Brexit politician Nigel Farage is a 'person of interest' in the Trump-Russia investigation

Nigel Farage.
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Nigel Farage, the British politician who headed up the Brexit movement, is now reportedly a "person of interest" in the ongoing FBI investigation into the Trump team's ties to Russia. The Guardian reported Thursday that Farage is being looked at because of his connections to people at the center of the investigation, including President Trump and some of his associates, as well as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

WikiLeaks is thought to have worked with Russia to publish hacked emails from Hillary Clinton's aides during the presidential election; Farage visited Assange in March. "One of the things the intelligence investigators have been looking at is points of contact and persons involved," a source told The Guardian. "If you triangulate Russia, WikiLeaks, Assange, and Trump associates the person who comes up with the most hits is Nigel Farage."

Farage's spokesperson maintained that Farage "has never been to Russia, let alone worked with their authorities." The FBI's national press office told The Guardian it had no comment on the matter.

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