Thursday, September 28, 2023

Whelan’s Brother Claims Biden Is More “Engaged” in Wrongful Detentions

  • Paul Whelan’s brother claims that Trump wasn’t “interested” by his brother’s detention in Russia.
  • David Whelan said to MSNBC, that Biden is “more actively involved in wrongful arrests.”
  • His brother is currently in Russia, serving a 16-year sentence. 

Paul Whelan’s brother, an ex-Marine who was detained in Russia in 2018 and is currently in custody, stated that Trump wasn’t interested in working towards the release of his twin. 

David Whelan, referring to the first two years of Trump’s presidency, stated that “I think Trump was not prepared or interested in working onwrongful detention case,” He made the comment in an appearance on “MSNBC Reports” on Saturday. “The Biden administration is more involved in wrongful detentions.”

Zinhle Essamuah was interviewed by Whelan. He said that Biden’s actions had given the government more tools to help wrongful families and also to try to punish those nations.

His comments came after Brittney Griner, a WNBA player, was released from Russia. a prison swap exchangeViktor Bout, an infamous arms dealer. Paul Whelan, currently being held on espionage accusations, was not part of the final deal. Biden saidGriner’s case was treated differently by the country. 

Trump was shocked to hear about the prison swap. criticized Biden for exchanging “a player in basketball who openly hates the country,” Griner and asked why Paul Whelan was not included.

David Whelan replied to Trump blasted him in a tweet,According to him, he “appears that he has mentioned my brother #PaulWhelan’s wrongful detention more than he has in the past 2 years of his presidency.” John  Bolton, Trump’s former national security advisor, revealed that the ex-president had the chance to trade Whelan for Bout back in 2018, per the Washington Examiner.

In Instagram postCherelle Griner praised the Biden administration and others on Saturday for her release. She also called for the release Paul Whelan, as well as other Americans being held abroad. 

David Whelan, during an interview with MSNBC, stated that his brother was “extremely disappointed” to learn that he wasn’t coming home. 

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