2016 to early October 2016.394 In late April 2016, Papadopoulos was told by London—based professor Joseph
Mifsud, immediately after Mifsud’s return from a trip to Moscow, that the Russian government had obtained
Throughout the relevant period of time and for several months thereafter, Papadopoulos worked with Mifsud
interview about, inter alia, the timing, extent, and nature of his interactions and communications with Joseph
Mifsud and two Russian nationals: Olga Polonskaya and Ivan Timofeev.
‘m During the visit, Papadopoulos was introduced to Joseph Mifsud.
Mifsud is a Maltese national who worked as a professor at the London Academy of Diplomacy in London,
In January and February 2016, Mifsud and discussed possibly meeting in Russia.
After Papadopoulos informed Mifsud about his role in the Trump Campaign, however, Mifsud appeared to
“2 Papadopoulos 8/10/17 302, at 2-3; Stephanie Kirchgaessner et 31., Joseph Mifsud: more questions
an oil and energy consultant” and an “[e]xcellent guy.”421 On March 24, 2016, Papadopoulos met with Mifsud
in London”: Mifsud was accompanied by a Russian female named Olga Polonskaya.
message stated in pertinent part: I just ﬁnished a very productive lunch with a good friend of mine, Joseph
Mifsud, the director of the London Academy of Diplomacy--who introduced me to both Putin’s niece and
‘21 Papadopoulos 8/10/17 302, at 3; 3/24/16 Text Messages, Mifsud & Papadopoulos. 423 Papadopoulos
and his internet-search history all indicate that the meeting took place.454 Following the meeting, Mifsud
traveled as planned to Moscow/‘55 On April 18, 2016, while in Russia, Mifsud introduced Papadopoulos
over email to Ivan Timofeev, a member of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).456 Mifsud
returned to England on April 25, 2016.462 The next day, Papadopoulos met Mifsud for breakfast at the
‘54 4/ 12/16 Email, Mifsud to Papadopoulos (5:44:39 am.)
During the interview, Papadopoulos lied about the timing, extent, and nature of his communications with Joseph
Mifsud, Olga Polonskaya, and Ivan Timofeev.
With respect to timing, Papadopoulos acknowledged that he had met Mifsud and that Mifsud told him the
Mifsud showed interest in Papadopoulos only after learning of his role on the Campaign.
And Mifsud told Papadopoulos about the Russians possessing “dirt” on candidate Clinton in late April
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