Brexit campaigner Banks: I have no business interests in Russian Federation

Brexit campaigner Banks: I have no business interests in Russian Federation

The duo will now appear before the Commons Culture and Media Committee on Tuesday to face questions about alleged Russian involvement in the European Union referendum campaign.

'But I think we've been as open as we could be with the issues you've raised'.

Today, he said there were numerous errors in the Guardian's "fake news" reporting of his activities, that is regularly tweeted by Mr. Collins. "It was when Trump won, there had to be reason he won and Brexit had happened".

Asked if he believed there was any attempt by Russian Federation to influence the outcome of the 2016 vote, Mr Banks said it was "possible" but he believed it was confined to a few hackers and computer bots at a "low level". But as the hearing was towards the close Mr Banks - a close friend of Nigel Farage - suddenly cut it short as he had "places to be".

"You have to take a slight pinch of salt because we were running a campaign deliberately aimed at making fun of people", Banks said.

Mr Banks allegedly discussed a potential business deal involving six Russian gold mines with ambassador Alexander Yakovenko, according to a report in the Sunday Times.

"It's been conflated from two witnesses that frankly, the credibility of them was shot to pieces", he said.

He met Russia's United Kingdom ambassador three times in 2015 and 2016, discussing Brexit and Donald Trump's election.

Mr Wigmore said it was Mr Yakovenko's job to stay in touch with British politicians and claimed that only two days before their last meeting with him, the Russian ambassador had met Chancellor Philip Hammond.

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Earlier, Mr Banks told the committee he does not have any business interests in Russian Federation.

The committee's latest skirmish with Banks comes after he told the Sunday Times he'd met with Russia's ambassador to Britain as well as other Russian officials on two occasions beyond the single session he'd previously disclosed. "If you don't like the tax law in this country, get out and change it".

Mr Banks replied: 'No.

"All I can say is I got invited to the football, I didn't meet the owner, I wasn't offered Stalin's vodka, I'm not as good at pushing their buttons as you are".

He acknowledged giving the Russian ambassador the telephone number of Donald Trump's transition team before the president won the U.S. election. "What's wrong with that?"

"You have to have a sense of humor", Banks said.

Leave.EU and Cambridge Analytica have both said the political consultancy pitched to its Brexit campaign, but that no work was actually undertaken, a conclusion also drawn by Britain's Electoral Commission's investigation into the matter. Collins told the committee that as a result it would not be possible for the committee to explore related areas. EU, UKIP and Mr Banks' insurance companies during the Brexit referendum campaign.

They had earlier questioned his right to chair the hearing, accusing him of accepting "hospitality from Putin's number one man in the UK" after reports the Tory MP had received £1,000 tickets to watch Roman Abramovich's Chelsea.

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