On Wednesday, President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with Cherelle Griner, the spouse of the W.N.B.A. star Brittney Griner, in accordance to an announcement launched by the White House. Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia on drug expenses since February.
During the decision, Biden learn a draft of a letter he deliberate to ship to Brittney Griner.
“The president offered his support to Cherelle and Brittney’s family, and he committed to ensuring they are provided with all possible assistance while his administration pursues every avenue to bring Brittney home,” the assertion learn.
Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17, accused by the Russian authorities of getting a vape cartridge with cannabis oil in her baggage at an airport close to Moscow. Her trial started on Friday. On Monday, Brittney Griner despatched a letter to Biden pleading for his assist.
The U.S. authorities has categorised Griner as “wrongfully detained” and is working to safe her launch whatever the consequence of the trial.
Wednesday’s assertion from the White House described Brittney Griner as “wrongfully detained in Russia under intolerable circumstances.”
It additionally stated Biden had instructed his nationwide safety workforce to maintain “regular contact” with Cherelle Griner and Brittney Griner’s household. Cherelle Griner has publicly expressed frustration with Biden and his administration’s efforts to safe her spouse’s launch.
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