Swapping an entitled pot-head for one of the most dangerous criminal arms dealers in the world sends every kind of wrong message. To the criminal who should learn from her mistakes and suffer the consequences she knows that the fame spotlight works; to international criminals and governments who now know they have leverage with the Biden administration; to enemy governments who can see how little value we place on international criminals; and to every legitimate US spy or soldier who is rotting in a gulag and just saw their chance of a spy-swap go up in smoke.
BREAKING— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) December 8, 2022
America-hating pothead Brittney Griner is being prisoner swapped back to the US for the most dangerous man in the World, Viktor Bout, the Merchant of Death.
Why would Biden do this now?
Exactly when Putin would profit most from having the biggest arms dealer home? pic.twitter.com/B9mD34rv7M
MORE: The swap to see Griner home for Christmas is 1-for-1 & does not involve Ret. Marine Paul Whelan, who is about to mark his 4th year in Russian custody. https://t.co/xS89z9WU3c— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) December 8, 2022
Paul Whelan told CNN in a phone call Thursday that he was happy Griner was free, but said he was “greatly disappointed that more has not been done to secure my release, especially as the four-year anniversary of my arrest is coming up.”