Dana Bash speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Via Wikimedia Commons.

CNN’s Dana Bash offered up a new wacky conspiracy theory about Russia and its arrest of now-convicted drug smuggler Brittney Griner, an American WNBA player.

The Daily Wire reports:

The Biden administration is reportedly attempting to obtain a release for Griner and also U.S. citizen and former Marine Paul Whelan, who was arrested on espionage charges, by trading them for Russian weapons trafficker Viktor Bout, was convicted on terrorism in 2011 after attempting to sell missiles to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in order to shoot down U.S. military helicopters.

CNN National Security Correspondent Kylie Atwood noted, “I do think it’s important to note that administration officials are saying that when it comes to a potential prisoner swap to get Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan and other Americans who’s wrongfully detained in the country, to get them release, that the ball is in Russia’s court now.”

Bash turned to CNN Senior International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen, to make her intersectional point: “Fred, since you have been in touch with the defense for all these months, let’s just get real. How much of this is because she is a six-foot-nine, black, lesbian American?”

Pleitgen gave her support, saying, “Well, I think that the last part, especially being an American is obviously one of the big issues and certainly something that may have led to a tougher verdict here. Of course — we, of course, always have to say that, you know, especially someone who is lesbian or gay here in Russia has a really, really tough time.”

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Jawad
Jawad
3 months ago

Maybe it’s not so wacky. After all, the minorities and queeps have been on the ascendancy for a while now, thanks to the Left. What better way to placate them than to cave and honor them? Better to bail out a triple-identity figure than some poor white male Marine? (I’d bring the Marine home first, but white males are now at the bottom of the totem pole)

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago

Our CIC (Coprolite in Chief) has no inkling of the real world. Left to his judgement, he’d trade a hundred valuable Russian intelligence operatives for the drug addicted WNBA player. And the accused Marine? The CIC would simply whine, “C’mon man, why?” Our CIC is devoid of judgement and without any moral compass, seeks only wealth.

Jamey
Jamey
3 months ago

The modern Democrat liberals are SO in love with any sexual freak they can find or identify (especially if they are Negro or any other so-called minority) they are willing to condemn an American marine to a Russian prison cell. I say to hell with the freaks, and to hell with the modern Democrat liberals – especially the immoral creep, Joe Biden. BRANDON all the damn time! November can’t come soon enough!

Peter Smith
Peter Smith
3 months ago

How’ can this “National Security Correspondent” call the detentions being “wrongfully detained”. That is what is supposed to happen when one breaks the law.