Kim Kardashian Celebrates President Trump's Commutation of Alice Johnson

07 June, 2018, 07:26 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Alice Marie Johnson is set to be pardoned and released from prison following an intervention by Kim Kardashian West

"To know a woman who has never met me. who has embraced my story and taken me into her heart. this is not just a publicity thing for her. Kim told me when she left that White House meeting that no matter how this turns out. she would never stop fighting for me".

Trump last week pardoned conservative commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, convicted of making illegal campaign contributions, and has recently granted pardons to the late heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson, controversial former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to then-Vice President Dick Cheney.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorised to publicly discuss the commutation before it was announced.

The commutation puts a renewed focus on the Trump administration's push for prison and sentencing changes, an effort that sometimes has clashed with the president's law-and-order approach, especially at the Justice Department. Johnson, who had been accused of participating in a drug trafficking and money-laundering operation that distributed cocaine in Memphis, was arrested in 1993 and has been imprisoned since October 1996.

Johnson has served more than two decades in federal prison for drug offenses. Appeals court judges and the Supreme Court rejected her appeals. A lawyer for Johnson did not immediately respond to ABC News' requests for comment.

Johnson had applied for clemency three times under the Obama administration but was repeatedly denied. The reasons are unclear.

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

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Johnson has served 22 years behind bars as part of a life sentence without parole. "She's a model inmate".

They also acknowledged that her warden, case manager, and vocational training instructor had all written glowing letters in support of her clemency.

" via Twitter, before going on to thank the president and Kusher". "I'm free to hug my family", she said. "And I will not disappoint the American public or the world who had so much faith in me", Johnson said in an interview with CNN.

Trump has signaled he's prepared to pardon many more prisoners he believes have been treated unfairly.

The 63-year-old grandmother expressed gratitude to Trump and Kardashian, whom she called "her angel".

Kardashian hailed the news in a tweet on Wednesday, writing "best news ever!".

- Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018BREAKING: President Trump has granted clemency to #AliceMarieJohnson after meeting with @KimKardashian West to talk about her case last week. "She could have just saw the video or read an article or whatever and just said oh that's a shame or whatever and went on with her life, but she didn't, she chose to get involved in a major way", Johnson said of Kardashian.


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