Not Biden. Not Blinken. Rodman.
According to a report from Fox News, former NBA champ and arguably the best rebounder to ever play the game Dennis Rodman may be on his way to Russia to advocate for WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release.
He “got permission,” according to Rodman.
From Fox News:
The basketball Hall of Famer, who was at a sneaker convention in Washington, D.C., over the weekend, told NBC News he was looking to head over to Moscow at some point this week.
“I got permission to go to Russia to help that girl. I’m trying to go this week,” he told the outlet, adding he knew Russian President Vladimir Putin “too well.”
The U.S. State Department is strongly advising against Rodman’s visit —they even issued a warning.
“Do not travel to Russia due to the unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces, the potential for harassment against U.S. citizens by Russian government security officials, the singling out of U.S. citizens in Russia by Russian government security officials including for detention, the arbitrary enforcement of local law, limited flights into and out of Russia, the Embassy’s limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in Russia, COVID-19-related restrictions, and terrorism,” the warning reads. “U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Russia should depart Russia immediately. Exercise increased caution due to wrongful detentions.”
In 2014, Rodman described Putin as “cool” in an interview on FOX Business.
Not sure we’d agree with that assessment, Dennis.
More over at Fox News
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