Putin Offers Asylum To "Leaker" Comey

Tyler Durden's picture

Vladimir Putin trolled the US on Thursday, when speaking in a live call-in show with the Russian nation, the Russian president likened Comey to Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum in Russia in 2013, and scoffed at James Comey's disclosure of his conversations with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying the move has made Comey eligible for political asylum in Russia.

"It looks weird when the chief of a security agency records his conversation with the commander-in-chief and then hands it over to media via his friend," Putin was quoted by Russia's Tass. “This is strange. What is the difference then between the FBI director and Mr. Snowden? He is not a head of the special services, but a human rights activist.

The trolling concluded when Putin said that "by the way, if he (Comey) is subject to any sort of persecution in connection with this, we will be ready to give him political asylum in Russia. And he should know about this."

Putin also said that Comey has so far presented no evidence to prove that Russia had meddled in the U.S. presidential election, saying Washington had tried to influence Russian elections for years.

"I am not familiar in detail with the testimony given by former FBI director Comey," Putin said during a question and answer session with citizens. "Again, he gave no evidence of this (Russian meddling)."

The remarks reflected Putin's growing annoyance of being the bete noir of the US media, and with the congressional and FBI investigations into links between Trump campaign officials and Russia, which have shattered Moscow's hopes for improving ties with Washington, much to the delight of the US Military-Industrial Complex and, of course, NATO. Predictably, the Russian president once again reiterrated his denial of meddling in the U.S. election, saying that Russia has openly expressed its views and hasn't engaged in any covert activities.

Continuing the combative mood, Putin then turned the tables on the US, saying it was the US which has sought to influence Russian elections by funding NGOs as part of its aspirations for global domination. "Turn a globe and point your finger anywhere, you will find American interests and interference there."

"And what about constant U.S. propaganda, constant U.S. support of America-oriented non-government organisations by giving them money directly? Isn't it an impact on our minds? Isn't it an attempt to influence how we should behave during election campaigns? This continues year after year," he said.

He added that many heads of state around the world had told him of similar U.S. meddling in their internal affairs. But they would not voice their concerns openly, fearing to "spoil relations" with Washington.  As for Russia, "we have an opinion of our own, we express it openly. But this is not any sort of underground subversive activity", Putin said.

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On a conciliatory note, Putin added that Russia still hopes for normalization of ties with the U.S. During the question and answer session, Putin said he did not consider the US to be an enemy of Russia and claimed he wanted a "constructive dialogue" with Washington. He said Moscow and Washington could cooperate in efforts to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and pool efforts to tackle the North Korean nuclear and missile problem. He said the two countries could also cooperate in dealing with global poverty and efforts to prevent climate change.

Putin also noted that Moscow hopes that the U.S. could play a "constructive role" in helping settle the Ukrainian crisis, an offer which we doubt will be favorably met by the Pentago.

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During a tightly choreographed marathon TV show, an annual affair that lasts hours, Putin said that Russia has climbed out of recession despite continuing Western sanctions, adding that the restrictions have forced the country to "switch on our brains" to reduce dependence on energy exports. He lamented yesterday's Senate decision Wednesday to impose new sanctions on Russia as a reflection of Western efforts to "contain" Russia, but insisted that the measures have only made the country stronger.

As reported yesterday, the Senate voted to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by approving a wide-ranging package of sanctions that target key sectors of Russia's economy and individuals who carried out cyberattacks. The Senate bill follows up on several rounds of other sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union over Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and its support for pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine.

Putin argued that Russia has done nothing to warrant the Senate's move, saying it highlights the West's policy of containing Russia and also reflects domestic infighting in the United States. "It's evidence of a continuing internal political struggle in the U.S.," he said.

Russia has responded to the U.S. and EU sanctions by halting most Western food imports, a move that has helped increase Russian agricultural output.

Russian farmers have pleaded with the Kremlin to keep the import ban even if the West lifts its sanctions, but Putin said that if "our partners lift the sanctions against our economy, we will respond in kind."

Discussing the economy, the Russian leader claimed that the "crisis is over," pointing at modest economic growth over the past nine months, low inflation and rising currency reserves. Putin said that a slump in oil prices had been a more important factor in Russia's economic slowdown than the sanctions. Importantly, Putin acknowledged that the Russian economy hasn't yet shed its dependence on exports of raw materials, but noted that non-energy exports have been growing.

Putin also recognized that people's incomes have fallen and 13.5 percent of Russians now live below the poverty line, currently equivalent to $170 per month.

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Most of the questions during the show were about low salaries, decrepit housing, failing health care and other social problems. As in the past, Putin chided local officials for failing to provide due care for people and ordered them to quickly fix the flaws. Even before the show ended, local officials rushed to report that they are looking into the problems.

Putin also offered a glimpse into his closely guarded private life, saying he has two grandchildren whose privacy he wants to respect.

Putin, who in 2013 announced on state television that he was divorcing his wife, has two daughters in their early 30s who haven't been seen in public for years and became the subject of rumors. One of Putin's daughters was reported to be in charge of a lucrative project to build a Silicon Valley-like community under the auspices of Moscow State University.

Putin said during the show that both of his daughters live in Moscow and "work in science and education." He said one of his grandchildren goes to pre-school and the other, a boy, has just been born. He said he doesn't want to give details about his family for fear of hurting their privacy.

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aloha_snakbar's picture

Maybe James Commie could get a job there as Vlad's chauffer....

Zoomru's picture

***..... Meanwhile, over in a DC cafe.... ***

FBI legal assistant: "... Now, explain to me why you are considering defecting again..." 

Russian Embassy clerk: "....well, if Putin is Mo and Comey is Larry and the American Men are Curly...... I choose Curly. 

FBI legal assistant :".... You do know you just named the 3 Stooges...? 

Russian Embassy clerk: " Should I have used the Little Rascals...?" 

silverserfer's picture

After hearing this announcement, John McCain became frothy at the mouth and bit his maid on her leg then proceeded to pee his pants.

BigCumulusClouds's picture

Please refrain from citing Infowars stories. We all know Jones et al work for the elite. It is called controlled opposition. In fact Jones just reaffirmed his government employment when he refused to say " nobody died at Sandy Hook."

nevertheless's picture

"controlled opposition", the true way to tell what the elites are up to.


The idea that a corrupt human like Trump is going to "save America" is ludicrous, as ludicrous that a media that LIES ALL THE TIME, is suddenly going to be honest in their desire to undermine Trump, especially considering the same people that own Trump, own the media. 


Trump administration had more representatives from his administration than any other administration in history.

The top topic on the Builderberg itinerary is listed as: The Trump Administration a progress report...


Is-Be's picture

Well if Trump is corrupt and the media is corrupt, surely we should be dancing like Israelis with delight that they have taken cudgels to each other?

But I fail to find even a chuckle in my throat.

The cuckoo clock has destructively exploded

The steering wheel has come adrift in Moe's hands.

No? I tried


BigCumulusClouds's picture

When all is said and done let them never say Putin did not have a sense of humor. LMFAO.

blindfaith's picture



Dear Mr Putin,


The difference is, Comey is a Democrat and Mr. Snowden is not.

nevertheless's picture

Comey is a puppet, a slave to the machine that rules Washington, just like Obama, Clinton and Trump. 

bornlastnight's picture

Ah...you had me singing your praises until you clumped Trump with those Washington weasels.

But on the lighter side, I decided to forgive and forget...and downvote your lying ass.

Joebloinvestor's picture

Russia won when they convinced the west that central planning actually worked.

veritas semper vinces's picture

You are delusional,confusing Russians with the JOOOOOs

nevertheless's picture

I don't read any comments that we should adopt their political model, rather the fact that Russia is consistently on the right side of current issues exemplifies how corrupt Washington actually is. 


Putin has more love for his people, than the last 5 pieces of shit Presidents America had been forced to elect. 

pankowboy's picture

DJT should schedule a substantial home-and-home summit with Vlad, during which they could announce multiple areas of cooperation appealing to the middle of the USA and Russia, and compare notes on fine looking babes. There is indeed more basis for us to cooperate bilaterally than to initiate hostilities, and what better way to just say F*** You to the Swamp Creatures of all types.

mendigo's picture

Rukies have killer sense of humor.

Craven Moorehead's picture

The Russians are a nation of drunken, wife beating, gay bashing, trouble making deplorables, we hate them and so do you, now go home and enjoy the wonderful peaceful life we have provided for you and your new muslim neighbors

nevertheless's picture

You had me until you degraded to Muslim bashing.

Anyone who bashes Muslims, especially considering the devastation we have brought upon them because of our acquiescence to Zionist Jewish power, is full of shit.

I have lived from one end of this country to the other, and while Trump and his Zionist masters love to distract us with hating Muslims, I have never seen a Muslim in any neighborhood I have lived in, except when I was a kid, and we had Iranian neighbors and they were great. But there are foreign born Spanish speaking immigrants EVERYWHERE. Tens of millions of Latinos, non of which are interested in assimilation, and all of whom are having tens of millions of anchor babies. 


Zionist Bitch Trump ran on illegal immigration enforcement, but has done less than Obama so far. Border crossing apprehensions are DOWN compared to obama who captured more illegals. Trump and his masters go after this Muslim shit to distract form America's real threat, mass Latino immigration. But we all know mass migration, open borders and "multiculturalism" are Zionist top priorities for American and Europe. 

Frederico's picture

Most Arab countries are false constructs that were created afte the fall of the Ottoman Empire (WWI). Unlike the rest of the ME, the Iranians are NOT ARABS. They are Persians - a high IQ people racially a lot closer to Europeans than their Middle Eastern counterparts.

Agree with your anti-zion rethoric nonetheless.

shadow54's picture

Has anyone noticed that Mueller hired four Democrat lawyers in his RussiaGate investigation and immediately a leak emerges citing 5 officials, and saying Trump is now under investigation?
Is it possible Comey has already got to these Democrat lawyers and the 5 officials are them and him? Or even worse, are the officials leaking Mueller and his Democrat  lawyers, who want the public prepared when he announces it officially?

Jethro's picture

The only thing that could've been better with Mr. Putin's statement is if he had sent a check to Comey for "services rendered".

VWAndy's picture

 Once a spook always a spook. Its one thing you can count on. With spooks if its important they are not going to be giving it to you straight. Ever.

runnymede's picture

Paging Boris A--------

Want to get your take on this, and Putin in general. The mic is yours

any_mouse's picture

This is why I like Putin. He gets the idiotic logic of the US government and he is willing to point the fact out publicly.

Where is Reality Winner? 15 minutes over already?

240gr JHP's picture

Russia is not America's enemy.  SAUDI ARABIA IS!

Panic Mode's picture

Comey, we all know you are going to work Goldman. You have integrity my arse.

Village-idiot's picture

Have you figured out already that promoting homosexuality, vaccines, legalization of pot, opioids, blacks vs whites, ANTIPHA, destruction of Christianity and the family unit, drugs, giving guns to young blacks, refusing to convict any cop for anything, destruction of the food by GMOs and chemicals, fluoridation of the water supply, etc, etc, etc, is all part of the master-plan to reduce the world's population.

And, the general population is so stupid that it's working! (while we continue to watch Gilligan's Island reruns)

On the other hand, Putin is cleaning up the food supply by refusing to allow GMOs and agro-chemicals into Russia, saying that Russia will have the cleanest food in the world. Outlawing pedophiles and homosexuals access to children. All while he waits for the US and the rest of the Western countries self-destruct.

There's a man who cares about his country and his fellow citizens.

Is-Be's picture

destruction of Christianity

One ray of sunshine in a litany of woes.

But no. Monotheism sends in their shock troops, Islam, to reinforce their Sauron of the evil eye hold over the insouciant masses.

And the other catspaw, the Pope, likens the invasion to the unfortunate Jewish refugees.

Monotheistsx all. The manifestation of evil itself as they direct the unthinking hordes to slaughter each other until the very Earth itself cries "Enough!"

See how red grow the roses in the world. They gorge upon blood.

SwaziRed's picture

Derision from Vlad, and some delicious mocking by the Australian PM:


At least Vlad didn't gratuitously mention the pee-pee tapes again. Maybe next time.

Face it, trumpcucks: Donny Two Scoops is the laughing stock of the world.  Buh-lieve me. This I can tell you.

Ross123's picture

As if anyone would take any notice of Turnbull. He is just a joke of a PM and won't be around much longer.

SwaziRed's picture

Yeah, as if CNN took no notice. Nor NYT & BBC & The Telegraph & The Guardian & The Independent & USA Today & The Financial Times & The Daily Mail & Time Magazine. Just google 'turnbull mocks trump' to see all the abject lack of interest.

Ross123's picture

Of course the MSM will lap it up and twist it to attack Trump. They would do the same if a 5 year old kid said it.

Is-Be's picture

He is just a joke of a PM and won't be around much longer

Turnbull a joke?

Has it been bought to your attention that he was groomed by the Vampire Squid?

Observe how Mortlock (sp. Is that Mordock?) got on to channel 10 as a major shareholder and now, dear oh dear, it's gone bankrupt. And a great cry has gone up to ease the media ownership laws so Mudlark can rush in and "save the day".

Only the Vampire Squid finds Allbull's humour funny.

the cork's picture

Up yours libtard - Get over it.  YOU LOST - Loser.

Buck up snowflake - kum-bay-ya

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Is it considered "election meddling" when a bunch of kikes have lobbying firms on K street?

steveo77's picture

New article up, worth reading


Lies From the Nuclear Cartel, Using Mass Media To Try to Control the Narrative of Safety
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We know that nuclear is sloppy and not safe at any level. And so the nuclear cartel attempts to control the narrative by publishing the exact opposite of the truth.

2 examples:

1) Forbes is publishing an article trying to convince people that there is no need to worry about the nuclear spent fuel pools all over the country (and world for that matter).

2) In Belgium their nuclear plant are old and defective, so they hire scientists to lie about the amount of cracks and risks, and then further use mass media to just mis-report the amount of cracks.

As an aside, I noted that the consolidation of "power" within mass media continues.

fallst's picture

Lucky he has a sense of humor. Risking WW3 for this obstruction is not wise.

Oberst-Gruppenfuhrer's picture

Putin <----------------------------------------------------------- the Top.  A true master.



Trump <---------------------------------------------------------

Wonder Woman(Linda Carter version of course) <-----------

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Chuck Schumer led Senators <-------------------------





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Hillary Clinton <-------------------------- the bottom....a soggy bottom.












ChaoKrungThep's picture

Could you say all that in 10 lines or less?

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Greed is King's picture

"Putin said he did not consider the US to be an enemy of Russia and claimed he wanted a "constructive dialogue" with Washington".

Just one thing wrong with that Vlad, Washington does`nt do constructive dialogue, if you want to reach a deal with Washington you have to drop your pants, bend over and enter the room backwards; that`s the way American Diplomacy works, the only way.

Greed is King's picture

"What is the difference then between the FBI director and Mr. Snowden?".

That`s an easy one to answer, Snowden exposed the wrongdoings of the Establishment, Comey covered up the wrongdoings of the Establishment.

Comey is now being used by his Establishment masters to exact revenge on Trump for daring to take the crown from off of Queen Hilary`s head, for which no doubt he will be amply rewarded, while Snowden is still being sought by the same Establishment and if caught will have revenge exacted upon himself.

DeusHedge's picture

It's funny that everyone on here rags and drags the trolls through the mud, and yet, of all the non-appearing comments the ones that get the most replies are the obviously liberal.

Mithera's picture

If.... and I say IF.. Putin/ Russia hacked the election..... then should not the heads of FBI NSA etc etc... be fuckin sacked and arse -raped for having the biggest survelliance/ security systems on the planet available to them and still letting it happen. Its an admission of failure ... fuck em all off... 

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Albertarocks's picture

Putin is the coolest troll out there.  Truly a master of Covfefe.

Heroic Couplet's picture

Does the Russian leader really use the term "weird"?

AnarchistRex's picture

And they wonder why Putin is popular in the west ... it's because he has a fucking sense of humor ... something most western politicians completely lack.