Meet Brittney Griner & Marine Paul Whelan. Both Americans. Both were convicted in Russian courts on dubious charges. Both serving multi-year sentences in Russian prison. Brittney hates America Paul served America
NEW: Griner’s wife, Cherelle, is here in Oval Office, @NBCNews has learned. She and @POTUS spoke to Brittney Griner together and then Cherelle had a private talk with her wife from the president’s study.
My last tweet was no shot at Brittney Griner. I’m super happy she’s back home as she should be. I just have family who have served and it’s crazy to me the President wouldn’t bring him home too. I’m the furthest thing from a trump supporter but I’m not a fan of Biden either.
He wasn't part of the deal. Russia said Griner only or no deal. We could have gotten Whalen back in 2019, but Trump refused to sign off on the deal, because he valued Putin's word over that of the U.S. Intel community.