The Guardian reports:
Robert Mueller is allegedly examining a Trump campaign adviser’s appearances on the Kremlin-controlled broadcaster RT, offering new hints about the investigation into possible collusion between Moscow and Donald Trump’s associates.
Mueller’s investigators have asked Ted Malloch, the London-based American academic who is also close to Nigel Farage, about his frequent appearances on RT, which US intelligence authorities have called Russia’s principal propaganda arm.
The special counsel’s alleged focus on RT is important because the Russian news channel also has a close relationship with the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who in 2016 published tens of thousands of emails stolen from senior Democrats by Russian intelligence operatives.
At one point Malloch was pegged to be Trump’s pick for US ambassador to the European Union, but EU officials objected over his coziness with Russia.
Last year the Financial Times exposed Malloch for multiple lies in his autobiography, including his claim that he’d been nominated for an Emmy. Oh, and he also claimed to have been knighted by Queen Elizabeth and that he held a professorship at Oxford.