'It did not come as a surprise': Russia expert on Brittney Griner sentencing | ABCNL

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ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth spoke to William Pomeran, director of the Wilson Center Kennan Institute, on the message behind Russia’s sentencing of Brittney Griner and what may come next.

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22 comments

JT August 5, 2022 - 8:21 AM

Russia's reckoning is coming soon, it's just a matter of time…

touchmycamera August 5, 2022 - 8:27 AM

Damn Russian prison made her a dude

Buck Breaker August 5, 2022 - 8:34 AM

Great news!! We don't want her back

Vladimir August 5, 2022 - 8:35 AM

Alles sehr schön. Aber zuerst zusammen die Nummern 10 und 1. Eine empr.ONLINE Brünette und eine anderej Blondine. Es wäre unfair, wenn ich 4 wählen würde

dirty girl August 5, 2022 - 8:38 AM

Justice serve 🥳

Tom Peters August 5, 2022 - 8:39 AM

Brittney Griner is a convicted drug-smuggler and will be in a Russian penal colony (work camp) for a long time. The US GOV told her family and friends to remain quiet and let them do what they do. Well, Griner's wife, Cherelle decided to get on TV and talk about how the white house isn't doing enough at an Al Sharpten rally. Rev. is a criminal and has been for many years. No credibility. Also, the WNBA, NBA and mainstream media joined in and it went horribly wrong for Griner. Negotiating prisoner swaps through the media is a bad idea and it backfired on the US GOV, WNBA, NBA and the dirty "Shadetree" Rev AL. You can play the "race-card" in the USA, but not Russia. Her own people let her down, sorry as it is.

Sergei Kylik August 5, 2022 - 8:44 AM

❤Only for fans over 18 year⤵️ Alles sehr schön. Aber zuerst zusammen die Nummern 10 und 1. Eine warmthhh.Online Brünette und eine andere Blondine. Es wäre unfair, wennu ich 4 wählen würde

Mischa Daineko August 5, 2022 - 8:47 AM

Alles sehr schön. Aber zuerst zusammen die Nummern 10 und 1. Eine verwohn.online Brünette und eine anderef Blondine. Es wäre unfair, wenn ich 4 wählen würde

Eric Moore August 5, 2022 - 8:48 AM

Oh noooo!

Golden Vulture August 5, 2022 - 8:50 AM

Like all other convicted ex-defendants her chances of getting the conviction overturned is 1%

BlueEyed Wolf August 5, 2022 - 8:51 AM

In a country up to it's ears in vodka.

LISA MORROW August 5, 2022 - 8:52 AM

That's just way too harsh a sentence.Why won't America get her out of there?She simply forgot..it's her legal prescription.Geeze it's not as if she intentionally was trying to do something illegal.She should get time served.Really…is her country facing her?

Brutus Smithers August 5, 2022 - 8:53 AM

That’s too bad. Now she has plenty of time to think about how terrible the United States is while she’s there. Have fun.

Biden Won!!!! August 5, 2022 - 8:58 AM

Must be missing her “racist” and “oppressive” country now

Sunshine 🌞 August 5, 2022 - 9:00 AM

🤔🤔🤔 I wonder if she is still so anti-american after all this…

Billee Valentain August 5, 2022 - 9:02 AM

Alles sehr schön. Aber zuerst zusammen die Nummern 10 und 1. Eine empru.ONLINE Brünette und eine anderem Blondine. Es wäre unfair, wenn ich 4 wählen würde

zwan August 5, 2022 - 9:02 AM

Stay over there and ROT

Alex Bailey August 5, 2022 - 9:06 AM

We're not in Kansas anymore…

Tolovve August 5, 2022 - 9:10 AM

What a nightmare.

Hogan602 August 5, 2022 - 9:15 AM

👍👍👍

Scummy Mummy August 5, 2022 - 9:19 AM

The US needs to sentence all drug offenders this same way. Talk crap all you want, I did heroin for 20 years and just stopped 4 years ago. I am for justice

Breezy BeEazy " The Wise Warrior August 5, 2022 - 9:24 AM

This is political … This happen right as Russia invaded Ukraine.. She's being held a political hostage …..