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Will Russia release Brittney Griner today?

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is hopeful two Americans will be released from a Russian prison thanks to an offered swap.
In fact, Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow will propose a time for a call with Blinken about imprisoned Americans “soon.”

Blinken says he’s optimistic the prisoners will be freed.

But, is trading the ‘Merchant of Death’ for WNBA star Brittney Griner a fair deal?  Some say no.

He revealed this week that the U.S. had made Russia a “substantial offer” in an effort to have WNBA star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan freed.

Many argue that this prisoner swap would set a dangerous precedent.