Kim Kardashian travels to Washington DC to meet with President Trump
May 31 2018
Kardashian West was first drawn to the woman's story after seeing a video profile on Johnson produced by the outlet in 2017. In November, Kardashian West hired her personal attorney Shawn Chapman Holley to assist with the case. Johnson, as Kardashian has previously discussed on social media, is now serving a life sentence without parole for a firs-time, nonviolent drug offense.
And Kardashian West isn't the only one asking the Trump administration for clemency for Johnson. But if she can use her looks, celebrity, and money to entice Donald Trump to let Alice Marie Johnson live the rest of her life in freedom with her family, so be it. The 1994 indictment describes dozens of deliveries and drug transactions, many involving Johnson. In order to be released, she would need to be pardoned by the president.
Johnson's daughters confirmed today's meeting to BBC News. She expressed her deepest gratitude to Kardashian West for her support and advocacy.
Mr Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has also been speaking with Mrs Kardashian West about the case for months.
Trump took to Twitter Wednesday evening to tout the high-profile confab on an issue - prison reform - that has brought together the political right and left in Washington and around the country. Kushner has advocated for prison reform and the First Step Act, legislation to help inmates re-enter society.
"Send a bill to my desk".
Speaking after the meeting, Kardashian said: 'I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. It's unclear if West will also attend.
"It is now in President Trump's hands to decide whether to save Alice Johnson's life", Barnett said.
What wasn't anticipated was the photo that came out of the Kardashian-Trump meet up.
She said: "Today's her birthday, so no greater gift than freedom on her birthday".
"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 non-violent offense, there's just something so wrong with that", Kim told Mic.com recently.