Thursday, 1 June 2017

Nigel Farage dismisses report of link to FBI Russia investigation

Nigel Farage has dismissed a report that he is a "person of interest" in the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
The former UKIP leader and serving MEP described the report from The Guardian as "hysterical" and claimed it is "extremely doubtful" he could be a person of interest as he has "no connections" to Russia.

The newspaper said Mr Farage has not been accused of wrongdoing and is not a suspect or target of the investigation.

Mr Farage has been drawn into the wide-ranging inquiry because of his relationships with individuals linked to Donald Trump's presidential campaign and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to the report.

WikiLeaks published hacked emails from Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign and is suspected of having worked with Russia via third parties, according to former CIA director John Brennan.

The FBI is looking into alleged collusion between the Kremlin and President Trump's campaign team, aimed at securing the White House for the real estate tycoon.

Mr Farage said a meeting with Mr Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in March was set up by radio station LBC with a view to carrying out an interview.

In a statement titled "fake news", Mr Farage said: "In response to the Guardian article, it has taken me a long time to finish reading because I am laughing so much.

"This hysterical attempt to associate me with the Putin regime is a result of the liberal elite being unable to accept Brexit and the election of President Trump.

"For the record I have never been to Russia, I've had no business dealings with Russia in my previous life and I have appeared approximately three times on RT (Russia Today) in the last 18 months.

"I consider it extremely doubtful that I could be a person of interest to the FBI as I have no connections to Russia."

Mr Farage's office said he would be making no further comment on the matter.

SKY     News.