"A source in the Italian Ministry of Justice, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The Daily Beast that Barr and Durham were played the tape. A second source within the Italian government also confirmed to The Daily Beast that Barr and Durham were shown other evidence the Italians had on Mifsud.
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This is a HUGE deal. Basically, for the "Mueller" Report allegations to hold up to scrutiny, Mifsud needs to be shown to be a Russian agent. This is becoming increasingly hard to do given all of his ties to Western Intelligence - US and Italian. Thus, the "Mueller" claims regarding Papadopolous getting information on the hacked emails from "Russians" falls solely on the belief that Mifsud is, indeed, a Russian agent. If, on the other hand, it is proven that Mifsud is Western Intelligence, then it becomes impossible to deny that there was an intelligence operation to set up Papadopolous. This included luring him overseas by Halper (a known CIA asset/agent), feeding him false information by another intelligence asset (US or Italian), and then using the compromised Australian diplomat to repeat the story back to Western Intelligence. This is especially troublesome as the CIA/FBI would KNOW FOR CERTAIN that the information provided by Papadopolous about the emails (assuming he even said that to Downer) is a lie as they are the ones that planted the story from the beginning. So, to take further actions using the predicate that they have confirmation of Trump coordination with Russian hackers to obtain FISA warrants OR ANY SURVEILLANCE is improper/illegal.
The sad thing is that had Trump lost, all this would have been swept under the rug - Papadopolous would probably be sitting in a prison cell somewhere and the same Deep State actors would probably be calling the shots. Thus, this impeachment is exactly what was needed to happen to actually call attention to this story. If Trump had retained Sessions, there is a possibility that he would not have been able to follow the obvious trail of bread crumbs - but Barr scares the ---- out of them because he is HIGHLY COMPETENT. Horowitz may or may not deliver the goods - if he is not investigating the details behind Papadopolous, he may not see the problems behind the surveillance - also, he will ALWAYS seek to protect the reputation of the FBI. However, he has already referred both McCabe and Comey for criminal prosecution so that is a pretty unprecedented step already.
Lastly, we may or may not have some advanced knowledge of what is in the Horowitz report. Per Joe Digenova, the report is a bombshell and he claims his sources have confirmed the finding that all 3 FISA warrants against Carter Page was improperly obtained - we will have to see if that meets criminal illegality. However, Dems wishful thinking that this is going away or will turn up nothing are just that - wishful thinking. If Durham is adding staff and expanding the probe, it means Italy was already fruitful. Maybe Zed's highly polished handcuffs can finally be used.