Published: Sat, June 09, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Trump Commutes Sentence of Alice Marie Johnson After Request From Kim Kardashian

Trump Commutes Sentence of Alice Marie Johnson After Request From Kim Kardashian

Johnson's case was first noticed by Kardashian West when she saw a video about it on social media and made a decision to pay for a new legal team to fight the sentence. "Thank you for giving me another chance at life and restoring me to my family'".

That meeting took place last week - on Johnson's birthday - and Kardashian said she tried to use her platform to help those who had been working on the 63-year-old's case. "I'm going to make the most of this opportunity and I'm going to be of service to others because that's really what life is about", Johnson said. "To save someone's life and do that once a year, then that would make [my] heart fuller". Johnson, a first-time non-violent drug offender. a week after Kim Kardashian pleaded her case with Trump. How did Kim Kardashian get involved?

Speaking of Kardashian West, Johnson added, "Bless Kim, our little angel". Here's everything you need to know about the grandmother who moved the reality TV star.

Ms Johnson was released from jail yesterday, when she was immortalised on cameras while running towards her family members and hugging them in Aliceville, Alabama. She said she "was not only moved to tears, but moved to action".

Another attorney, Brittany K. Barnett, said earlier that Johnson feels overwhelmed with emotion and like she's been "resurrected from the dead". "I was a little bit shocked because she was very calm, and I had assumed she knew", she told Van. President Trump saved Alice Johnson's life today.

When asked what she's noticing now that she's outside, she said "I can't get over these phones".

"Her commutation and forthcoming release is inspirational and gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance", Kardashian West said. His own father, Charles Kushner, served time in federal prison for white collar crimes, including illegal campaign contributions and tax evasion.

Johnson was convicted in 1996 of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine.

Denied clemency three times during the Obama administration, Johnson says this time it felt different.

"I just knew him from "The Apprentice" and other things and he was amusing to me", Johnson said.

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