NBC News scrubbed its bombshell report that Russia offered the US Brittney Griner OR former Marine Paul Whelan in exchange for the “Merchant of Death.”
Joe Biden on Thursday announced he traded the world’s most wanted fugitive, Russian Viktor Bout, AKA, the “Merchant of Death” for pot-smoking anti-American baller Brittney Griner.
The White House on Thursday said Joe Biden did not have a choice.
“Unfortunately, the choice became to either bring Brittney home or no one,” Karine Jean-Pierre said.
However, according to NBC News, Joe Biden had a choice: Brittney Griner OR Paul Whelan.
Citing a senior government official, NBC News said, “…Russia has treated Whelan differently because he is an accused spy, and that the Kremlin gave the White House the choice of either Griner or Whelan – or none.”