Detained Veteran’s Brother to Newsmax: ‘Devastated’ Whelan Not in Swap

David Whelan, the brother of imprisoned U.S. Marines veteran Paul Whelan, told Newsmax that he was “devastated” to learn Paul was not a part of the recent U.S.-Russian prisoner exchange.

In a Thursday appearance on “Prime News,” David Whelan said the Biden administration has worked with his family “to bring all Americans home” hours after WNBA star Brittney Griner was swapped for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout.

“There are American citizens being held in many countries,” Whelan noted, citing “Majd Kamalmaz in Syria and Siamak Namazi in Iran.” However, he’s “confident” President Joe Biden “will continue to work on Paul’s case.”

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