Published: Fri, June 08, 2018

Trump Grants Alice Marie Johnson Clemency After Kim Kardashian’s White House Visit

Trump Grants Alice Marie Johnson Clemency After Kim Kardashian’s White House Visit

After serving over 21 years of a life sentence in federal prison, Alice Marie Johnson walked free Wednesday following an issue of clemency from President Donald Trump.

In addition to visiting the Kushner-Trump home last week, Kardashian also stopped by the White House for her meeting with the Donald himself, where she wore an all-black suit with unexpectedly bold neon green stilettos.

The reality star and entrepreneur tweeted in November that she consulted her legal team about Cyntoia Brown, a 29-year-old woman who was arrested for killing a man who sexually abused her when she was a teenage victim of trafficking.

It was Kardashian who got to break the news of the commuted sentence to Johnson. She went on to say that her heart "is so full of gratitude for the lovely inside and out Kim Khardashian West who made a decision to advocate for and essentially save the life of my mother, someone she had never heard of or met!"

Trump granted Johnson clemency on Wednesday.

Kardashian West welcomed Trump's action on Twitter, writing: "BEST NEWS EVER!".

Mic interviewed Johnson from prison past year.

Kim Kardashian met with Trump last week to put in motion what she had been working toward for the past year: to get Johnson back home to her family.

In its statement, the White House said Johnson had "worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates".

And Kardashian said she tried to use her platform to help those who had been working on the case.

Before their meeting, Kardashian West told Mic that if she had the chance to meet the president, she'd tell him: "I really do believe that she's going to really thrive outside of prison, and I would just urge him to please pardon her".

Obama did not honor her plea, but now Trump has.

In a recent interview with CNN's Van Jones, Kardashian discussed her involvement in Johnson's release as well as the factors that motivated her to assist.

Johnson, 63, was sentenced to life in prison on federal drug possession and money laundering charges after being convicted in Tennessee in 1996.

As Colbert points out near the end of the segment, the fact that Trump is suddenly obsessed with pardons might not be a bad thing. I mean, she has truly been relentless in her fight for me and to know a woman who has never met me who has embraced my story and taken me into her heart. Kardashian West, in an interview with Mic following that visit last week, said she felt the president listened to her concerns.

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