aside Nigel Farage Is Now A Person Of Interest By The FBI

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Nigel Farage can easily be described as the British version of the republican US President Donald Trump. Mr. Farage led the successful fight for BREXIT, where Brits voted to leave the European Parliament. In July 2016, Mr. Farage stepped down as the leader of the (UKIP) UK Independence Party stating that he had already done his part. He had also been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), a person who has been elected to serve as a popular representative in the European Parliament.

He has denied that he has ever been financially compensated by Russia.

Here is the rest of the story…

On 6/1/17, Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Nick Hopkins and Luke Harding of The Guardian penned the following article, “Nigel Farage is ‘person of interest’ in FBI investigation into Trump and Russia.”

Excerpts:

  “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.”

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Nigel Farage was pictured leaving the Ecuadorian embassy

“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.” 

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NIGEL FARAGE

“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.”

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“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.”

 “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.”

“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.” (There is no way he was not paid for this.)

“He said he visited Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in March (2017 and only that one time) at the behest of LBC Radio “with a view to conducting an interview”.

Image result for photos of nigel farage and trump and assange“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.”

Neither Farage nor Trump have made a secret of their admiration for one another. They emerged as unlikely winners last year in contests that have reshaped the world order: Britain’s vote to leave the EU and Trump’s surprise ascendency to the White House.

Image result for photos of nigel farage and trump and assange“Both men credited their ability to tap into the worries of struggling and neglected citizens for their victories. But at the heart of the US investigation lies a deeper question: whether Trump campaign officials and people close to the former reality TV star sought to work with state players in Russia to try to influence the US election result.”

“According to an account by the Ukip donor Arron Banks, Farage first met Trump at a campaign stop in Mississippi in August, where he spoke at a Trump campaign event.”

“But Farage’s relationships with people close to the US president began years earlier. Farage first met Steve Bannon, Trump’s strategist and former campaign chief executive, in the summer of 2012, when Bannon, who was interested in right-wing movements in Europe, invited the then Ukip leader to spend a few days in New York and Washington, according to an account in the New Yorker magazine.”

Image result for photos of nigel farage and trump and assange“There Farage was introduced to, among others, the staff of the then senator Jeff Sessions, who is now the US attorney general. Speaking of his longtime admiration for Bannon, Farage told the New Yorker last year: “I have got a very, very high regard for that man’s brain.”

“In 2015, Breitbart News arranged a dinner in Farage’s honour at “the embassy”, the nickname for the house the news group rented in Washington. According to a report in Bloomberg, attendees were “blown away” by Farage’s speech at the event, which was also attended by Sessions.”

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Then, on 24 June last year, the day after the UK voted to leave the EU, Farage thanked Bannon during an interview for Breitbart News’s coverage of the leave campaign. Bannon, in turn, congratulated Farage on his victory, saying he had led an extraordinary “David v Goliath” campaign.

 “Farage’s ties to Stone are also under scrutiny, it is understood. Stone has frequently publicized his relationship with Assange and described him on Twitter as “my hero”.

“Stone publicly predicted the 2016 release of hacked emails from the Clinton campaign that now lie at the heart of the federal inquiry. Democrats on the House intelligence committee have named Stone in their hearings and, according to the New York Times, he is now under investigation.”

Related image“Last summer, just a few weeks before Farage met Trump in Mississippi, Stone bragged about having a “mutual friend” who served as an intermediary between himself and Assange. He also mentioned in a separate tweet that he had dinner with Farage, though the date of the encounter is unclear.”

“After Trump’s victory, Farage was one of the first foreign politicians to meet and celebrate with the Republican president-elect, and had his picture taken with Trump in front of a golden elevator in Trump Tower just days after the US election.”

It was a great honour to spend time with @realDonaldTrump. He was relaxed and full of good ideas. I’m confident he will be a good President.

“In November, Trump suggested in a tweet Farage should become the UK’s ambassador to the US.”

Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!

 “A spokesman (for Downing Street) said: “We already have an excellent ambassador.”

 “The pair met again in February, when they had dinner together with Trump’s daughter and adviser, Ivanka, and her husband and Jared Kushner.”

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“Farage was asked about his relationship with Assange in a recent interview with Die Zeit, the German newspaper, after he was seen on 9 March leaving the Ecuadorian embassy where Assange has lived for years. Farage, who declared he had “never received a penny from Russia”, said he met Assange for “journalistic reasons”.

“Pressed on his meetings with Russian officials in the past, Farage initially denied having had any, but then acknowledged that he had met Alexander Yakovenko, the Russian ambassador to the UK, in 2013.”

“A spokesman for Farage told the Guardian he had only met Assange on that one occasion. “The meeting was organised by a broadcaster.”

9 comments

  1. Dear Mz. Gronda,
    But Hillary, but Obama, But…. That is how the average tRump fan boy will attempt to defend the administration after they say fake news, and it been 25 years that they have been investigating him and no proof yet! What a wicked web of deceit and deception that the GOPTP/tRump have woven and all the flies that are caught in their trap are about to be eaten alive by the big ole spider named tRump!

    • Dear Crustyolebothman,

      DDT has indeed weaved a complicated sticky web designed to ruin anyone who comes near. He will take all those republican legislators stupid enough to get caught in his web and ruin them.

      Ciao, Gronda

  2. Nigel Farage has not won an election in the UK. He could never be our Prime Minister. A far as Brexit goes, he was the figurehead of the UKIP party but he just happened to be travelling in the same direction as many other voters who wanted to leave. Not all those who voted were members of UKIP. Don’t credit the man with more power than he had.
    xxx Masssive Hugs xxx

    • Dear David Prosser,

      I am glad to hear that he was not that influential. I had this nagging concern, that what if it was discovered that Mr. Farage was also influenced / co-opted by Russia to do just what he did? Great Britain was the canary in the coal mine. because he appealed to the same type of constituents’ angst with an eerily similar sales pitch as what President Trump did.

      It is a good thing that he lost his MP election..

      My senior, usually sane brain was developing conspiracy theories along the lines, what if Russia strategized and organized all of this to get even with the US and the G7 European countries for daring to impose sanctions against his country and for standing in his path to do as he wishes.

      I am just grateful that the Netherlands, France and Germany did not follow a similar path.

      Hugs and Ciao, Gronda

      • Me too Gronda. The Netherlands has been a worry for a while and at one stage it looked like France might get a shock but we’re not very good with far right parties here since Oswald Moseley.
        Huge Hugs

  3. Dear Gronda, I hope you are well. Another excellent piece, however, all these elements, how long will it take to bring down the clown. America the bold, now climate change deniers. You have to admit that the clown is in control. From my small observations, America versus sanity is what is happening. Imagine a world where America looses its brand. Perhaps that is for the best, perhaps a new world order (sic) is best. Perhaps Chinese submarines off Hawaii, a fat smiling Putin, and an estranged defacto relationship with a world of people fed up with the reality tv episode of Dump Towers. Senator Mcain in Australia is apologetic, gives speech about America being bigger than one person… time to walk the walk. So much at stake for us for them for you. Everybody is watching, a lot seem to be bemused, lots are amused. But the impact overall on ordinary people globally is something America will have to account for in the near future. As always, thankyou for your inspiring efforts.

    • Dear Steele646,

      Overall, I am in complete agreement with your analysis. For the glass half full analysis, this move by the US president has prompted Mayors of major cities, Governors of the largest states AND BIG BUSINESSES to jump on board to agree to follow or surpass whatever standards had been agreed upon as if the US were still part of the Paris Climate Accord. So, we will not lose ground. Also, this Paris Accord does not technically go into effect until after the next US president is elected where we can then decide that we are on-board.

      More and more untoward data/ evidence is being uncovered regarding the Trump-Russian saga which basically neuters this fool.

      While the news is admittedly not pretty, I am convinced that the USA will more than recover once this president is truly, history.

      Hugs, Gronda

  4. From my experience, following the money trail always lead to the truth. Pay no attention to pundits, talking heads, MSM or Alt-News – they ALL have hidden agendas and political motivations. The best and quickest way to get to the truth is investigate the financial payoffs, business dealings, lucrative book deals and “speaking fees” that these players get, then connect the dots and we’ll get to the truth.

    There’s a reason that Trump will never divulge his tax returns! Way to incriminating, so simply making excuses like perpetually being audited or his lawyer advising him not to reveal taxes b/c he’s not legally bound to. It’s the same nonsense like investigating Obama’s birth certificate, all partisan politics.

    Perhaps Nigel Farage should be audited by UK tax authority, altho that is not likely to happen. I just don’t see how the FBI can tie him to conspire with the Russians over US elections tampering… unless they have his financial records.

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