Joe Biden hand in hand with former KKK member Robert Byrd (Photo: AP)

US President Joe Biden will meet with WNBA player Brittney Griner’s wife at the White House Friday to discuss ongoing US efforts to free her from a nine-year prison sentence in Russia.

“The president wanted to make sure that their families understood that they were in mind and that his team has been working tirelessly every day to get Brittney and Paul home safely,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters Thursday.