President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke by phone Wednesday with Cherelle Griner, the wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner, who is detained in a Russian prison, according to the White House. The President has also written a response to Brittney Griner’s handwritten letter, which he shared with her wife during the call.
The Phoenix Mercury star, who plays in Russia during the WNBA off-season, wrote in a letter delivered to President Biden on Monday that she is afraid that she could be detained in Russia indefinitely. “I’m terrified I might be here forever,” Griner wrote of her wrongful detainment.
How about we give Russia Trump and they free Brittney Griner? @brittneygriner
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) July 6, 2022
President Biden and VP Harris spoke with the wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner. The call came after Griner sent a handwritten letter to the president pleading for his help to get her released from jail in Russia. https://t.co/0jdiFIZayM pic.twitter.com/bwks7DNN28See Also
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President Biden also directed his team to remain in “regular contact” with Cherelle and Brittney Griner’s family.