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A Missing Professor, a School for Spies and a Quest to Discredit Mueller Probe

  • Missing Maltese professor figured in the Russia meddling probe
  • Attorney General Barr went to Rome in search of some answers
Church domes stand on the city skyline at dusk in Rome, Italy.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Just before vanishing, Joseph Mifsud confided in a colleague at an obscure private university in Rome that he feared for his life.

That was two years ago, in October 2017, and academics at the elite training-ground for spies and security chiefs near the Vatican thought they had put the sorry affair behind them.