Russian President Vladimir Putin described former FBI Director James Comey’s leaking of conversations with President Donald Trump as “weird” and ironically offered him asylum in Russia.
Speaking Thursday in live call-in show, Putin compared Comey’s move to that of NSA contractor Edward Snowden, adding on a sarcastic note that Russia could grant Comey political asylum. Snowden has been living in Russia since 2013 when it gave him asylum, resisting U.S. pressure to extradite him.
Putin also voiced hope for normalizing Russia-U.S. ties during the call. The Russian leader said Moscow and Washington could cooperate in efforts to prevent the proliferation of mass …read more