President Biden managed to meet with the families of Brittney Griner. 

 A WNBA star, and Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, on Friday.

And reaffirmed his dedication to bringing the two Americans who are being held in Russia back to the house.

 According to a statement from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

"The President appreciated the chance to understand something about Brittney and Paul from the individuals.

Who adores them most and recognizes that each and every moment they are indeed being detained is a minute too long. 

 On Friday, Biden had individual meetings with Cherelle Griner.

 The spouse of Brittney Griner, and Elizabeth Whelan, Paul Whelan's sister.

 Olympic champion Brittney Griner was detained in Russia in February.

For possessing vape cartridges including hashish oil, a cannabis-derived substance. 

She was given a nine-year prison term in August 

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