On TV, Putin Plays the Role He Likes Best: Russia’s Mr. Fix-It – New York Times

In passing, he caustically offered Mr. Comey asylum in Russia, like that given to Edward J. Snowden for leaking classified materials, should Mr. Comey face legal problems for quietly passing information to the news media about his meeting with Mr. Trump.


Putin Offers Asylum to James Comey

The Russian president compared the former F.B.I. director to Edward Snowden.


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As he often does, Mr. Putin pointed his finger at America for meddling abroad. “Just take a globe, spin it and poke your finger into it at any place — there are American interests there, and, for sure, they’re involved there,” he said.

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