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Putin Offers Comey Political Asylum

Russian President Vladimir Putin extended a helping hand Thursday to former FBI Director James Comey, offering him political asylum in Russia if he faces prosecution for leaking his memos of private conversations he had with President Donald Trump.

Trump’s personal lawyer announced last week he would file a legal complaint with the Department of Justice’s inspector general early next week against the former FBI director leaking his own memo to the media.

While the complaint has yet to be filed, Putin said Comey had a friend in Russia if he were to face prosecution for the leak.

“If he continues to be persecuted in this connection, we will be ready to provide political asylum to him; he should know about that,” Putin said of the ousted FBI director during an interview on RT, a Russian-controlled television network.

Putin said Comey’s conduct puts him more in line with the likes of a rights activist like Edward Snowden than with a “secret service chief.”

“This sounds strange when a secret service chief records his conversation with the commander in chief to hand the record to the media,” Putin said, according to Russian News Agency TASS.

Putin adamantly denies that Russia had any involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Comey was investigating alleged Russian interference just prior to his dismissal by President Donald Trump in May.

Comey testified before the Senate last week that he leaked his memo containing records of his conversations with the president to the media in the hope of prompting the appointment of a special counsel.

“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of a memo with the reporter. I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel,” Comey said.

The memo alleged Trump asked Comey to “let (former national security adviser Michael) Flynn go” shortly after Flynn’s resignation in February.

Comey told lawmakers last week the conversation was “a very disturbing thing, very concerning.”

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel to drive the federal investigation of Russian election interference, shortly after Comey’s leak.

Trump responded to Comey’s testimony by railing against him on Twitter for being a leaker.