Former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage has become a “person of interest” in the FBI’s ongoing investigation into US President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, according to a new report.
FBI investigators have been looking into Farage’s close ties with Trump and Julian Assange, founder of the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy website, with whom the former UKIP leader met in March, the Guardian reported Friday, citing sources with knowledge of the probe.
Former CIA chief John Brennan said in a recent testimony in the US Senate that WikiLeaks’ release of thousands of hacked emails belonging to the Democratic National Party damaged the campaign of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in last year’s White House battle against Trump.
According to Brennan, Assange was in contact with the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a claim that they both have firmly rejected.
The report noted that Farage is not accused of any…