Monday 24 July 2017

Nigel Farage is a 'person of interest' in Trump-Russia investigation

'I have no connections to Russia' - Farage

Nigel Farage Picture: Reuters
Nigel Farage Picture: Reuters
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage says it is "extremely doubtful" he could be a "person of interest" to the FBI's investigation into Donald Trump and Russia because he has "no connections" to the country.

The Guardian newspaper, citing unidentified sources, reports today that the leading Brexit campaigner is a "person of interest" in the U.S. investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

The British newspaper said Farage had not been accused of wrongdoing and was not a suspect or target of the U.S. investigation.

But it said the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party had "raised the interest" of FBI investigators because of his relationships with individuals connected to both the Trump campaign and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

"This is absurd, truly absurd," a UKIP spokesman said when asked about the report. "To my knowledge, the only serious Russian politician that Nigel has spent time with is Garry Kasparov."

Reuters

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