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Putin Offers Political Asylum To James Comey, Citing Potential Prosecution In U.S.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin replies to a citizen's question during his annual Q&A Direct Line session on national television in Moscow. Source: Anadolu Agency

"What's the difference between the FBI director and Mr. Snowden?" Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Thursday during his yearly live call-in show, saying that he would offer political asylum to fired FBI head James Comey in the same way Russia has sheltered former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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