Putin has promised to grant asylum to the former head of the FBI
According to the President, in case of James Komi charges, the Russian authorities would be willing to support him as much as Edward Snowden.
The former head of the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI), James Comey, who during his tenure as the head of special services a conversation with the President of the United States Donald trump and transmits the record to the media, no different from Edward Snowden, but because in case of need can count on political asylum in Russia, said during a straight line President Vladimir Putin.
The President noted that he was impressed by the fact that Komi himself leaked to the media about the content of his conversations with the President of the United States.
He recorded the conversation with the Supreme commander and transferred through your friend to the media. It sounds strange. And what if the FBI Director then is different from Mr. Snowden? Then he is not the head of intelligence service, and pravozashitnikov Putin
“By the way, if in this regard against any prosecution will occur, we and it is ready to provide political asylum in Russia. He must know about it”, — Putin said.
At the same time the President noted that in his testimony to members of Congress in Komi Republic has not presented any evidence of Russian interference in presidential elections in the United States.
Snowden — a former employee of the national security Agency (NSA) of the USA, handed to the press details about the ongoing us intelligence agencies spying on calls and electronic correspondence of citizens of the various States.
In 2013, Snowden was declared by US law enforcement to international wanted list on charges of espionage and theft of government property. 1 Aug 2013 flew from Hong Kong to Sheremetyevo airport, has received temporary asylum in Russia, and later issued him a residence permit in Russia, the validity of which was subsequently extended to 2020. Snowden’s exact location was not disclosed for security reasons.