Over the past few months, many questions have been raised regarding the ‘mysterious Maltese Professor,’ Joseph Mifsud, and his involvement in the Trump – Russia saga. Disobedient Media broke coverage of Joseph Mifsud’s connections to UK intelligence, as well as the connection of Russiagate’s central ‘witnesses’ to British Intelligence. Disobedient Media was also the first outlet to report on the findings of UK political analyst Chris Blackburn, who recounted evidence that included reference to Joseph Mifsud’s close relationship with Italian Senator Gianni Pittella.
In July 2016, during the heat of the 2016 Presidential election, Pittella attended the Democratic National Convention where he was interviewed by TIME Magazine. In the interview, Pittella formally endorsed then-candidate Hillary Clinton, stating: “I have taken the unprecedented step of endorsing and campaigning for Hillary Clinton because the risk of Donald Trump is too high,” Pittella told TIME. “I believe it is in the interest of the European Union and Italy to have Hillary Clinton in office. A Trump victory could be a disaster for the relationship between the U.S.A. and Italy.”
Pittella continued, stating: “This campaign is special…This campaign is not between Democrat or Republican. It’s between democracy and no democracy in the U.S. It’s between having a relationship between the U.S. and the E.U. and the U.S. and other countries, or not. And Italian citizens, together with the world, have the duty not only to intervene, but to act, to support Hillary’s campaign.” Pittella also spoke at the DNC in Philadelphia, decrying the “virus of populism,” stating that the U.S. “[has] the same virus in your society. And this virus is represented by Donald Trump.”
However, according to internal documents from George Soros Open Society Foundation leaked in 2016, Pittella is considered to be a close ally of George Soros. The 127-page document by the Open Society European Policy Institute, titled “Reliable allies in the European Parliament (2014 – 2019),” lists the names of 226 EU MEPs that are likely to support the Open Society Foundation and its many initiatives. Included among the names of 226 MEPs is that of Gianni Pittella.
According to the document, Pittella is one of six members of the EU’s Conference of Presidents, the highest political decision-making body of the European Parliament, who are deemed to be among the Open Society Foundation’s reliable allies in the EU.
Using his influence as a highly regarded member of European Parliament, Pittella inserted himself into American politics during the 2016 Presidential race.
Lee Smith of Real Clear Politics, later reported on Chris Blackburn’s exceptional research, including Mifsud’s relationship with Pittella.
Disobedient Media will continue to follow this story as it develops.