Entertainment Kim Kardashian Meets Alice Johnson for the First Time: Pics

02:41  14 june  2018
02:41  14 june  2018 Source:   usmagazine.com

Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offender

  Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offender <p>President Donald Trump is commuting the life sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a woman convicted of drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West.</p>That's according to two White House officials who say Trump commuted the 63-year old Johnson's sentence. She has spent more than two decades behind bars and is not eligible for parole.

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. — Kim Kardashian West (@ KimKardashian ) May 31, 2018.

Kim Kardashian set to meet Alice Marie Johnson for the first time after her release from prison. Rishma DosaniThursday 7 Jun 2018 11:33 am. Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter Share this article via google Share this article via whatsapp Share this article via email Share

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This introduction is overdue. Kim Kardashian traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to meet Alice Marie Johnson for the first time.

The reality star, 37, filmed a joint interview with the commuted convict for the Today show on Wednesday, June 13. In a preview of the sit-down, which will air on Thursday, June 14. Kim-Kardashian-Alice-Johnson© NBC News / NBC’S TODAY Kim-Kardashian-Alice-Johnson

“I mean, I already knew just by talking to you on the phone and just seeing you in videos, but I mean you are everything and more than I ever thought,” Kardashian tells the 63-year-old.

Kim Kardashian Celebrates After President Trump Pardons Alice Johnson Following White House Visit

  Kim Kardashian Celebrates After President Trump Pardons Alice Johnson Following White House Visit President Donald Trump has pardoned Alice Marie Johnson, the great-grandmother whom Kim Kardashian West advocated for in a White House meeting last week. The White House announced the news in a statement on Wednesday, saying: “Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades.” “While this Administration will always be very tough on crime, it believes that those who have paid their debt to society and worked hard to better themselves while in prison deserve a second chance,” the statement added. The pardon comes after Kardashian West met with the president at the White House last week to plead for clemency for Johnson, a 63-year-old first-time nonviolent drug offender who in 1996 was given a life sentence without parole. Kardashian West celebrated the good news on Wednesday, tweeting a link to a Mic article about the pardon and writing: “BEST NEWS EVER!!!” alongside three praying hand emojis. BEST NEWS EVER!!!! ???????????????????????? https://t.co/JUbpbE1Bk0— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018 Mic, the publication that first brought Johnson’s case to Kardashian West’s attention, reports that Johnson will soon be released from federal prison in Aliceville, Alabama, where she has been serving her sentence for more than 20 years. Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing. pic.twitter.com/uOy4UJ41JF— Donald J.

Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget. Getty/can-do foundation. Kim Kardashian is set to meet Alice Johnson after she was granted pardon.

Kim Kardashian met Donald Trump to campaign for the release of jailed grandmother Alice Marie Johnson . Alice Marie Johnson has been in prison for 21 years for a first - time , nonviolent drug offense. pic .twitter.com/VFe29D2ve8.

Us Weekly exclusively reported on Tuesday, June 12, that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star would make her way to Memphis to meet Johnson on Wednesday. Kardashian advocated on behalf of the great-grandmother for months, paying her legal bills and meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on May 30 to ask him to commute Johnson’s life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense.

“Best news ever!!!! So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has showed compassion and contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson. Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of as second chance,” Kardashian tweeted on June 6 after learning Trump had granted Johnson clemency. “I hope to continue this important work by working together with organizations who have been fighting this fight for much longer than I have and deserve the recognition.”

Alice Marie Johnson released from prison, thanks Trump for commuting sentence

  Alice Marie Johnson released from prison, thanks Trump for commuting sentence Alice Marie Johnson, who was granted clemency earlier Wednesday, expressed appreciation toward President Trump for commuting her prison sentence and Kim Kardashian West for advocating for her case. "I want to say to President Trump, I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life. And I will not disappoint the American public or the world who had so much faith in me," Johnson said in an interview with CNN. "All I can say is thank you President Trump, and I love you President Trump," she added."I want to say to President Trump: I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life.

— Kim Kardashian West (@ KimKardashian ) May 31, 2018. Who is Alice Marie Johnson ? Johnson was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1996 for a first - time , non-violent drug offence.

Exclusive pictures taken by DailyMail.com showed Ivanka smiling at the window as she and Jared hosted Kim . Kardashian is urging the White House to free great-grandmother Alice Johnson , a first - time drug offender.

a group of people sitting in a room: Alice-Johnson-and-Kim-Kardashian-Hoda© Provided by American Media Inc. Alice-Johnson-and-Kim-Kardashian-Hoda

Kardashian even got to share the happy news with Johnson about Trump’s pardon. “When Kim told me that I was being released, I started jumping up and screaming and crying, and everyone else was crying,” Johnson explained during a June 7 appearance on Good Morning America, shortly after she was freed. “It was wonderful. I’m so glad that she was the one who was able to deliver the news to me. It was a perfect ending.”

The KKW Beauty founder shared her own recollection of the conversation on Twitter June 6: “The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories. Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget.”

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During an interview on CNN's "The Van Jones Show" Kim Kardashian West said "never say never" when asked if she'd ever run for office.A clip released Friday that previewed Kardashian's upcoming interview on CNN's "The Van Jones Show" and shows her response when asked if she would ever consider becoming an elected official.

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