British politician and close Trump ally Nigel Farage on Thursday visited the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up since 2012.
Farage, who is to many the face of Brexit — Britain’s exit from the European Union, reportedly spent about 40 minutes at the embassy, according to Buzzfeed.
As he was leaving the building, he told Buzzfeed that he could not remember what he was doing there, refusing to answer whether he had gone to the building to meet with Assange. “I never discuss where I go or who I see,” he said.
Assange sought and was granted asylum by Ecuador almost five years ago in order to prevent him from being deported to Sweden to answer charges regarding at least two instances of sexual assault. He has not exited the building since, as British police have it under close surveillance.
While there are no known connections between Farage and Assange, WikiLeaks has widely emerged as being pro-Trump both during and after the presidential election. Also, starting in the presidential campaign, Farage has forged a close relationship with Trump, campaigning with him and attending debates to show his support. Trump has praised the British politician and has voiced his support for Brexit.
In fact, WikiLeaks is suspected to have worked in concert with the Russian government in order to release hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta, leaks which U.S. Intelligence Community has determined were not only meant to interfere with the U.S. election, but to attempt to tip the scale toward Donald Trump and against Hillary Clinton.
For his part, Assange has denied receiving the hacked material from Russia.