What would not surprise any Zelo Street regular is the latest news to come out of the continuing probe by US Intelligence agencies into Combover Crybaby Donald Trump and his ties to the gangsterist régime of Vladimir Vladimirovitch Putin, and that is that the spooks have now put Nigel “Thirsty” Farage on their list of “persons of interest”. It does not mean he has done anything wrong, but then, it doesn’t mean he hasn’t.
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The Guardian had the story: “Nigel Farage is 'person of interest' in FBI investigation into Trump and Russia … FBI interested in former Ukip leader’s ties with people connected to US president and WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange”. And there was more.
“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 … 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”. And one source put it directly.
“One of the things the intelligence investigators have been looking at is points of contact and persons involved … If you triangulate Russia, WikiLeaks, Assange and Trump associates the person who comes up with the most hits is Nigel Farage … He’s right in the middle of these relationships. He turns up over and over again. There’s a lot of attention being paid to him”. And what in particular is the FBI looking at?
“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”. The suspicion that Mr Thirsty was the go-between, the link between the Trump gang and Wikileaks, was only heightened when the former UKIP leader was caught sneaking out of the Ecuadorian embassy.
He uncharacteristically became all coy when asked what he’d been doing there - forgetful, even. Martin Longman at the Washington Monthly was not so coy, asking the obvious question: “Did Nigel Farage Serve as Roger Stone’s Intermediary?” The growing body of evidence pointing to Farage’s involvement was covered on Zelo Street, including the route to Assange becoming a UKIP Cause Celèbre (HERE and HERE).
Meanwhile, Farage has been spinning for all he is worth, the BBC reporting “Nigel Farage says it is ‘extremely doubtful’ he could be a ‘person of interest’ to the FBI's investigation into Donald Trump and Russia …The former UKIP leader said he had ‘no connections’ to the country”. Two things here. One, he is a person of interest, and two, he is lying. He admitted in the now infamous interview with Die Zeit that he had met the Deputy Russian Ambassador to London - and maybe met him twice.
The former head Kipper has spent so long swimming with the sharks, he should have no complaint when they decide it’s feeding time, and the item on the menu is him.