Kim Kardashian's Effort to Grant Clemency to Alice Johnson

Frederick Owens
June 10, 2018

Trump commuted her sentence Wednesday after a recent meeting with Kim Kardashian West, who recently visited the White house to discuss Johnson's case and a possible pardon.

The KUWTK later revealed, "The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories".

Johnson said she has not heard directly from the White House but she'd like to tell Trump how grateful she is for having her released - for herself and her family.

After having her sentence commuted by President Trump, she was freed Wednesday after nearly 22 years in a federal prison.

After lobbying from Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of a woman serving a life sentence for selling drugs.

Trump wished Johnson good luck in a Thursday morning tweet, in which he told her to "have a wonderful life".

After the heartwarming reunion, Johnson and her family spent their first day together catching up before Johnson enjoyed a night's sleep on her own terms.

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Previous appeals to the US Supreme Court have been thrown out and court records show Johnson has a motion pending for a reduction in her sentence. "I want to thank President Donald John Trump". "When you see my face, you see so many other faces that I represent".

"I am feeling no handcuffs, nothing on me", Johnson, clutching flowers given to her by her family, said through tears to reporters.

The first person was Shalom Rubashkin, a chief executive of a meatpacking company, who was convicted on charges of fraud and money laundering in 2009 and sentenced to 27 years in jail. She was then handed a sentence of life with no chance of parole, plus another 25 years.

Speaking of Kardashian West, Johnson added, "Bless Kim, our little angel".

Kardashian said the President shared the news that he granted Johnson's freedom in a phone call to the reality star. Trump told Kardashian during their Oval Office meeting that she and her husband were boosting his popularity with African-Americans, according to two people familiar with the matter. "This just isn't fair.' He knew that this was the right thing to do", Kim said.

Hers was not a miscarriage of justice case - Ms Johnson was guilty, but her lawyers argued the sentence was unduly harsh for a first time, non-violent offender.

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