Brittney Griner is the WNBA “star”, if such a word is really appropriate for a sport no one watches, who is stuck in a Russian prison because she was caught trying to smuggle marijuana-derived oil for her vape device into the Russian Federation and they treat drug crimes seriously, unlike Brandon’s America.
And so she’s stuck there, rotting away in a Russian prison. It would be sad if she weren’t an overt America hater that refused to come out on the court for the National Anthem during the 2020 season, protesting her people and homeland. So watching her rot is pretty great, even if it’s Russia doing the punishing of anti-American protesters.
However, her wife (yes, apparently she’s not only not a fan of America, but a lesbian too!) wants Brittney back, and so has been agitating for her release and pressuring Biden to get her released.
Having to rely on Biden in such a situation must be tough, as his brain seems more than a bit melted and the current geopolitical situation doesn’t help.
Yet worse, for Griner’s wife, at least, she and Brittney Griner were supposed to have a phone call on their anniversary and…whoever was supposed to pick up the phone at the US Embassy to connect the call either forgot to do so. And so Griner’s wife went nuclear on Team Brandon, sounding off about all the incompetence. ESPN reported on that, saying:
The couple has not spoken by phone in the four months since Griner’s arrest in Russia on drug-related charges. That was to have changed Saturday, when a long-awaited call was to have finally taken place. But the day came and went without any contact, leaving an anguished Cherelle Griner to wonder what went wrong and to suspect at least initially that Russian authorities had thwarted the call.
On Monday, she said she learned from her wife’s lawyers a more distressing truth: Brittney Griner had actually tried to call 11 times over a period of several hours, dialing a number she’d been given at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, which the couple had been told would then patch the call through to Cherelle Griner in Phoenix. But each time, the call went unanswered because the desk at the embassy where the phone rang was apparently unstaffed Saturday.
For Cherelle Griner, the experience has further exacerbated already simmering frustrations about the U.S. government’s response to her wife’s case. U.S. officials have repeatedly said they are working behind the scenes to get the two-time Olympian home from Russia and consider her case a top priority. But Cherelle Griner said she remains “very pissed” by Saturday’s ordeal, especially since the call had been on the schedule for two weeks and yet no one warned her during that time that it might be logistically impossible because of the weekend.
She added: “I find it unacceptable and I have zero trust in our government right now. If I can’t trust you to catch a Saturday call outside of business hours, how can I trust you to actually be negotiating on my wife’s behalf to come home? Because that’s a much bigger ask than to catch a Saturday call.”
Cherelle Griner said a contact in the U.S. government had apologized to her for the error. She said she has since learned that the one number Brittney Griner had been told to dial typically processes calls from prisoners on Mondays through Fridays but not weekends.
“But mind you,” Cherelle Griner said in the interview, “this phone call had been scheduled for almost two weeks — with a weekend date.”
LOL. With one character being an America hater and the other being Team Biden, it’s just fun watching the sparks fly as the two leftist camps attack each other. Meanwhile, it’s great watching Russia take its drug laws seriously.
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