In a recent report by the "Guardian," Nigel Farage was cited as a person of interest by the FBI in an ongoing investigation. It would appear that the former UKIP leader made a number of high-profile connections over the last few years, and this has put him in a very interesting position.

The outspoken British politician met with the exiled founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, last year and also Guccifer 2.0, a hacker who is also of interest to the FBI. The entire matter revolves around Russian support for Donald Trump, but any further details are extremely murky.

Political madhouse

The election of Donald Trump to the White House was a shock to the world. The established political machine in the United States reeled in horror as an outspoken reality TV star and real estate developer took the highest office in the country with a host of allegations from Hillary Clinton and others.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin made no attempt to hide their connection prior to the election, and Nigel Farage was certainly in that milieu. What is difficult to understand is the allegations of wrongdoing. The political culture in the United States is filled with dirty-dealing and trickery, and this isn't news to anyone.

Russian uncertainty

Why allegations of wrongdoing have been so sticky in this instance are hard to understand, but with the FBI investigating the issue, it would appear there is some fire underneath all the smoke.

The Guardian cites sources near the investigation as saying, “If you triangulate Russia, WikiLeaks, Assange and Trump associates the person who comes up with the most hits is Nigel Farage,” and also that, “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.”

The specifics of the investigation are unknown, but it would appear that Russia is believed to have played a role in the election of Donald Trump, and somehow that support violated the law in the US.

Vladimir Putin has denied any sort of mischief, and we can only wonder what kind of tampering is even possible. Many people seem to think that it was possible for Putin's Russia to sway the vote, but there is little evidence for these assertions.

Nigel Farage has openly denied any kind of wrongdoing, and has called the Guardian report “fake news.” Regardless of that, he did have a number of very interesting connections at the time of Trump's campaign, and it will be interesting to see what, if anything, the FBI is able to uncover.