Russia National Day – Vladimir Putin Offers James Comey Political Asylum…

A little funny. OK, well, more than a little.  Russian President Vladimir Putin is trolling...

Secretary Tillerson – On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate all the people of Russia on the occasion of this year’s “Day of Russia.”

The relationship between the United States and Russia stretches back to the early days of our republic. Today, our countries share unique responsibilities to uphold international peace and stability, and to cooperate on issues of global importance. We believe we can best do so when we stand together to support the fundamental values of human dignity and freedom.

As you celebrate the Day of Russia, know the United States stands with you in honoring your independence as a nation rich in tradition and full of possibilities. (link)


Vladimir Putin – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday offered to give political asylum to former FBI Director James Comey, poking at tensions between Comey and President Trump.

“If Comey will be under the threat of political persecution, we are ready to accept him here,” Putin said at a press conference, according to Russian state media outlet TASS.

Putin compared Comey’s decision to leak details of conversations with Trump to the actions of Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency leaker who was granted asylum by Russia. (link)

…”If Comey will be under the threat of political persecution, we are ready to accept him.”…

…”Very funny.  You put the little chubby guy in charge of that?”…

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208 Responses to Russia National Day – Vladimir Putin Offers James Comey Political Asylum…

  1. Bull Durham says:

    During today’s Direct Line 4 hour Q&A Putin talked slightly about his grandchildren. He said he has two, one recently born. He refuses to name his kids, talk about them or allow them public lives. He said his children should not be “Princesses or Princes”.

    His finish line to his nation was classic. “We will be fine.” He has always talked to his people, for all their troubles and losses and setbacks, with great positive messages. (Just like DJT).

    I wish folks could get an unfiltered view of Russian people, their Heartland people, like in America.
    We really have so much in common. Both countries grounded in Christianity and hard work.

    He explained about a Cathedral in St. Petersburg that the Soviets made into a Museum. Now it is being given to the Orthodox Church. This upset a lot of people, thinking that the Museum will be lost.

    He explained that it will what it was built to be, a Cathedral. And it will remain a Museum. Common Sense. “We will be fine.”

    His depth of culture in literature and history, his ability to quote famous authors of the past, his sense of humor and his plain talk are quite amazing. He was schooled in university as a lawyer, trained as an intelligence officer, speaks three languages, though he said he isn’t fluent in English, just Russian and German.

    I know a lot of folks have absorbed all the demonization but just look what the very same IC and MSM sources, and politicians tell us to believe about DJT. Same demonization.

    Russia is not our enemy nor a threat. If we threaten them, contain them, surround them, then they are more than equal to utterly destroy any form or scale of attack. Meanwhile, lets see if Trump can get more than a few minutes with Putin in Hamburg in July at the G20. The seriousness of the global situation really deserves them talking for 3-4 hours.

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    • Joe says:

      I wish Putin would start Tweeting a lot. Tweet Diplomacy. How Tweet it is.

      Liked by 2 people

    • jmclever says:

      I appreciate your perspective, but I think it is important to remember who Putin is. And who the government of Russia is and has historically been. While the U.S. and Russia may be partners from time to time, ideologically, we are very far apart on many things. Bill Whittle puts it very eloquently.


  2. Bull Durham says:

    There was an assassination in Donbass yesterday. A sniper killed a babushka (grandmother) in her garden.

    The shelling of the village Sahanki included a sniper bullet in the head, killing Vera Alekseevna born in 1939, which at that time was in her garden. According to our intelligence, the fatal shot was fired by a sniper from a part of the Islamic battalion in the zone of responsibility OBR 36 MP. Most likely, the shooting of civilians involved women-snipers, which are known to differ in their cruelty and unscrupulousness” he said.

    Note the “Islamic battalion” remark. The US has moved some ISIS fighters to Ukraine to add to the ethnic cleansing war crimes. Wahhabis from Chechnya, Central Asia or other parts of Caucasus who got too much war in Syria and Iraq come to Ukraine where killing civilians is what the US/EU/IMF pays for.

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    • paris23 says:

      I wish President Trump could stop what the US is doing in Ukraine. It is stunning to learn they have brought in ISIS. There are many in our government, in our foreign policy establishment, and in the EU/NATO, who should be lined up and shot, imho. They are slaughtering devout, peaceful Christian people. The genocide of Christians is the subtext beneath so much of their policy.

      Regarding the comment he made about women snipers, I think it is remarkable to people when women commit such atrocities and so it seems more cruel. We know there have been many atrocities committed in Donbass before women snipers were there.

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    • Deplorable Ukie says:

      The Ukrainian-controlled town of Sukha Balka some 10 kilometers southwest of Toretsk, and about 10 kilometers from the front line was shelled by Russian-backed forces overnight on June 15, according to Ukrainian officers in the Joint Coordination and Control Center (JCCC), a cross-frontline military liaison body.

      A large-caliber artillery round, probably a 152-millimeter shell, fired from the occupied city of Horlivka, made a direct hit on a house in Sukha Balka, killing a 52-year-old male inside, the JCCC said.

      The Anti-Terrorist Operation [ATO] reported that Sukha Balka (Sukhaya Balka) was attacked in shelling by Russia-backed separatists from Gorlovka, and one villager was killed by shelling.


    • BabyBoomer says:

      FYI…Babushka actually is a square head scarf folded in half into a triangle, worn over the head, and tied under the chin. I attended an Catholic church which was steeped in Slovak immigrants. We female children wore babushkas to Mass but removed them when we left the church building. The older Slovak women would wear a babushka all day as was the custom in the old world. It was a long-time tradition and it is easy to understand how the older ladies come to be referred to as the “Babushkas.”

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      • John Denney says:

        Many women in southeast Iowa of German/Polish ancestry wore the same, but just called it a scarf. It was very practical. One made of very thin material would fold up small enough to put in a pocket or handbag, ready to pull out when the weather changed, which could happen dramatically in minutes.


  3. Laura Wesselmann says:

    I’d love Comey to head for Russia for some old fashioned “interrogation”. Don’t think his pleas for mercy would include “That is a very interesting question “

    Liked by 1 person

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