President Biden Meets With Families of Detained Americans

President Biden is set to meet with the families of the two Americans who are currently detained in Russia.

President Biden is set to meet with the families of the two Americans who are currently detained in Russia. He’ll meet with the family of WNBA star Brittney Griner, after she was charged for carrying vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage. He will also meet with the family of Paul Whelan, who has been imprisoned in Russia for more than three years after being convicted on espionage charges. The President wants the families to know that both accounts of arrest remain “front of mind” for the U.S. He will meet with Griner’s wife and Whelan’s sister separately for the first time in person to assure them that they are working on getting them back everyday. A senior administration official stated there has been movement but no breakthrough on the efforts to secure their release.