Russia Ready To Discuss Brittney Griner Prisoner Swap, Moscow Says

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During a diplomatic visit to Cambodia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow is ready to discuss a potential prisoner swap after WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison on drug charges. NBC News’ Kelly Cobiella and legal analyst Danny Cevallos explain how Griner reacted to her sentencing and where negotiations to a prisoner swap stand a day after her conviction. 
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Satguy141 August 5, 2022 - 8:34 PM

8/4/22: New US covid infections, 164k, US covid ☠'s under #46 665k or 1,057 a day. Worldwide
Monkeypox cases 26,864. Biden administration declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency.

Brian Farrens August 5, 2022 - 8:35 PM

Shouldn’t we release American prisoners for marijuana first ?? The hypocrisy !!
Imagine trying to smuggle drugs into or around the USA !!

Brian Farrens August 5, 2022 - 8:36 PM

Biden is a hypocrite !!! Many Americans in prison for marijuana in the USA !!

chris Parker August 5, 2022 - 8:36 PM

I am super grateful Brittany is locked up 🤘

Brian Farrens August 5, 2022 - 8:37 PM

Should the USA release Mexican drug smugglers?? Ah the hypocrisy

Marc S August 5, 2022 - 8:42 PM

There's nothing to discuss… Russia can have her.

Raleigh Barfoot August 5, 2022 - 8:43 PM

Go to Nebraska with what she had and its a automatic felony! I smoke everyday. Do the crime do the time!

Carolyn Hughes August 5, 2022 - 8:44 PM

Not a good idea. The prisoners they want in return are at a whole new level and this will turn on us. Sorry.

James Campbell August 5, 2022 - 8:47 PM

What about that teacher that’s in there with her?

Peggy Johnson August 5, 2022 - 8:48 PM


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BOB JOHNSON August 5, 2022 - 8:50 PM

As it was said in a old tv show beretta, if you can’t do the time don’t do the crime !!! You should try kneeling and see if that helps !!enjoy your new country !!!

Bob Cob August 5, 2022 - 8:51 PM

Unlike visa, the race card is not accepted everywhere.

Lily August 5, 2022 - 8:52 PM


Chauncey Chappelle August 5, 2022 - 8:55 PM

O, we care about people being locked up for weed now. I want to know what Kamala has to say. Maybe she thinks this is hilarious too.

Lodge Forte August 5, 2022 - 8:56 PM

Republicans kiss Putin's butt because racism…

Maxi Chamberlain August 5, 2022 - 8:57 PM

Nah too late. You keep that trash. Thanks

Betch Face August 5, 2022 - 8:57 PM

9 years is harsh but if they get her out they better let out the 40,000 + in jail in the states for pot.

Piano Matron Nee Nee August 5, 2022 - 8:57 PM

Hope we can get her back home. I write about addiction She’s NO drug addict . Bad enough being in prison let alone be an American in a Russian prison especially during today’s crisis.

Lodge Forte August 5, 2022 - 8:57 PM

Biden just needs to start absorbing Russian businesses in the U. S.

Jamal Wilburn August 5, 2022 - 8:59 PM

Worst trade deal in the history of trade deals

Michael Lennon August 5, 2022 - 8:59 PM

I can’t believe we are even discussing the possibility of trading a refer addict, entitled wnba player in exchange for a genocidal mass murder who if let lose will no doubt cost countless more innocent people their lives. He’s already killed thousands of bystanders in cold blood. Surely this is a joke, a sick, disgusting joke at that. This isn’t a viable option.

Billy Pardew August 5, 2022 - 9:00 PM

Well that sucks

Niki August 5, 2022 - 9:01 PM

It’s not like she’s innocent. This is BS

Jamal Wilburn August 5, 2022 - 9:01 PM

Shows how the US favors the wealthy and famous above all else. She's a terrible basketball player, but being famous means she will get extradited out of the US for drug possessions while tens of thousands of Americans are arrested for the same offense.

Sully August 5, 2022 - 9:02 PM

2 stones are not worth an arms dealer