Special counsel Robert Mueller may have a propensity for destroying his enemies with perjury charges, but now it’s his own honesty that’s being brought into question.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R.-Calif.) is investigating whether Mueller’s final report gave a misleading account of the FBI’s true relationship with Maltese academic Joseph Mifsud.
Mifsud is the alleged Russian agent who told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos about Hillary Clinton’s emails being in Russian hands.
Papadopoulos went to jail for lying about the timing of that conversation, but Nunes believes there is more to the story.
“[Mifsud] is connected with all kinds of intelligence agencies including our own FBI,” Nunes said, putting into question Mueller’s claim that the professor was a Russian agent.
While Nunes has not explicitly accused the FBI of setting up Papadopoulos, he cast suspicion on how the FBI knew in 2016 to ask Papadopoulos about the emails if, according to Mueller, the FBI wasn’t able to talk to Mifsud and get that information until 2017.
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