Skip to comments.Brittney Griner meets with US officials after White House makes ‘significant offer’ to Russia
Posted on 11/05/2022 5:16:34 AM PDT by Libloather
WNBA star Brittney Griner, who has been imprisoned in Russia for 260 days, has reportedly met with US embassy officials.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed on Thursday (3 November) that the basketball player had met with embassy officials as part of negotiations for her release.
Since her imprisonment, a mass campaign by various humanities groups and fellow WNBA players has urged the US government to bring her home.
Jean-Pierre said during the statement that the government had “made a significant offer to the Russians to resolve the current unacceptable and wrongful detentions of American citizens Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan.”
Paul Whelan is a former US Marine who was arrested in 2018 on accusations of spying. He received a 16-year prison sentence in 2020.
“[the US] has continued to follow up on that offer and propose alternative potential ways forward with Russians through all available channels,” she added. “This continues to be a top priority.”
State secretary Antony Blinken said in July that the White House had begun negotiations over the possible exchange of convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout as part of a deal to bring Griner home.
But negotiations seemed to have hit a stand-still for several months, making it unclear as to whether the current offer involves Bout’s release.
The Kremlin had previously said negotiations surrounding Griner’s release are not a priority, with Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov saying: “It’s not the main issue that we are concerned about.
“In this tense situation, I think that [Joe Biden] is thinking first and foremost about the upcoming midterm elections, Ushakov continued. “So he keeps emphasising the need to bring [Brittney Griner] back home.”
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10 to 1 they will get her out by hook or by crook .
So, Biden will help free a nasty BLM basketball player who trashes America at every step. Like a female Lebron James and Colin Kaepernick.
Great midterm slumming by Biden!
Ten bucks says that The Big Guy offered Vlad flexibility...just as Osama Obama did a few years back.
Just posting for a friend
Maybe we can resolve two issues at once: Trade Griner for VP Carmella Harris.
I got a ten spot on they don’t let her go!! I’ll throw it in my monthly donation here!!
Waaaaay too much shit talkin by this administration for Vlad to disregard. They’ll keep her for a while more me thinks...
“… to resolve the current unacceptable and wrongful detentions of American citizens Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan“
This ain’t the way to do it. If I were the Russians that would just piss me off.
“10 to 1 they will get her out by hook or by crook “
And more importantly for the Rats, BEFORE the election.
Send her to Siberia and keep her in the gulags forever.
Doesn’t this country have enough native born and illegal alien druggies? Do we really need to spend time and money to bring another one in? Especially one who hates America.
You wanna bet on that?
Why would Putin (who is reputed to be the richest man on the planet), do Dementia Joe any favors?
You are on.
I disagree. It costs money to keep her in a Russian jail. Once the Russians get a good enough offer, they will let her out.
Demented Joe can meet with Putin about this drug addict, but not peace in Ukraine.
I would only agree to trade the following for Brittney: gropin’ pedo puppet FJB or laughing hyena Kamala. Hillary would likely work for me, too.
We’ve a crisis in the Ukraine, and the Pink News expects us to give a s**t about a worthless, self-centered little turd who was stupid enough to bring drugs to Russia?
Get real. The little turd deserves what he/she/whatever got.
I used to feel sympatico with any other American in distress in a foreign land.
That is no longer so. Keep her/him/it.
When is Joe going to fight for the release of the 1/6 unlawfully detained prisoners?
Wag the Dog. Bring Old Shoe home before the elections. Desperate!
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