(TheRedAlertNews.com) – BREAKING NOW: In a controversial move sure to be met with outrage by many, President Joe Biden made a prisoner swap deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As Fox News spells it out in “Brittney Griner released from Russian prison in swap for convicted arms dealer“:
“Brittney Griner was arrested in February before the start of the Russia and Ukraine war for bringing in vape cartridges containing oils derived from cannabis through a Moscow airport as she was returning to the country to play for a basketball league in the country.
“About 10 months later, just weeks before the Christmas holiday, Griner is coming home.
“Griner was freed from a Russian penal colony on Thursday in a prisoner exchange for convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News.” [emphasis added]
Despite the controversial nature of the deal, Biden seems eager to trumpet what has occurred.
“President Biden tweeted about Griner’s release. He was seen in pictures with Vice President Kamala Harris and Griner’s wife, Cherelle Griner.
“‘Moments ago I spoke to Brittney Griner,’ the tweet read. ‘She is safe. She is on a plane. She is on her way home.'” [emphasis added]
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BREAKING: Russia has freed American WNBA star Brittney Griner in a prisoner swap, with the U.S. releasing Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout – AP
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 8, 2022