Throughout all the twists and turns of the ever-growing Spygate scandal over the past four years, what has stood out the most has been the key roles played by four mysterious figures: Professor Joseph Mifsud, Professor Stefan Halper, FBI Special Agent Joseph Pientka and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr. While there is an exhaustive amount of publicly available information and evidence concerning the actions of most people involved in the creation of the false Trump-Russia collusion narrative, four important figures in the story still remain as elusive and mysterious as ever. Two of these mysterious figures are academics who appear to have long been involved in intelligence work. One is a still-serving FBI agent who appears to have played a key role in almost every major part of the agency’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation. And one is still a top Department of Justice (DOJ) official, although he’s been demoted several times. Mifsud is the Maltese professor who first approached Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos with a supposed offer of help from the Russian government. Mifsud has remained in hiding for more than three years, even as plenty of people have been looking to speak to him—and I don’t mean just reporters. The country that Mifsud is most closely identified with recently is Italy, where he has been rumored to be hiding. The news last October that both U.S. Attorney General William Barr and John Durham—whom Barr has tapped to investigate the origins of the Crossfire Hurricane probe—had just returned from a trip to Italy, where they had received Mifsud’s phones caused shockwaves in the news media. Far from ignoring Mifsud, as many had assumed, it appears he’s a central figure in Durham’s ongoing investigation.