George Papadopoulos was the most spied on member of the Trump campaign staff. They probably thought he would be an easy mark. He was working for the London Center for International Law Practice (LCILP)
He was invited to go to Rome with some colleagues, to a university in Rome, that turned out to be an FBI front. They insisted that Papadopoulos meet with Mifsud, who has close ties to British and American intelligence.
Mifsud fed him information that he was hoping, he would take back to the Trump campaign. He didn’t. Then they gave him $10,000 in cash. Papadopoulos gave the money to a lawyer before returning to the United States. He was arrested the moment he got off the plane. They had expected to find the money on him and then use him to sabotage them Trump campaign.
Papadopoulos was in an interview with former Secret Agent and author Dan Bongino when he shared this:
Bongino: I want to get right to it. I have a list of questions for you..I guess the easiest question to ask is why did you meet with Mifsud?
Papadopoulos: Professor Mifsud is a Maltese professor. Just so everybody understands – he’s not a Russian.
I was working at this organization in London – the London Center for International Law Practice (LCILP) – that unbeknownst to me at the time was apparently some sort of front group for ex-western diplomats and ex-western intelligence types of personalities.
As well, the legal counsel for the FBI in the UK, Arvinder Sambei, just happens to also be a director at this organization I used to work for. I tell this organization ‘Look, I’m joining the Trump Campaign, I’m leaving. I’m going back to the U.S. I’m leaving London.
But they all of a sudden tell me, ‘before you leave, you really need to come to Rome with us. We want to introduce you to some people there.’ So, I say, ‘that’s fine. I’ll go to Rome. It’s a three-day holiday before I get back to Washington.
They introduce me to Josef Mifsud at this university in Rome called Link Campus. This isn’t any normal university in Rome. At the time I had no idea what this place was. But apparently, it’s a training ground for western intelligence operatives in Rome. The CIA has held symposiums there. David Ignatius from the Washington Post has actually written extensively about this place. They have connections to the FBI and other groups.
I also saw many Italian diplomats there. The ex-foreign minister of Italy was the director of this university, so things started to pop in my mind that this isn’t just a random event – a random meeting.
They tell me it’s very important for you to meet Josef Mifsud. I had no idea who this person was. He came up to me, presented himself as this mid-fifties, former diplomat, who knew the world.