REPORT: Nigel Farage is ‘person of interest’ in FBI probe into Trump and Russia

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LONDON – Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is a “person of interest” in the FBI probe into possible collusion between Russia and US President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, according to a Guardian report.

Sources familiar with the investigation told the Guardian that Farage had attracted the FBI’s interest because of his connections with Trump’s campaign team and with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who he visited in January.

Wikileaks published a tranche of hacked emails last year which damaged the Hilary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and Assange is suspected to have cooperated with Russia through third parties to obtain the emails, an allegation he has repeatedly denied.

Business Insider reported in March that UKIP under Farage’s leadership had long-standing links to Assange.

Farage is closely associated Trump’s campaign team and became the first politician to visit the president when he took office in January.

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