Is 'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout a Terrorist?
Speaking to reporters at the White House Monday, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan refused to overtly state convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who was recently released from a U.S. prison in exchange for WNBA player Brittney Griner, is a terrorist.
"I'm curious, does the administration consider Viktor Bout to be a terrorist?" Sullivan was asked.
CLAIM: "Well, he's not listed as a “Specially Designated National.” What we consider him to have been was a convicted criminal, convicted of arms trafficking and other crimes, to serve a sentence. He's served 12...