June 19, 2017 Bill Still

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Putin Offers Political Asylum to James Comey

According to National Public Radio – NPR – Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday offered James Comey political asylum in similar fashion as he did for Edward Snowden, because he thinks Comey may face criminal prosecution in the U.S.



Putin made the offer during his yearly live call-in show on Thursday. According to a translation made by Radio Free Europe:



“[Comey] said he’d written down his conversation with President [Trump] …. This does sound and look odd: the director of a security service making records of his talks with the supreme commander and handing it over to the media through a friend of his.”



Then Putin compared Comey to Snowden:



“It makes him not a security service director, but a civil activist advocating a certain belief. By the way, if he faces any kind of prosecution in this regard, we will provide political asylum in Russia for him as well. He should be aware of that.”

I wonder if the NSA and CIA will now be monitoring Comey’s communications with the Russian ambassador?



I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.



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