Russian President Vladimir Putin has likened ex-FBI director James Comey to fugitive Edward Snowden and joked he would offer him political asylum.
Communicating on his annual Direct Line program, in which he answers screened inquiries from viewers all over Russia live on all major state TV channels, Putin weighed in on the rupture between Comey and U.S. President Donald Trump.
“I do not know the details of Comey’s testimony but some things are clear to me,” Putin said, pertaining to the ex-FBI director’s address to the U.S. Senate in which he spoke of awkward encounters with Trump. Among those mentioned by Comey included Trump demanding loyalty from the FBI director and articulating hope Comey would stop investigating compromising links between the president’s appointees and the Russian government.
“He said he had recorded his conversation with President [Donald Trump] and handed over this recording to mass media with the help of a friend. This sounds strange. When a special service head records a conversation with the commander-in-chief and then gives it to the media through his friend. What is then the difference between the FBI director and [Edward] Snowden? Then he is not the head of a special service, he is a human rights activist defending a certain stance. If he [Comey] is persecuted, we are ready to grant him political asylum in Russia, he should know about it,” ~ Russian President Putin
Russia has repeatedly refuted claims of meddling in the US political process, calling such allegations ridiculous. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated Moscow had no official contacts with Trump’s team during the presidential campaign.
“I am not familiar with the testimony given by Comey, the former head of the FBI, but I know some things, of course. What thoughts do I have about this? The first thing that I noticed, the former FBI director said that he believed that Russia’s interference in the election process [in the US] took place, he did not provide any evidence in this case yet again. But, as he said, the influence on our [US] minds, and on how we should act, took place,” ~ Russian President Putin
The Russian president took note that according to Comey there was no proof that Russia meddled with the vote count in the United States.
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