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According to The Hill, the Biden administration is discouraging Dennis Rodman from traveling to Russia to help free Brittney Griner, saying such a visit would only complicate existing efforts to secure Griner’s release from prison.

“We put forward a substantial proposal to Russia to seek the freedom of Paul Whelan or Brittney Griner,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters at a briefing Monday afternoon, when asked about Rodman’s stated plans.

“We believe that anything other than negotiating further through the established channel is likely to complicate and hinder those release efforts,” he added.