Thursday, June 15, 2017

Vladimir Putin Offers Fired FBI Director James Comey Asylum in Russia

Vlad has a sense of humor.

Speaking at his annual question and answer session in Moscow, the Russian President said it was "very strange" that the FBI official had leaked details of conversations with Donald Trump, and likened his actions to those of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

"If there is some kind of persecution, we would be ready to offer political asylum to Mr Comey if he is persecuted in the US", Mr Putin told a live audience.

Comparing Comey to Snowden, he said the former FBI director's decision to leak details of his conversations with Trump to the media had placed him in a vulnerable position and meant he had behaved more like an activist than an FBI chief.


(via The Independent)

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