US Officials Met With Brittney Griner, White House Says

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U.S. embassy officials in Moscow have visited jail WNBA star Brittany griner just weeks after a Russian court rejected her appeal I'm Ben Thomas with an update on the case Brittany griner is serving a 9 year sentence She was convicted of drug possession after Russian police said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage at Moscow's airport White House press secretary karine Jean Pierre U.S. embassy officials in Moscow were able to visit Brittany griner today We are told she is doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances The State Department adds the official saw firsthand her to nasty and perseverance in the U.S. is pushing for her immediate release as well as that of Paul weyland He was sentenced in 2020 to 16 years in prison on espionage related charges he and his family say are bogus The White House says the U.S. has made a significant offer to resolve the cases

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