Thursday, June 15, 2017

Russian President Putin Offers Political Asylum To Former FBI Director James Comey



The Hill: Putin offers political asylum to Comey

Russian president Vladimir Putin on Thursday offered to give political asylum to former FBI Director James Comey, poking at tensions between Comey and President Trump.

“If Comey will be under the threat of political persecution, we are ready to accept him here,” Putin said at a press conference, according to Russian state media outlet TASS.

Comey testified last week that Trump pressured him to "let go" of the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, before Trump fired him. Comey acknowledged leaking his personal memos about his conversations with Trump to the media, which the White House has seized on to attack the former FBI head's credibility.

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WNU Editor: Putin is definitely having fun trolling the U.S. main stream media and Washington's political establishment. As of this posting, no comment from James Comey.

More News On Russian President Putin Offering Political Asylum To Former FBI Director James Comey

Putin ready to provide political asylum to former FBI director -- TASS
Putin Jokes He'd Offer Comey Asylum Like He Did With Snowden -- Bloomberg
Vladimir Putin offers fired FBI director James Comey asylum in Russia -- The Independent
Putin jokingly offers Comey asylum during annual phone-in session -- The Guardian
Putin offers Comey political asylum in acerbic remarks -- FOX News/AP
Vladimir Putin: We will provide asylum to James Comey if he's prosecuted -- Washington Examiner

10 comments:

Bob Huntley said...

It gives added meaning to the surprised "you've got to be Kidding" comment by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov regarding Comey's firing.

fred lapides said...

If what The Russians have to say is of any interest, HERE IS A RUNDOWN ON A NUMBER OF ISSUES, translated for those of you who know no Russian.

TWN said...

Mr Putin I'm sure the US has some excellent Asylums Comey could go to.

Jay Farquharson said...

Yup, Putin's laughing at the US quite openly now,

He's taking quite the Victory Lap.

LMFAO

fred lapides said...

Dear TWN
More likely Trump will need asylum rather than Comey, who, after all has zillion dollar deal on a book he is to write

B.Poster said...

Fred,

Thanks for the rundown of the issues on what the Russian leadership has to say. This is actually very important since we/ or government have gone out of their way to exacerbate tensions in Cold War 2, a war we can't afford, lack the resources to prosecute effectively, and didn't need. Since some have recklessly gone out of their way to do this and continue to double and triple down on such reckless stupidity it is going to be very important that we try and understand their perspectives. Of course this always important even in peace time to understand the perceptions of major world powers like Russia. In war time, this is even more imperative.

Unfortunately the Russian leader is largely spot on. It seems we have to increasingly look to foreign leaders such as the Russians to properly understand the world and for constructive solutions to various problems as our "leaders" and media, at best, will not present us with a true picture and, at worst, they lie to us.

The first statement is especially true. We need to step back from such policies and seek to solve problems one by one. A great place for us to start would be to lift all sanctions against Russia as they shouldn't have been imposed in the first place, support Russia's position on Ukraine by withdrawing all support for the Ukrainian government, and make it clear that we support Crimea as Russian and will vigorously oppose with all our might any and all efforts by anyone to change this.

The basic actions will cost us nothing and have huge upside potential. As such, there is no good reason not to pursue this.

He also suggests, correctly, that sanctions against Russia support the interests of certain elites but do not, in any way, support America's national interests and he correctly suggests that the US appears to have multiple foreign policies.

In many ways the US government officials in both parties are behaving like a cross between impudent little children who are undisciplined brats and psychopaths. At least in the case of little children, they can and often do learn to listen to and heed wise counsel such as that coming from the Russian official. Lets hope and pray the impudent petty little children in the US government can grow up in time to act more responsibly. The Russians and others are running out of patience with us and our government and will eventually take very drastic actions that we will all regret.

B.Poster said...

Fred,

That's what I was thinking too that DJT is more likely to need asylum than Mr. Comey. If there is a silver lining to this, we are seeing the American injustice system on full display for all to see.

I've long known of the American injustice system. Until now it has generally been limited to low level political operatives one wishes to destroy (Scooter Libby) or those who lack the financial ability or publicity to obtain proper legal counsel. Never has the American injustice system been unleashed on a POTUS to this level.

As it has operated in the shadows often in the past, many Americans have been able to blithely believe it does not exist and that they can expect justice from it regardless of their circumstances. At least now we are getting treated to the American injustice system for the world to see. Form this perhaps real changes to the system can result.

B.Poster said...

Jay,

It didn't need to be. Top US government officials did not need to declare war on him and his country. Now relations have been poisoned likely beyond repair. We need their assistance in a number of areas. This seems very unlikely to occur now. I fail to see any humor in any of this.

RussInSoCal said...

I think this is hilarious. Pissing off American (and Canadian) libtards is becoming a pastime - sort of a hobby of Vladimir.

/I calll him Vladimir.

Jay Farquharson said...

LMFAO,

I actually enjoy Putin's jokes at the US's expense, doesn't piss me off in the least.

Loved the Aussie PM's jokes too.