All of those critics who slammed Kim Kardashian West for taking a meeting with President Donald Trump can now eat their words.
President Trump on Wednesday commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman who was handed a life sentence in 1996 on non-violent drug charges, after meeting with Kardashian West, according to the New York Post.
Kardashian celebrated the pardon as the “best news ever” on twitter.
BEST NEWS EVER!!!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 https://t.co/JUbpbE1Bk0
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018
Kardashian West had requested the meeting to advocate for prison reform – and specifically to lobby Trump to pardon Johnson. During her time at the White House, Kardashian West also met with Trump son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner. Trump has issued several high profile pardons, including pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio, conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza and former assistant to the vice president Scooter Libby.
Johnson was convicted after getting involved with a cocaine trafficking ring – something she says she did because she was broke and had suffered through a series of tragedies, including losing a job at FedEx, seeing her marriage end in divorce and losing her son, who had been killed in a motorcycle accident. Trump is reportedly preparing to pardon up to 30 convicted felons.
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