Grandmother gets pardon after Kardashian meets Trump

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"The morning that the op-ed dropped, I was asking God to not only make it viral, but make it super viral", Johnson said.

Johnson ranked as No. 1 on a list of Top 25 women deserving clemency by the nonprofit group CAN-DO, which seeks pardons and commutations for people convicted of strict drug laws.

Johnson had her life sentence commuted on Wednesday by President Trump after spending 22 years behind bars.

The reality television star tweeted the clip and enlisted the help of her personal attorney Shawn Chapman Holley for legal support. "I can't wait to get back on the workforce and get back to my community", she told a gathering of family members and supporters. "It was a ideal ending".

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.


Kim Kardashian West's foray into politics seems to have paid off, with Donald Trump commuting the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson.

Given this, what is more likely to have motivated Trump's decision on Johnson is his relationship with Kardashian West and her husband. Here's everything you need to know about the grandmother who moved the reality TV star.

"From the very first, when Kim heard about my story and we connected, we truly had a heart connection with this", Johnson told Strahan. "I know that it was a miracle". "I think that he really spent the time to listen to our case that we were making for Alice", Kardashian West told Mic in an interview of her conversation with the president. She applied to the Obama administration for early release but didn't get it. "I wanted to jump into their arms". Johnson was convicted and sentenced to life without parole in 1996 for her role in facilitating communications in a cocaine trafficking operation in Memphis, Tennessee. "I was drowning and you have thrown me a life jacket and given me hope that this Life jacket I'm serving may one day be taken off".

Trump is looking at cases where he can bring "relief to folks who he feels have been 'treated unfairly, ' a term the president uses frequently to describe many different situations", top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday. "I'm not bitter about it". I will sign it, and it's going to be strong, it's going to be good, it's going to be what everybody wants.

Kardashian welcomed the commutation of Johnson's sentence with a tweet.


She stashed the illicit earnings there and passed along messages to her conspirators, who authorities believe earned millions in the illegal scheme.

She wrote: "Best news ever!".

Tretessa Johnson also thanked Mr. Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who has made prison reform part of his portfolio.

Johnson is the second person commuted by Trump since taking office. But after nearly two decades together and a tumultuous relationship, my husband and I divorced in 1989.

In its statement, the White House said Johnson had "worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates".


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