John Kirby Responds To Critics Of Swapping Viktor Bout For Brittney Griner

  • “He would have gone free anyway in 2029,” Kirby said in response. “He wasn’t serving a life sentence.”
  • Raddatz pushed back on his statement, saying, “that’s a long way away.”
  • “It’s six years away,” Kirby replied. “And nobody’s doing backflips over there about the fact that Mr. Bout is a free man six years earlier than he would have been.”
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