Ex-UN Ambassador Expects '2-For-2' Prisoner Swap Will Win Brittney Griner's Release
A former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Sunday said he is “optimistic” about winning Brittney Griner’s release after the WNBA star was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison on a drug conviction.
Bill Richardson told ABC’s “This Week” he believes Griner will be released alongside former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan in a two-for-two prisoner swap with Russia.
“I’m optimistic,” Richardson said. “I think she’s going to be freed. I think she has the right strategy of contrition, a good legal team. There’s going to be a prisoner swap,...