Nigel Farage, Donald Trump’s best bud from the UK who has visited him several times, was spotted visiting the Ecuadorian Embassy, home of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange. Many now agree that Wikileaks has now become a de facto outlet for Russia. The latest massive Wikileak dump included vital info on how the CIA operates. And, guess what? It turns out that Farage was apparently inflicted with the kind of memory loss that GOPers close to Trump have recently had about whether or not they met with the Russian Ambassador to the UN.
Nigel Farage visited the Ecuadorian embassy in west London on Thursday, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living since he claimed asylum in 2012.
The former UKIP leader spent around 40 minutes in the building and left at noon, accompanied by Christian Mitchell, the head of operations at radio station LBC, where Farage hosts a regular show.
What was he doing there?
Approached by BuzzFeed News as he left to get into a car waiting round the corner, Farage said he couldn’t remember what he had been doing in the building.
Asked specifically if he had gone to the Knightsbridge building to meet with Assange, Farage said: “I never discuss where I go or who I see.”
Ecuador granted Assange asylum almost five years ago to prevent him being deported to Sweden to be questioned over sexual assault allegations. He has been stranded there ever since, with British police keeping the building under close surveillance.
There are no known links between Farage and Assange. However, Assange was seen as pro-Donald Trump during and after the US election, and Farage has grown close to the American president and visited the White House last month.
Far be it for me to use the same kind of conspiratorial thinking as Donald Trump. I’d never write “connect the dots.” I mean, I’d never write connect the dots.
But a lot of folks when it comes to Wikileaks or meeting the Russian Ambassador seem to be having an awful lot of memory problems.
it must be something in their water.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 9, 2017
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) March 9, 2017
— Brenda Hellwege (@SunnyBlondie) March 9, 2017
Forget about the #Wikileaks press conference. Nigel Farage, a Trump supporter, visiting Julian Assange is the real news story.
— DJ Nightwolf (@djnightwolf) March 9, 2017
The Week’s Jeva Lange:
A plague of sudden onset political amnesia is sweeping the globe. The latest victim: Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage who — upon visiting the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living under asylum — abruptly forgot why he was in the building in the first place…
When will someone come up with a cure for this dibilitating syndrome?
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