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.
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