President Biden Meets With Brittney Griner's Wife at White House
One month after Britteny Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison on drug charges, the WNBA star's wife Cherelle Griner met with President Joe Biden to discuss the case.
, another American who has been detained in Russia since 2018 and is serving a 16-year sentence.Paul Whelan, a former U.| By Trevor Hunnicutt and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden met on Friday with families of two Americans being held by Russia, and personally reassured them he is working to gain freedom for the detainees.Americans currently imprisoned in Russia.
"The President appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Brittney and Paul from those who love them most , and acknowledged that every minute they are being held is a minute too long," the statement read."We all admire the courage of the Whelan and Griner families in the face of these unimaginable circumstances, and we remain committed to reuniting them with their loved ones.Marine who was arrested for alleged spying, listens to the verdict in a courtroom at the Moscow City Court in Moscow, June 15, 2020." Celebrities' Lives After Jail The meetings come after earlier conversations that the president, his national security team, and the State Department have held with the detainees' families to keep them updated on efforts to secure the release of their loved ones as quickly as possible.Marine Paul Whelan.Shutterstock."While I would love to say that the purpose of this meeting is to inform the families that the Russians have accepted our offer, and we are bringing their loved ones home — that is not what we're seeing in these negotiations at this time.
And was he able to explain to her what her wife did wrong So Brittney is the husband? Did he sniff her?!? She shouldn’t of brought drugs on a plane to another country. It’s her own fault. Although, marijuana is just a plant. I don’t believe it was in a plant form. She shouldn’t of brought drugs on a plane to another country. It’s her own fault.
Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan's families to meet with Biden as Americans remain in Russian jailThe families of WNBA star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan will meet with President Biden Friday as the two Americans remain jailed in Russia. 'Americans' remain in Russian jail... why is her mug shown? . She’s a 💩
Biden meets families of Russian-held detainees Griner, WhelanWASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden met on Friday with families of two Americans being held by Russia, and personally reassured them he is working to gain freedom for the detainees. Biden sat down in the Oval Office with Cherelle Griner, wife of women's basketball star Brittney Griner, and Elizabeth Whelan, sister of former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan. Biden conducted the separate meetings to assure the families that the detainees 'are at front of mind,' said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. Working? He isn't working on anything except being on vacation
POTUS Meets with Families of Russian Prisoners Brittney Griner and Paul WhelanPresident Biden met with family members of two Russian prisoners, WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan. See potential bias and similarities in coverage from foxheadlines, Reuters, espn:
Biden to meet Friday with Brittney Griner’s wifePresident Joe Biden on Friday will meet with Cherelle Griner, the wife of WNBA All-Star and Houston native Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia for over six months, the White House announced Thursday.
President Biden to meet with families of Brittney Griner and Paul WhelanFor the first time since their loved ones were detained in Russia, the families of American basketball star Brittney Griner and Marine veteran Paul Whelan will have the chance to speak to President Joe Biden in person.