In a master-trolling (level >9999) move, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin offered political asylum to former FBI director James Comey, saying that, let me quote Putin himself on this one:
“If Comey will be under the threat of political persecution, we are ready to accept him here,”
I can actually see the smile on Putin’s face while he made the statement for the Russian state-owned news agency TASS. This joke is obviously aimed at the political tensions which don’t seem to end after President Trump fired James Comey, as the latter recently testified in front of Congress, claiming that he felt pressured by the POTUS to “let go” of the Bureau’s investigation into Michel Flynn, Trump’s former security adviser.
During the same testimony, Comey admitted he leaked his personal memos to the mainstream media, memos depicting his alleged conversations with the President. Vladimir Putin poked James Comey in a big way, trolling him about “inside leaks” from his function as the FBI director, sarcastically comparing Comey to Edward Snowden, who is currently living in Russia after he’s been granted political asylum in the aftermath of the NSA revelations:
“This is strange. How then is the director of the FBI any different from Snowden? He is not a head of the special services, but a human rights activist,”
joked Russia’s President, hinting further at the extraordinary claims (with zero proof) from the so called US intelligence community about Russia meddling into the 2016 election cycle in order to help Donald Trump win. Currently, the FBI, the Justice Department and the Senate and House Intel committees are still looking into the Russian probe and for alleged links between Kremlin and President Trump’s campaign. We wish them all the luck in the world, because they’ll definitely need it.
Vladimir Putin has denied repeatedly any kind of interference from the Russian government in the US electoral process. The thing is, according to the Democrat/ corporate media narrative, FBI director James Comey must have been working for Putin all the time. It’s really nice when a web of lies catches the people that spin them.
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