Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered former FBI Director James Comey asylum should he face political persecution inside the United States.

“If Comey will be under the threat of political persecution, we are ready to accept him here,” Putin said during Thursday’s televised question-and-answer session with the Russian people.

Putin compared Comey’s documentation of his conversation with President Donald Trump to that of a human rights defender. He even drew parallels to the leaks made by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden in 2013 to the former director’s actions, Politico reported.

As heard on The Hagmann Report