The Guardian broke the news first, but other European media are now reporting it too. Former UKIP leader and MEP Nigel Farage has been dubbed “person of interest” by the FBI. The FBI has grown interested in Farage as his name kept surfacing in the FBI’s ever-increasing Russia investigation.
The FBI is interested in Farage because of the persons he knows. It is not just Trump, but people who were part of Trump’s election campaign team, people who are part of the current adminitration and even Julian Assange.
According to the Guardian, Farage is no suspect. It is just that “ … He’s right in the middle of these relationships. He turns up over and over again. …”
Of course, Nigel Farage was one of the first European politicians to meet with Trump. WikiLeaks published Clinton’s hacked mails, but never published information which damaged the Trump campaign. Contacts between Russia and WikiLeaks are presumed to taken place using third parties.
Farage is known to be a great admirer of Vladimir Putin. Nigel Farage met Steve Bannon for the first time in 2012. A Breitbart editor, Raheem Kassam later became Farage’s chief of staff. When the result of the Brexit referendum became public, Farage publicly thanked Bannon.
Farage and Jeff Sessions also know each other. Farage also knows Stone, who in turn knows Asange. Stone predicted the release of the hacked Clinton mails. Not just Farage but other UKIP members as well have been linked to WikiLeaks and Asange.
Nigel Farage not just met Trump, but also knows Trump’s family-members and advisors Ivanka and Jared Kushner.
Though Nigel Farage is no longer UKIP leader, he continue to sit in the European Parliament. Farange thus remains able to use such perks like claiming over 120,000 Euro a year in expenses – without needing to proof how this money is spent.
It seems there are simply too many links between Russia, the present US president, his campaign team, his administration and people like Nigel Farage, Marine LePen and many others. Of course, Russian meddling did not stop with the recent US election, but took place and continues to take place in many European countries and elections.
The FBI’s Russia investigation will only reveal part of what must be an extensive network of interrelated and shocking attempts, to control and influence democracies the world over.