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US State Department Confiscates Passport of Former Marine en Route to Russia

So, get this, former Marine and UN weapons inspector, Scott Ritter, was all set to jet off to Russia for some forum.

But guess what?

The State Department swooped in and snagged his passport, leaving him grounded.

Doesn’t sound legal at all.

Scott’s feeling annoyed, understandably so.

He’s spent time serving in the Marines and inspecting weapons for the UN, not to mention his gig as an RT contributor.

But for now, it looks like his meeting is Russia will have to wait.


Nothing to see here.

Just the Biden Admin seizing someone’s passport and blocking him from traveling.

RT reports:

The US State Department has seized the passport of former Marine and UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter, he told RT on Monday.

Ritter was on his way to Russia for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) when he was pulled off the plane and had his documents confiscated.

“I was boarding the flight. Three [police] officers pulled me aside. They took my passport. When asked why, they said ‘orders of the State Department’. They had no further information for me,” Ritter told RT. “They pulled my bags off the plane, then escorted me out of the airport. They kept my passport.”

“Was this done in accordance with the First Amendment, or the Fourth,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, commenting on the news. The first amendment to the US constitution protects freedom of speech, press and assembly, while the fourth bars the government from “unreasonable searches and seizures.”

Ritter is a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer, who later served as the US and UN weapons inspector in Iraq.

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