James Comey – Political Asylum in Russia
Vladimir Putin – James Comey – Donald Trump
“Putin Trolls Democrats, U.S. Media: Offers Comey Asylum” | LifeZette
“Master Troll Vladimir Putin Offers Comey Political Asylum” – NYMag
“Putin brutally trolls Trump, offers James Comey political asylum” – Techly
“Vladimir Putin Trolls James Comey Over ‘Strange’ Memo Leak “| HuffPost
Just to name a few of the headlines recently, my question is, just reading the headlines who exactly is Vladimir trolling, Trump or James? Maybe both perhaps?
Rumors are running that Vladimir Putin has ever so graciously offered political asylum to former FBI director James Comey, rumors that some media outlets have dramatically reported as unconfirmed sarcasm or joking, while leaving the subtle hint that they just don’t know if Vladimir was serious or not.
The truth is, Vladimir made an offhand statement which was rather cheeky if you will, about if former director James Comey needed political asylum he would get it from mother Russia.
Of course he was not serious, he is growing weary of the accusations that Russia meddled in the 2016 Presidential Elections.
What’s more is that James is a good old American Irish Catholic, he is pretty proud of himself and the country which he has served. He is not leaving anytime soon and if he were, I doubt he’d head to Russia.
Putin also likened James Comey’s memo leaking to that of James Snowden’s whistleblowing.
“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 said.”What’s the difference then between the FBI director and Mr Snowden?”
“In that case, he’s more of a rights campaigner defending a certain position than the security agency chief,” the Russian President continued. “It makes him not a security service director, but a civil activist advocating a certain belief.
“By the way, if he faces any kind of prosecution in this regard, we will provide political asylum in Russia for him as well. He should be aware of that.
Putin has also said of the allegations “They (the United States) meddle in all other countries affairs, what did they expect?”
Either way, he made a couple of pretty clear points.
James leaked information in an effort to be sure that a special counsel would be put into place so as to investigate allegations of Trump/Russian ties prior to the 2016 Presidential Election.
James got exactly what he intended out of the deal or rather leak.
And that other point?
To be completely honest as well, the point is simple, fake news, misleading information, guiding a public in one direction or another when it comes to electing a leader? Well our very own Government, the United States Government has been doing that to foreign states for decades if not longer.
So I hate to say it, but I am with Putin on this one, what does our Government expect?
It is a tit for a tat right?
That is of course unless Trump and/or his goon crew had any part of helping any foreign state meddle in the 2016 Presidential elections.
If that were the case then that opens up an entirely new jar of worms.
Cristal M Clark