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Brittney Griner isn’t forgotten, Blinken says

CNN host Jake Tapper requested if there is likely to be a swap of prisoners, with Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan (detained in Moscow in 2018) returning house to the United States in change for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms supplier who was convicted in Manhattan federal court docket in 2011.

Blinken didn’t say in some way.

“As a general proposition, Jake,” Blinken replied, “I have got no higher priority than making sure that Americans who are being illegally detained in one way or another around the world come home. And that includes Paul Whelan. That includes Brittney Griner. That includes people in a number of other countries.”

The House on Friday handed a decision launched by Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.) calling for her quick launch. “I’ve been lucky enough to watch Brittney develop and grow as a professional athlete, but also as a leader here in Phoenix,” Stanton tweeted after her arrest. “We won’t stop working until she’s safely home with her family.”

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