Trump commutes term of Kardashian-championed drug offender

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Alice Marie Johnson, 63, had spent more than two decades behind bars, serving life without parole for drug offenses.

Kardashian West joined what has been a long-running campaign for Johnson's freedom, spearheaded by the clemency foundation CAN-DO, friends and family. Was Trump right to commute her sentence?

"Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget", she wrote on Twitter. In 1996, she was sentenced to life in prison without parole. But Kim's involvement didn't start with Donald, she told Van, "I reached out to Ivanka and I said, you know, 'I know that you have compassion for women like this.' And I explained to her her story, and she immediately got it".

She said Trump said he had investigated the case, speaking to several people, including Johnson's warden, and everyone had "a unanimous feeling of Alice, that she will live a great life", Kardashian said.

"She may have simply noticed the video or learn an article or no matter and simply stated oh that is a disgrace or no matter and went on along with her life, however she did not, she selected to get entangled in a serious manner", Johnson stated of Kardashian. She came across the article and made a decision to become Johnson's advocate.

The official said the Justice Department denied her petition because prosecutors maintain Johnson was involved in a drug cartel that was connected to violence and crime.

Kim Kardashian West arrives for an occasion on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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The likely emotional face-to-face meeting would follow a chat on the phone between the pair, when Kim called Ms Johnson in jail to personally deliver the news of the pardon granted by Mr Trump.

SHAPIRO: Many people saw the photo of Kim Kardashian in the Oval Office with President Trump. "Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance", Kardashian West tweeted. "What Kim Kardashian has done is used her connection with Trump to free a family member and score some PR points".

"I really felt for her".

Wednesday evening, Johnson was released from federal prison just hours after her life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump.

In late May, the reality TV star traveled to the White House to discuss Johnson's legal battle with the Commander in Chief. Advocates say that she's been a model prisoner, and she really doesn't deserve to spend the rest of her life in prison.

"I trust and hope and ask to President Trump to pardon him", Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos told Trump's favorite network.

"You now have a president who effectively thinks he can do things by pardons".

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