President Biden meets Britney Grenier at the White House

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on September 16 President Joe Biden met with Cheryl Greinerwife Britney Greinerwhere the WNBA star is still being held in Russia.

In a statement to E! News, White House press secretary Karen Jean-Pierre He shared that the two met in the Oval Office, where President Biden reiterated his “continued commitment to work through all available avenues to bring Griner home safely.”

On the same day, Biden also met separately Elizabeth Whelansister Paul WhelanAnother American who has been detained in Russia since 2018, is serving a 16-year prison sentence.

“The President expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to learn more about Britney and Paul from those they love most, and acknowledged that every minute they spend takes a very minute,” the statement read. “We are all admired for the courage of the Whelan and Greener families in the face of these unimaginable circumstances, and we remain committed to reuniting them with their loved ones.”

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