The former UKIP leader has said the claims published in the Guardian are a "hysterical attempt" to associate him with Kremlinby Prospect Team / June 1, 2017 / Leave a comment
Nigel Farage is a “person of interest” in the FBI’s investigation into potential collusion between Donald Trump and the Russian government, according to an article published by the Guardian.
Although clear that Farage is not a suspect, the article claims that “investigators believe he may have information about the acts that are under investigation.”
It quotes a source who says “If you triangulate Russia, Wikileaks, Assange and Trump associates the person who comes up with the most hits is Nigel Farage.”
The investigation was formally announced in March, with then-FBI director James Comey saying that the agency would continue its investigation into whether members of Trump’s team colluded with the Kremlin “no matter how long that takes.”
Comey was fired early last month. Trump cited the former director’s handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server as his motivation, although his letter to Comey was seen by many to have, as the New York Times put it, “betrayed his focus” by bringing up the investigation:
While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau.