Nigel Farage-Who Has Said Putin is Leader He Most Admires-is a Person of Interest for Russia Investigation
Nigel Farage has a lot of interesting friends and the FBI is taking notice:
“Nigel Farage is a “person of interest” in the US counter-intelligence investigation that is looking into possible collusion between the Kremlin and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Guardian has been told.”
“Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the former Ukip leader had raised the interest of FBI investigators because of his relationships with individuals connected to both the Trump campaign and Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder whom Farage visited in March.”
“WikiLeaks published troves of hacked emails last year that damaged Hillary Clinton’s campaign and is suspected of having cooperated with Russia through third parties, according to recent congressional testimony by the former CIA director John Brennan, who also said the adamant denials of collusion by Assange and Russia were disingenuous.”
“Farage has not been accused of wrongdoing and is not a suspect or a target of the US investigation. But being a person of interest means investigators believe he may have information about the acts that are under investigation and he may therefore be subject to their scrutiny.”
“Sources who spoke to the Guardian said it was Farage’s proximity to people at the heart of the investigation that was being examined as an element in their broader inquiry into how Russia may have worked with Trump campaign officials to influence the US election.”
“One of the things the intelligence investigators have been looking at is points of contact and persons involved,” one source said. “If you triangulate Russia, WikiLeaks, Assange and Trump associates the person who comes up with the most hits is Nigel Farage.
“He’s right in the middle of these relationships. He turns up over and over again. There’s a lot of attention being paid to him.”
Just this morning we looked at how Roger Stone may have committed obstruction of justice if the CNN reports are accurate that he advised Trump to fire Comey.
What’s interesting is that this is potentially obstruction of justice-which can land you in jail. A normal person, then would do everything to argue against the possibility that they engaged in it. But Stone is saying things that only raises further questions. It’s almost like he wants to be in the eye of this storm.
Turns out that Stone is another good friend of Farage.
“The source mentioned Farage’s links with Roger Stone, Trump’s long-time political adviser who has admitted being in contact with Guccifer 2.0, a hacker whom US intelligence agencies believe to be a Kremlin agent.”
Back on March 9, the Washington Monthly had a piece asking if Nigel Farage was Roger Stone’s intermediary with Assange?
I had postulated that maybe Stone’s intermediary was Sean Hannity-who is also very chummy with Assange and has visited him at the Ecuadorian embassy in England.
And Stone did claim that his intermediary was an American journalist. But then again, maybe Stone lied. Wouldn’t be the first time.
Back to the Guardian:
“Farage’s spokesman said he had never worked with Russian officials, and described the Guardian’s questions about Farage’s activities as “verging on the hysterical”.
See this is a typical Trumpian response. It’s a reasonable question considering the FBI has him as a person of interest. It may be true it may be false but it’s not hysterical.
“Nigel has never been to Russia, let alone worked with their authorities,” the spokesman said. But he did not respond to questions about whether Farage was aware of the FBI inquiry; had hired a lawyer in connection to the matter; or when Farage first met Trump.”
Who is Nigel Farage’s attorney-Michael Cohen.
I’ve never been to Russia. I don’t know any Russians. Sounds just like Cohen and Herr Trump.
Wether or not Farage’s literal claim about visiting Russia is true or not, he has stated that Putin is the leader he most admires. The Guardian reported it at the end of 2014.
“Nigel Farage has named Vladimir Putin as the world leader he most admires, praising the Russian president’s handling of the crisis in Syria.”
“But the Ukip leader had less kind words for Angela Merkel, describing the German chancellor as “incredibly cold”.
Again, it sounds like these guys all study from the same playbook. Trump also likes Putin a lot and doesn’t lot Merkel too much.
It’s like they all share a Putin loving brain or something-completing each other’s sentences.
“The spokesman also declined to comment on whether Farage had received compensation from the Russian state-backed media group RT for his media appearances. RT, which has featured Farage about three times over the last 18 months, also declined to comment, citing confidentiality.”
“Farage has said he only met Assange once has but declined to say how long the two have known each other.”
He actually goes way back with Assange. When Assange got into his legal trouble with Sweden, Farage and UKIP strongly supported him.
“The former Ukip leader has voiced his support for the Russian president, calling Vladimir Putin the leader he most admired, in a 2014 interview. Ukip also has history with Assange: Gerard Batten, a Ukip member of the European parliament (MEP), defended the Wikileaks founder in a speech in the European parliament in 2011.”
I don’t know-is it a good or bad thing that Tom Clancy didn’t live to see this? Maybe it would have put him out of business.
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