Trump ally interrogated by FBI about campaign involvement

Trump ally interrogated by FBI about campaign involvement
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An American academic with links to President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE said Friday he was detained and questioned by FBI agents at Logan airport in Boston this week.

Ted Malloch, a regular contributor to the conspiracy theory outlet Infowars, told The Guardian that he was detained by the FBI after flying to Boston from London.

Malloch said the FBI asked him about his involvement in the Trump campaign, his relationship with former campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneHow would a Biden Justice Department be different? Matt Gaetz, Roger Stone back far-right activist Laura Loomer in congressional bid Barr: The left 'believes in tearing down the system' MORE and if he had ever visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lives.

Stone has been accused of having advance knowledge of WikiLeaks hacking the Democratic National Committee’s emails before the emails were released.

Malloch was also issued a subpoena to testify before special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s grand jury on April 13. The news of his detention and questioning was first reported by InfoWars.

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“I was unfazed and very dubious about why they thought I knew anything,” Malloch told The Guardian in a statement. “I did … find it objectionable to treat me the way they had, as I was entering my home country, where I am a citizen.”

“They did not need to use such tactics or intimidation,” he said. “I was a U.S. patriot and would do anything and everything to assist the government and I had no information that I believed was relevant.”

Malloch once claimed to be Trump’s top pick for U.S. ambassador to the European Union, but The Wall Street Journal reported that he was never being considered. Malloch has been accused in the past of embellishing his biography and accused of making false statements to banks. 

Malloch, a vocal critic of the EU, also has a close relationship with former leader of the U.K. Independence Party Nigel Farage, who frequently praises Trump and appeared with him on the campaign trail.