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WNBA star Brittney Griner lands in U.S. after prison swap

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Thought Leader: Anderson Cooper
December 10, 2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner is back in the U.S. at a Texas Army medical center for routine evaluation after spending almost ten months imprisoned in Russia. Griner was involved in a prison swap for convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout. Bill Richardson is a former UN Ambassador and New Mexico governor whose Richardson Center helped secure Griner’s release. He tells Anderson Cooper he commends the Biden administration for getting the basketball star home.

Plus, Arizona Sen. Kirsten Simena is leaving the Democratic party and registering as an Independent. CNN Senior Political Commentator David Axelrod joins AC360 to discuss if he thinks this will have any impact on the Democrat’s slim majority in the Senate.

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