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Kim Kardashian travels to Washington DC to meet with President Trump

Kim Kardashian travels to Washington DC to meet with President Trump

Johnson was jailed for a first time, nonviolent drug offence in 1997, and is still serving a life sentence at Aliceville Correctional Facility, in Alabama.

Johnson was convicted in 1996 for a first-time drug offense.

Trump and members of his administration have spoken passionately in favor of prison and sentencing reform, but that has sometimes clashed with Trump's law-and-order approach, especially at the Justice Department.

Earlier Wednesday, Kardashian West tweeted, "Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson". "Jared Kushner, who I've spoke to, has been really working on some criminal justice reform bills and I would love to sit and talk to them", she told Mic earlier this month.

In a compelling opinion piece published by CNN on May 3, Johnson praised Kardashian and Kushner for coming "together to shine a spotlight on (her) case", saying, "I can only thank God, for he works in mysterious ways".

Kim Kardashian West was at the White House Wednesday, as the reality star seeks freedom for a great-grandmother serving a life sentence in federal prison.

She also shared a tweet about a man who was sentenced to only 90 days of house arrest after raping a child.

Alyssa Milano has accused the New York Post of "unacceptable sexism" for a recent headline regarding Kim Kardashian's meeting with Donald Trump.

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The White House did not comment on whether or not Trump would consider pardoning Alice Marie Johnson. "We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson's future and hopeful that she -and so many like her-will get a second chance at life".

"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 told ABC.

During the bitter 2016 election, Kardashian backed Trump's arch-rival Hillary Clinton.

Johnson's case meets the criteria for clemency, but President Barack Obama passed over her case three times.

Kardashian revealed she got in touch with Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to make her case for Johnson.

It's hard not to be skeptical of the meeting between the two not only because of the pair's lack of knowledge on prison reform, but because of Kanye West's recent endorsement of Trump. "I made some bad choices which have not only affected my life, but have impacted my entire family", she said in a February 2017 letter in the court record.

She will die in prison unless she's granted clemency.


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