Kim Kardashian is opening up for the first time about her meeting with President Trump, who later commuted the life sentence that first-time, non-violent drug offender Alice Marie Johnson was serving in prison. The 37-year-old reality show star made a personal plea on behalf of the 62-year-old grandmother who was given a life sentence in 1996 for a first-time nonviolent drug offense. Well thankfully Kim got through to Trump because it was revealed the other day that Alice was commuted & freed.
Catina Johnson was seven months pregnant when her mother went to prison, she said.
Kim Kardashian met with Trump last week to put in motion what she had been working toward for the past year: to get Johnson back home to her family. As soon as she stepped out of the van, she ran toward waiting family members who greeted her with hugs, flowers and tears. With prison now behind her, she's finding freedom in the arms of her family.More news: Nabil Fekir to Liverpool: 'He's passed his medical... I think it's done'
Trump has issued a series of high-profile pardons since taking office, including former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and, last week, conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza.
During the phone interview with Anderson Cooper Wednesday night, Johnson said she received the news via a phone call from Kardashian herself earlier today, something Kardashian also tweeted about. She was tried on charges of cocaine conspiracy and money-laundering charges. "I don't think I would be used", she said.More news: Possibility of peace treaty at Trump-Kim summit offers hopes - and fears
"I'm still waiting to exhale!" she said in an email from prison, roughly 24 hours before she was released. When Kardashian West learned of her case, she met with Jared Kushner and the president to push for her pardon. Recently the administration notified a group of 180 petitioners that they would not be granted presidential clemency, according to the Justice Department.
"It was unbelievable because she felt my mother's pain and change in her heart, and to come through and do that for my mom - forever, forever grateful", Scales said.
She also acknowledged that many people had worked on Johnson's case for years.More news: Vettel claims pole for Canadian Grand Prix