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I Have “Zero Trust” in U.S. Government: Wife of Brittney Griner, Basketball Star Detained in Russia

HeadlineJun 22, 2022

The wife of basketball superstar Brittney Griner says she has “zero trust” in the U.S. government after it botched a plan to have the couple speak on Saturday for the first time since Brittney Griner was detained by Russia in February. Brittney Griner tried calling 11 times on Saturday but could not reach her wife on what was their fourth anniversary. The plan was for the call to go through the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, but no one was working on Saturday to connect the call. Brittney’s wife Cherelle Griner told the Associated Press, “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?”

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