Bio of professor linked to Trump-Russia probe scrubbed from university website
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The online biography of a professor linked to the FBI's investigation of Russia has been removed from the website of Link Campus University (LCU) in Rome, BuzzFeed News reports.

Information for Joseph Mifsud, a professor of political science and international relations who taught at LCU for years, is missing from the school's website, with all references to the professor gone from faculty pages and links to his biography leading to a 404 error page.

LCU did not respond to BuzzFeed's request for comment as to whether Mifsud is still employed at the school. A spokesman for the school previously told Buzzfeed that he worked for the university on a varying, contractual basis.


Mifsud is alleged to have told former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopolous in 2016 that the Russian government had compromising information on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders campaign reports raising M in less than a day The Memo: Bernie Sanders’s WH launch sharpens ‘socialist’ question Roger Stone invokes gag order in new fundraiser MORE, according to court documents.

Court documents also stated that Mifsud and Papadopolous worked for months to arrange a meeting between then-candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ MORE and Russian President Vladimir Putin, an idea that was eventually rejected by then-Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says he was interviewed by Mueller CNN hires former DOJ spokesperson under Sessions as editor on 2020 campaign MORE (R-Ala.),

Mifsud also reportedly introduced Papadopolous to Olga Polonskaya, whom Mifsud falsely represented to Papadopolous as being Putin's niece.

Interactions between Trump campaign officials and Russian figures are being heavily scrutinized by Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's special counsel investigation.

Papadopolous pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in November and has been cooperating with Mueller's investigation.