Trump: If I Win, He’ll Be Let Go

Donald Trump

(TheIndependentStar.com) – Referring on his strong negotiation skills, former President Donald Trump stated he is confident that Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter Evan Gershkovich will be let go if he wins the November election.

Gershkovich has been held in Russia because of unfounded espionage charges since March 2023.

Trump addressed Gershkovich’s situation as the 32-year-old journalist appeared in a Russian court for the commencement of his trial. The U.S. government has labeled Gershkovich as “wrongfully detained,” and the WSJ asserted that the charges against their reporter are entirely baseless.

The former president wrote on Truth Social, “EVAN GERSHKOVICH, the young Wall Street Journal reporter who is being harshly detained in Russia as his ESPIONAGE TRIAL is about to begin, will be released prior to my taking office if I WIN the Election on NOVEMBER 5th.”

“Crooked Joe can’t do anything right, although it is likely that he will pay $BILLIONS, which continues a very bad ‘Biden Precedent,’ to get Evan home,” he added.

A senior Kremlin official informed reporters that the Russian government remains open to a prisoner swap to facilitate Gershkovich’s return to the U.S.

Previously, the Biden administration negotiated a deal for the release of WNBA star Britney Griner from a Russian prison after her arrest for allegedly entering the country with marijuana vaping materials.

Moreover, Griner was freed in December 2022 after Joe Biden agreed to exchange her for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, known as the “merchant of death.” Griner had been imprisoned in Russia for nearly ten months.

In March, Gershkovich’s detention in Russia exceeded one year. He was on assignment for the WSJ when he was arrested by Russia’s Federal Security Service.

Recently, Gershkovich’s family released a statement, saying, “These past 15 months have been extraordinarily painful for Evan and for our family. We miss our son and just want him home. We’re deeply disappointed that he will have to endure further attempts to discredit him.”

Biden is also under pressure to secure the release of other Americans, including Marine veteran Paul Whelan, held in a Russian prison; humanitarian Ryan Corbett, in Taliban custody in Afghanistan; and five American hostages believed to be alive and held by Hamas following the terrorist organization’s October 7 attack on Israel.

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