a reporter from The Telegraph of London, the newspaper claimed Thursday in a narrative selling its “Crossfire” podcast.

The paper’s web site features a 1-minute, 33-second audio clip of the reporter, Robert Mendick, purportedly speaking with Mifsud, whose whereabouts have been unknown in recent times.

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“Absolutely this is not true,” a voice mentioned to be Mifsud’s is heard saying on the recording, denying the claims that helped set off the two-year-long Russia investigation that ended with former particular counsel Robert Mueller opting to not file prison fees towards President Trump.

The then-candidate Trump’s group was accused of searching for doubtlessly damaging details about Clinton, the Republican Trump’s Democratic opponent within the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The occasions that had been later investigated had been mentioned to have begun when Mifsud met at a London lodge with George Papadopolous, then a international coverage adviser who was working for the Trump marketing campaign.

Within the clip, the reporter asks Mifsud if he met with Papadopoulos in London in April 2016. The professor responds that he did meet with Papadopoulos, “for a coffee or something like that.”

The reporter then asks Mifsud to verify a declare that Mifsud instructed Papadopoulos that he had “obtained dirt” about Hillary Clinton.

Completely that isn’t true,” Mifsud responds.

“Just to give you an idea,” Mifsud provides, “ … You know, my visits to the Russian Federation are visa-by-visa because I don’t even have a multiple entry visa to Russia. The last visa that I got to Russia was given to me through the Saudis because I was there for the seminar on Yemen. So it has nothing to do with the Russians.”

Papadopoulos reportedly had sought to fulfill with Mifsud as a part of efforts to rearrange a gathering between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Telegraph reported.

However Mifsud’s claims of Russian connections had been largely not true, Papadopoulos has since claimed.

In October 2017, Papadopoulos pleaded responsible on fees of mendacity to FBI brokers in connection together with his contacts with Russian authorities brokers whereas working for the Trump marketing campaign. He served a 12-day sentence, carried out group service and paid a $9,500 wonderful to resolve his case.

George Papadopoulos (left) pleaded guilty in October 2017 to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud (right).

George Papadopoulos (left) pleaded responsible in October 2017 to mendacity to the FBI about his conversations with Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud (proper).
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Final November, Fox Information reported on one other audio recording claiming to be of Mifsud, published by Italian publication Adnkronos.

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“I have absolutely no contact with friends and family for several months,” the voice within the audio claims. “It has been almost two years now that the whole matter has exploded and been presented to the world media and on the world stage as if I had something to do with matters concerning countries or had I tried to infiltrate it, it is absolutely absurd, in programs, contacts or any other institution in the world. I have been a man of relationships all my life and this is what I do well.”

Fox Information couldn’t independently confirm whether or not the voice was that of Mifsud, however his lawyer, Stefan Roh, expressed skepticism provided that a lot of the recording was centered on Mifsud insisting he didn’t work for “any service, secret service or intelligence or none of this type.”