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The passport of Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese scholar who allegedly passed emails from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump during the 2016 US presidential campaign and who has been missing since November 2017, was found in Camara de Lobos, three months before his disappearance, according to law enforcement authorities.

Mifsud, suspected to have served as a link between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials, lost his wallet and passport during a holiday on the island, his documents remaining 17 months in the lost and found Madeira airport.

According to BuzzFeed News, the documents were found by police on August 5, 2017, six months after the Maltese was questioned by FBI officials investigating Russian interference in the US elections, but the loss of his passport is unrelated. with this process.

The Maltese embassy in Lisbon was notified of the disappearance of the documents when the deadline for claims was expired on 24 January this year, and it is unknown whether they were purposely discarded or simply lost.

The missing passport corresponds to that used by the Maltese scholar to travel to Ukraine and Russia in 2017. Seven days after the document was found in Madeira, Joseph Mifsud received a new passport with which he traveled to Moscow.

This discovery is the latest related to Mifsud, which was last seen on November 6, 2017 at a university in Rome where he lectured.

Last month, three Italian journalists received an audio recording in which Mifsud’s voice was allegedly heard and denied any wrongdoing and any connection with intelligence services.