U.S. Consular Officers Speak To Griner, Whelan

U.S. consular officers are speaking with Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan on the phone today. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the U.S. Embassy hadn’t had access to Griner, who is detained in Russia, since early August. On her 32nd birthday, she said she was grateful for support she had received and for those trying to bring her home. That’s according to a statement from a Russian law firm.