UK leader comments about his ‘person of interest’ status in Russia investigation

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The claim that former U.K. Independence Party leader and Brexit advocate Nigel Farage was a “person of interest” in the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is false, according to Farage himself.

“If ever there was a case of fake news, this is it,” Farage said Thursday on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” about the report published by The Guardian newspaper. “It is total and utter hysterical nonsense.”

According to The Guardian’s claims, Farage’s ties to the Trump campaign and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange “raised the interest” of investigators. During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Wikileaks published thousands of hacked emails obtained from computers owned by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.

“What they’ve done is they’ve tried to join the dots together,” Farage told Carlson. “You know, I was involved with Brexit, I was involved with the Trump campaign, I was involved with upsetting their little world in 2016, therefore, I must somehow be associated with the Russians.”

Farage vehemently contended he had “never been to Russia. I’ve never done business in Russia. I have literally no political connections with Russia whatsoever.”

“The whole thing is a fantasy from people who cannot accept the fact they lost badly last year,” said Farage, who predicted that “in my case, in 48 hours, this will blow over.”

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