Biden Administration Offers To Swap Russian Arms Dealer In Exchange For Brittney Griner: Report

Written by on July 27, 2022

The Biden administration has reportedly proposed a deal to swap prisoners with Russia in exchange for WNBA star Brittney Griner, who has been detained within the nation for months after being discovered with vape cartridges containing hashish oil at an airport in Moscow.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed on Wednesday that the USA has proposed exchanging prisoners to carry house Griner and one other jailed American, Paul Whelan.

Brittney Griner
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“We put a considerable proposal on the desk weeks in the past to facilitate their launch,” Blinken stated. “Our governments have communicated repeatedly and straight on that proposal, and I will use the dialog to observe up personally and, I hope, to maneuver us towards a decision.”

As for who the USA would supply up, CNN stories that three sources have confirmed that Russian arms vendor Viktor Bout is on the desk. He was sentenced to 25 years in jail in 2012 on costs that he deliberate to illegally promote hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in weapons.

If convicted, and the US is unable to succeed in an settlement with Russia, Griner faces as much as 10 years in jail. Her authorized group hopes that her medical excuse and lack of felony intent would at the least carry her sentence down.

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