Kim Kardashian Celebrates President Trump's Commutation of Alice Johnson

Kim Kardashian Celebrates President Trump's Commutation of Alice Johnson

President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted Alice Marie Johnson's life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense, a cause championed by Kim Kardashian West.

Alice Marie Johnson spent more than two decades behind bars, serving life without parole for non-violent drug offences.

While Kushner was pushing for the pardon, Trump's White House counsel Don McGahn was reportedly skeptical about the decision having merit, according to a source.

She said she would be an active force in the Trump administration's efforts at prison reform, led by son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner. In 1993, she was arrested and accused of participating in an operation that trafficked drugs, including cocaine, and was involved in money-laundering.

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.

Kardashian became a public figurehead of that campaign after discovering Johnson's plight on social media, and last week met with Trump to discuss the matter.

"I turned my life all the way around in prison and decided I'm not going to just do time or let time do me", she said.

"If you think about a decision that you've made in your life and you get life without the possibility of parole for your first-time nonviolent offense, there's just something so wrong with that", Kardashian West said.

Shawn Holley, Kardashian West's attorney who accompanied her to the White House, said the reality star broke the good news Wednesday in "the most wonderful, emotional and awesome phone call with Alice, Kim and Alice's lawyers".

"Best News Ever!" the reality-TV star tweeted of the news of Johnson's release, later adding additional thanks to the administration for its efforts. Now, her own daughter is seven months pregnant, and she can't wait to meet her grandmother, she said.

She stashed the illicit earnings there and passed along messages to her conspirators, who authorities believe earned millions in the illegal scheme. "It was a moment I will never forget". She said Johnson's commutation "is inspirational and gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance".

Kahn-who's worked with everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Dr. Dre to Imagine Dragons-wrote, "What Kim Kardashian has done is used her connection with Trump to free a family member and score some PR points".

Johnson was convicted of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine.

Johnson said remained hopeful and sustained herself on the support from her family.

"I'm kind of shocked I'm winning a fashion award when I'm naked most of the time", she joked during her acceptance speech.

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