Wednesday, 6 June 2018

President Trump frees drug offender grandmother by commuting her life sentence after plea from Kim Kardashian



President Donald Trump has freed a first-time drug offender and grandmother whose case has been championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

 
He commuted the life sentence of Alice Johnson, 63, after the personal plea in the Oval Office from the reality star.  
 
 
Kardashian posted a picture of Johnson with the caption: 'BEST NEWS EVER!!!!'
 
 
'So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has showed compassion & contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson,' she said in a follow-up message. 'Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance.'
 
 
She said, '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.'
 
 
Kardashian said later that she'd had a call with Alice Johnson and that it '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,' Kardashian tweeted.
 
 
Reality star Kim Kardashian met with President Trump in the Oval Office in May to pled for a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother
 
 
Kardashian posted a picture of Johnson with the caption: 'BEST NEWS EVER!!!!'
 
 
Trump met with Kardashian last week to discuss Johnson's case in the Oval Office
 
 
Johnson's attorneys had prepped Kardashian for the meeting with Trump where she begged for clemency for the for the great-grandmother
 
 
Trump met with Kardashian last week to discuss Johnson's case in the Oval Office. The White House shared a picture of Kardashian and Trump, who was grinning from ear to ear, after the meeting that reporters were not allowed anywhere near. 
 
 
Johnson's attorneys had prepped Kardashian for the meeting with Trump where she begged for clemency for the for the great-grandmother.
 
 

White House say

"Ms Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behaviour and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades," the White House said in a statement.


"Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates."


The statement added that the administration believed in being tough on crime but believed in giving a second chance to those who tried to better themselves in prison.
 
 
 
 
Daily Mail.