Report: Russia ‘Ready To Discuss’ Prisoner Swap For Griner

The Russian government says it’s ‘ready to discuss’ a prisoner swap for Brittney Griner. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Vladimir Putin and President Biden had established a ‘special channel’ to work out a possible deal. On Thursday, Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison on drug smuggling charges  – a sentence Biden called “unacceptable”. It’s been reported that the U.S. is offering notorious arms dealer Victor Bout in exchange for Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan. Do you think a deal will be worked out?  Was Griner’s arrest and conviction a political ploy on Russia’s part?