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Brittney Griner Faces 'Psychological Warfare' in Russian Penal Colony, Says Former Prisoner Sarah Krivanek
"The plus for Brittney is that she has a support system," says Krivanek, who predicts "the other inmates" will "back off" when they notice the outside attention she's receivingSarah Krivanek, an American woman who was released from a Russian penal colony on Nov. 7, is sharing frightening new details about the conditions Brittney Griner will face while serving her nine-year sentence.
Earlier Thursday morning, the United States reached an agreement with Russian on a prisoner swap to bring Brittney Griner home.
Trump Remarks Blasting Brittney Griner as 'Loaded Up With Drugs' Resurface
Trump once suggested Griner was "spoiled," and deserved to be imprisoned after being caught with cannabis oil in her luggage. Appearing on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show over the summer, Trump criticized a proposed deal by the Biden administration to do a prisoner swap with Russia to secure Griner's release in exchange for convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout, known as the "Merchant of Death.
The WNBA superstar has been imprisoned in Russia since February following her arrest for having cannabis oil at a Russian airport. While the sports world celebrated her release, they were also thinking about Paul Whelan.
The Marine has been in a Russian prison for four years, but wasn't part of the prisoner swap. Naturally, Republican politicians weren't happy with President Joe Biden leaving Whelan in Russia.
Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., called out Biden for his "weakness" and suggested it sends a "shameful" message to the U.S. military after failing to bring Whelan home.
Here's what Green said, via:
"The real problem here is just the weakness of this president," Green told. "We've got a Marine sitting over there. We traded this merchant of death guy who was going to target U.S. military personnel. And so what is the message we're sending to the people serving in our military, or who might one day serve?"
It's a no-win situation for Biden when it comes to the Republican party, so this isn't too surprising.
However, there are legitimate gripes when trading a Russian arms dealer.
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