That Kardashian-Trump Meeting Ended Up With Him Commuting A Life Sentence

That Kardashian-Trump Meeting Ended Up With Him Commuting A Life Sentence

That Kardashian-Trump Meeting Ended Up With Him Commuting A Life Sentence

"Everybody was crying and hugging", Scholl said. "I am loving looking at just trees, look at the cars and looking at birds and not looking at all these things through prison bars".

Kardashian West told Mic that Trump "really spent the time to listen to our case that we were making for Alice".

Donald Trump signed a pardon granting clemency for Alice Johnson on Wednesday. You should of seen the look on their faces when I popped up.

On Friday, Trump suggested he might pardon lifestyle businesswoman Martha Stewart, who served 5 months, and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is still serving a 14-year sentence for extortion and an attempt to sell the former Senate seat of President Barack Obama.

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Johnson's commutation precedes a number of prison-related actions Trump is considering, CNN reported.

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Brittany Barnett, a member of Ms. Johnson's legal team, expressed similar sentiments. Her husband, rapper Kanye West, is a high-profile Trump supporter.

"I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon".

The commutation puts a renewed focus on the Trump administration's push for prison and sentencing reform, but which has sometimes clashed with the president's law-and-order approach, especially at the Justice Department.

"It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense", Kardashian West said in a statement after meeting with Trump.

She told reporters that Kardashian was the one who first called her with the good news and thanked her especially, saying she never gave up the fight. Johnson "has been a model prisoner over the past two decades" White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement. "He takes them seriously because they impact people's lives". "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.

Federal courts including the Supreme Court rejected her appeals. She was convicted in 1996 for "leading a multi-million-dollar drug ring that dealt in tons of cocaine from 1991-1994", according to the Tennessean.

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