Analysis: Viktor Bout release a ‘domestic win’ for Putin

Rush Hour

(NewsNation) — The U.S. was able to secure the release of WNBA player Brittney Griner in exchange for Viktor Bout, a notorious Russian arms dealer.

NewsNation host Leland Vittert says it gives Russian President Vladimir Putin a “domestic win” of bringing home someone Putin has long claimed was wrongfully detained.

Vittert joined “Rush Hour” on Wednesday to provide analysis on the prisoner exchange. Watch his interview above.

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