Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Thursday during his yearly live call-in show, saying that he would offer political asylum to fired Federal Bureau of Investigation head James Comey in the same way Russia has sheltered former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Comparing Comey to Snowden, Putin said, "It makes him not a security service director, but a civil activist advocating a certain belief".
Snowden, a computer professional who had done contractual work for the U.S. National Security Agency, is now living under asylum in Russian Federation.
"[Comey] suddenly said he recorded a conversation with Trump, and then handed the tape over to the media, which is unusual".
"As for us, we have our opinion, we say it openly, but it's not some kind of underground sabotage activity", he said.
"We know that now there is a bill in the US Senate regarding toughening sanctions. Why?"
Putin said this while holding his annual "Direct Line" Q&A call-in session today.
Putin also offered a glimpse into his closely guarded private life, saying he has two grandchildren whose privacy he wants to respect.
On a conciliatory note, Putin added that Russian Federation still hopes for normalization of ties with the U.S.
In the US Congress, he noted, they now seek to impose new sanctions against Russia, this time by the Moscow position in the Ukrainian crisis, to which is added the alleged Russian intrusion into the internal affairs of the northern country.
President Vladimir Putin has voiced hope for normalizing Russia-U.S. ties.
Putin said that the sanctions have given Russian Federation an incentive to shed its dependence on oil and gas exports and "switch on our brains and talents" to develop other industries.
"I am quite sure there is no other way than just to sustain the dialogue further, especially continue talking on non-proliferation, on containment of weapons of mass destruction, on anti-terrorist activities, on all other issues of security of mutual concern - this can not be sustained without the two countries in cooperation". Most questions came from citizens who complained about their low salaries, and Mr. Putin said he was working to address these issues.
Continuing the combative mood, Putin then turned the tables on the United States, saying it was the USA which has sought to influence Russian elections by funding NGOs as part of its aspirations for global domination.
"I think it's better not to touch anything", he said.
Launching humans into space is a feat that so far only Russian Federation , the United States and China have achieved. The satellite GSAT-19, GSLV-Mk III delivers into orbit, weighs over 3 tons - a record for the Indian space industry.
Another staff member from Fish said: "I saw two people in Breadhead bakery, they had blood on them, they were civilians". It was later determined that the Vauxhall incident was a stabbing that was not connected to the other two.
In the final Ostapenko will face world No. 4 Simona Halep , who beat Karolina Pliskova in three sets in the second semifinal. They had very similar stats in serve percentage and aces, but Ostapenko hit more winners with 50 against Bacsinszky's 22.
A number of barriers on various bridges have been installed by London officials since the attack to protect pedestrians. Michael Mimbo, 25, said the suspected attacker was nicknamed "Abz" at the local gym where he worked out regularly.
The dates for the visit are being worked out, sources said. "But at the same time terror and talks can not go together". She said that India will not be impacted by some Gulf countries cutting off diplomatic ties with Qatar.
Meanwhile, the Google Play Store has Pepe Snap, Rare Pepe Clicker, Flappy Pepe, and Pepe Button, among several other Pepe apps. Now sure, I'm absolutely confident that anyone taken in by this app will be able to report it to Apple and get a full refund.
If the iPhone is connected to the vehicle via Bluetooth, the system will be able to pick up whether the user is driving or not. Furthermore, another user named Dave Schukin revealed that the drag and drop feature for iPhone is coming with iOS 11 .
Unconfirmed reports said the White House is thinking of reducing the number of visits to Cuba a person can make to one a year. However, the Trump administration is expected to maintain the full diplomatic relations restored by Obama, said the Post.
Eight games were showcased, from a number of titles under the EA Sports branch as well as new IPs like Anthem and A Way Out. Batting leadoff is Electronic Arts - the Madden Moguls, the Pelé Purveyors, the host to both Hoop Gawd and Snoop Dawg.
It seems like the answer lies in AirPlay, that open standard Apple has been using for ages to tether devices together. So far, the service has limited payments to purchases of products and services from companies and other organizations.
Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination
And the more you give me a little bit of an opportunity, the more you give me a little bit more of a leash, I can contribute. Golden State is taking its second shot at clinching the National Basketball Association championship Monday night.
Monaco win ends Ferrari's dry spell
Hamilton says Mercedes is not yet at a point where it would help one driver over the other when they are running one-two. He added: "The Ferrari seems to work everywhere so these next 14 races are going to be very hard ".
Trump Hotels unveils lower-budget American Idea chain
The Trump name will not be displayed anywhere in the hotels, the Times noted. "And we just saw there, there was a void missing. The company also says the first of dozens of hotels in another new Trump chain called Scion is under construction in MS , too.