Dennis Rodman says he plans to go to Russia in an try to free Britney Griner after she was handed a nine-year jail sentence on drug prices.
“I received permission to go to Russia to assist that woman,” Rodman instructed NBC Information on Saturday. “I’m attempting to go this week.”
This is able to not be Rodman’s first foray into worldwide diplomacy, having beforehand solid an unlikely relationship with North Korean chief Kim Jong Un.
However his journey to Russia is prone to do extra hurt than good, in response to a senior Biden administration official.
“It’s public data that the administration has made a big supply to the Russians and something apart from negotiating additional by means of the established channel is prone to complicate and hinder launch efforts,” the official stated, in response to NBC.
The USA strongly advises in opposition to travelling to Russia, with causes together with the “unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine,” potential “harassment in opposition to U.S. residents by Russian authorities safety officers” and the potential for “wrongful detention.”
However Rodman stays unfazed.
“I do know Putin too effectively,” he stated.