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CNN’s Camerota Confronts Brother of Detained American on Anti-CNN Social Media Posts

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota spoke to David Whelan on Wednesday about his brother being detained in Russia, during which, she asked him a question about his brother’s slams against her network.

Paul Whelan‘s family is denying the allegations against him and are demanding his release after he was arrested in Moscow under espionage charges. As Camerota spoke to Whelan’s brother about recent indications that Paul’s arrest might be the Kremlin seeking revenge over Maria Butina, she asked him about a social media account Paul had on a Russian website, which he used to trash CNN as “fake news.”

Camerota insisted she wasn’t taking Paul’s attack personally, but she asked David, “is this a statement on his part somehow?”

“I don’t really know. I don’t know what’s on his VK page,” Whelan responded. “I don’t follow him on social media other than Twitter, which is where I am. I don’t know what he was intending by those photos.”

When asked why Paul used the Russian website, David guessed that his brother used it to keep in contact with Russian acquaintances he made from his travels abroad.

Watch above, via CNN.

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