The US President: ‘Great meeting with @KimKardashian, talked prison reform’


A White House official confirmed Wednesday that Ms. Kardashian West had reached out to Mr. Kushner, who has been working on prisons and the sentencing issue, through his wife, Ivanka Trump, the president's eldest daughter. "If you think about a decision that you've made in your life and you get life without the possibility of parole for your first-time nonviolent offense, there's just something so wrong with that", she said.

Following the meeting, Mr Trump tweeted a picture of the pair inside the Oval Office.

The White House did not comment on whether or not Trump would consider pardoning Alice Marie Johnson.

Her rapper husband Kanye meanwhile has recently been hinting at his support for Trump, even meeting with him in 2016 at the infamous Trump Tower.

A rare A-list celebrity to visit the White House since Trump took office, Kardashian West was seen posing for photos in front of the West Wing before entering.

Kardashian West, according to Barnett, saw a Mic interview about Johnson's case, and "was not only moved to tears, but moved to action".

As Reason reported yesterday, Charles' story sparked outrage and widespread calls for Trump to commute his sentence.

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Kardashian West Wednesday night thanked the president for his time and reiterated she hopes he will grant clemency to Johnson.

Johnson's supporters say she has been a model prisoner.

"I can confirm she'll be here", said Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. "Today is for you", adding the prayer hands emoji. In November, Kardashian West hired her personal attorney Shawn Chapman Holley to assist with the case. Trump has the power to decide whether or not to pardon Johnson, but there has been no indicated yet as to what he will do. "To me, the prison reform thing is so dear and near to me, right?"

Kardashian West emerged from the meeting excited and tweeted about Johnson Wednesday: "Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson".

Johnson was convicted in 1996 on eight criminal counts related to a Memphis-based cocaine trafficking operation involving more than a dozen people. "It's unconscionable that she is serving a death sentence".

"I'm down for anyone who can make positive change in a positive way to give it a try".

The Johnson family first sought clemency for Alice, unsuccessfully, from President Barack Obama, gathering letters of recommendations from her warden and from members of Congress.