He then jokingly offered political asylum to embattled former FBI Director, who had been leading the investigation into Russian election meddling until he was sacked last month by U.S. President Donald Trump.
"And if he faces pressure, then we are happy to offer him political asylum too", said Putin.
Then he is not the head of a special service, he is a human rights activist defending a certain stance.
During Putin's press conference, he compared Comey to Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency leaker who was granted asylum by Russian Federation.
"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 reportedly said.
Stone, whose interviews with Russian President Vladimir Putin are airing on Showtime this week, accused Brennan of "creating a fear and paranoia without evidence in a time during the transition that we trust our leaders".
Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced support for a planned handover of St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, which became a focal point of protest there with thousands residents rallying against the plan.
"I know the mood of our people, we do not believe America is our enemy".
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The Russian autocrat, however, managed to outdo even his previous efforts, with a suggestion that fired FBI Director James Comey might be eligible to receive political asylum in Russia if he has been the victim of political persecution.
USA legal experts have said that Comey's action did not violate any laws.
Putin also offered a glimpse into his closely guarded private life, saying he has two grandchildren whose privacy he wants to respect.
Putin said Moscow is determined to re-engage with Washington on several pressing global issues, including nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, combatting poverty and climate change. Most questions came from citizens who complained about their low salaries, and Mr. Putin said he was working to address these issues.
On a conciliatory note, Putin added that Russian Federation still hopes for normalization of ties with the U.S.
He played it mostly straight on U.S.
"If I mention ages and names, they would be identified and never left alone".
For context, Russian Federation offered and gave asylum to Snowden after he leaked top-secret documents to The Guardian and The Washington Post during the Obama administration in 2013.
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