"It wasn't just the Russians: we met all sorts of nationalities, we also briefed the State Department in Washington, we also met with the top embassy officials in London", he told Reuters.
The founder of Leave.EU had undisclosed meetings with officials from the Russian embassy in the lead-up to the Brexit referendum, reports allege.
Yakovenko proposed a business deal that would see Banks and Wigmore involved in the consolidation of six Russian goldmines into one company.
"It's a convenient political witch-hunt, both over Brexit and Trump".
Mr Banks is now said to have admitted to reporters that he handed over telephone numbers for Mr Trump's team.
The paper said that Mr Banks and Leave.EU director of comunications Andy Wigmore had also had lunch with the ambassador in November 2016 - just three days after they and the former UKIP leader Nigel Farage had met Donald Trump in NY following his election victory.
Collins, a member of the ruling Conservatives who chairs the committee, said the public had a right to know about the relationship between the biggest funder of the Leave campaign and Russian Federation.
Banks also told the paper nothing came of the gold mine discussions.
Banks is set to appear in front of the House of Commons'digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) select committee on Tuesday to explain the reports, as part of DCMS' ongoing investigation into "fake news" in Britain. Banks said he didn't profit from any business deals because he never pursued any.
The Times said Banks held three meetings with Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko.
"When foreign powers are aggressively targeting the values, systems and institutions upon which our democracy is built, then it's absolutely essential that we have regulatory, security and intelligence-based organisations who are ready, willing and able to intervene", Kinnock said.
Committee chairman Damian Collins, a Conservative MP, said the latest reports raised serious questions about possible Russian interference in United Kingdom politics.
Banks gave around £9 million to the Leave.EU campaign and Grassroots Out Brexit campaign, and used to fund the UK Independence Party under the leadership of his friend, Nigel Farage.
Mr Wigmore insisted he and Mr Banks never any Russians information about their Brexit campaign.
"Russia has a track record of interfering in the politics of other countries".
The emails originated from Sunday Times journalist Isabel Oakeshott, who acted as a ghost-writer for "Bad Boys of Brexit", a book from Banks that detailed the pro-Leave campaign. It does it in a variety of ways.
"If the Russian government is seeking to develop relationships with prominent people like Arron Banks (.) we have a right to know what the level of that contact was".
Asked about the report at the G7 summit in Canada on Saturday, Prime Minister Theresa May said: "I am sure that if there are any allegations that need investigation the proper authorities will do that".
A bystander videotaped a freaky scene of a woman letting kids out of pet kennels in her auto , which led to the woman's arrest. A bystander happened to capture the moment on video when the woman was letting a girl out of one of the pet kennels.
Rouhani also hailed Russia-Iran cooperation in Syria, saying that "our role in the region is quite significant". Putin said he shares Trump's expression of concern about a renewed arms race expressed in a March phone call .
Erdogan's speech comes in the run-up to presidential and legislative elections on June 24th in which he faces stiff opposition. Mr Kickl said his government suspects them of contravening a ban on foreign funding of religious office holders.
French President Emmanuel Macron said "international co-operation can not be dictated by fits of anger and throwaway remarks". German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said: "In a matter of seconds, you can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters".
Someone clearly flagged this tweet up to him, and the Liverpool youngster decided to make a small, but lovely gesture. Splendid form from Alexander-Arnold. "I was just sort of making a joke out of it", Ben told the Liverpool Echo.
In a statement, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said "The president is well-prepared for tomorrow's engagement with Chairman Kim". North Korea wants a staged approach to dismantling its nuclear weapons program and a security guarantee from the U.S. in return.
Alisson kept a clean sheet in Sunday's World Cup warm up victory over Austria which the Brazilians won 3-0. Brazil and Roma goalkeeper Alisson hopes his club future is decided before the start of the World Cup.
But even those vested in Canadian trade are not expected to come to his defence as long as the USA economy is roaring. Trump in Singapore this morning escalated his war of words with Canada and the European Union in a pair of tweets.
Reggae Artist, Ras kimono Is Dead
Ras Kimono was reportedly supposed to travel to the United States on Saturday, June 9 before he complained of feeling down. Before he released his solo album, he was in a group called The Jastix along with Amos McRoy and Majek Fashek.
'Physically easier to watch Nadal on TV', says beaten Thiem
The world No 1 lived up to his billing as the heavy favourite with a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory over surprise finalist Anderson. Unlike past year - when those first few games realistically settled things - Thiem bounced back, breaking straight away.
Devolver is releasing Metal Wolf Chaos XD
The game will feature updated visuals, refined gameplay, and support for 16:9 4K in this incredibly hard-to-forget journey. The trailer for the game, revealed at Devolver's frankly mad E3 conference, doesn't make a lot of sense, if I'm honest.
Dele Alli promises best behaviour for England at World Cup
I don't think people will be trying to do bad things, and if they do, and they get punished for it, then it's your own fault. You have to stay concentrated and you can't do stupid things - and if you do, you have to learn from your mistakes.
DEVIL MAY CRY 5 is Officially Coming in 2019
At the moment it appears that it's only single player, and of course, it'll release both physically and digitally. In the game, several years have passed and the threat of demonic power is "long since forgotten".