Brittney Griner’s wife Cherelle gave a bleak update to CNN’s Abby Phillips about the WNBA star’s time in a Russian prison. Phillips said:
“Cherelle Griner told me she had a good meeting with Biden. He gave her more confidence in the admin’s efforts to bring Brittney Griner home, ‘It allowed me to have confidence in what he’s doing right now.’
“Griner said Biden alluded to media coverage that reported the administration was prepared to swap at least on Russian imprisoned in the US for Griner and another detained American Paul Wheelan.
“But Biden did not get into specifics about the details of a swap.
“Cherelle’s sense after meeting with Biden was that negotiations have been very complex but that Biden is determined to get a deal done:
“I don’t think they have quite figured out exactly what Russia wants in return for BG.
“Cherelle has been exchanging letters from BG during her imprisonment in Russia.