- Title: Farage 'person of interest' in Trump-Russia investigation: Guardian
- Date: 1st June 2017
- Summary: NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES (FILE - FEBRUARY 24, 2017) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) WIDE OF FARAGE ADDRESSING AUDIENCE AT CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ACTION CONFERENCE (CPAC)
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- Keywords: Brexit Guardian Trump Farage Russia
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK/ JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI/ NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK/ JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI/ NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
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- Story Text: Britain's Nigel Farage, a 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 Guardian reported, citing unidentified sources.
The British newspaper said on Thursday that 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.
Farage told the Daily Mail: "I don't believe it; I have no connections. I have never been to Russia. I have never had any business dealings with Russia."
When asked about the Guardian report, a UKIP spokesman said it was absurd.
"To my knowledge, the only serious Russian politician that Nigel has spent time with is Garry Kasparov," the spokesman said.
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