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Wonder: Russian Woman and David Whelan

wonder: You start to wonder if all of these things are connected, according to CTV. But at the same time, they could just be arbitrary events. You look at what's going on and you wonder if this is just a large game of pieces being moved around, David Whelan told the AP via Skype from Newmarket, Ontario. Asked about the matter by reporters at the White House on Sunday, President Donald Trump said We're looking into that. His arrest has led to speculation that Russia could be using him to bargain for a Russian woman who has pleaded guilty to acting as a foreign agent in the U.S. But Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Saturday that discussing a possible swap involving Whelan and Maria Butina would be premature because Whelan hasn't been formally charged, according to Russian news agencies. Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine who also holds Canadian, British and Irish citizenship, was detained in Moscow in late December. ( As reported in the news.