This afternoon, The Guardian brought the “exclusive” news that Nigel Farage is a “person of interest” in FBI investigations into a supposed connection between the Trump administration and Putin’s Russia.

The Guardian writes:

“Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the former Ukip leader had raised the interest of FBI investigators because of his relationships with individuals connected to both the Trump campaign and Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder whom Farage visited in March.

(…)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.”

Nigel Farage has now responded in a series of tweets, as well as a (sort of official?) press release.