Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Kim Kardashian declared a 'war angel' by Alice Johnson

Donald Trump and musician Kanye West pose at Trump Tower in Manhattan N.Y. on Dec. 13 2016 Donald Trump and musician Kanye West pose at Trump Tower in Manhattan N.Y. on Dec. 13 2016
| 10 June, 2018, 13:16

Citing Johnson's good behavior and rehabilitation, President Trump on Wednesday commuted the first-time nonviolent drug offender's life sentence a week after meeting with Kardashian.

The world has changed considerably since Johnson was arrested, she noted, telling "CBS This Morning", "There are so much new buildings, and I noticed people on the phone a lot".

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner had been talking to the E! reality star for several months about Johnson's case, and Kardashian hired her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, to act as her legal counsel.

Johnson will be released from the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama, the aforementioned article states, where she's spent the last 21 years behind bars on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine, attempted possession of cocaine and money laundering.

Johnson was freed after serving 22 years in prison. She went on to say that her heart "is so full of gratitude for the handsome inside and out Kim Khardashian West who made a decision to advocate for and essentially save the life of my mother, someone she had never heard of or met!"

Video footage of Johnson leaving prison shows her running across the street and jumping into her family's arms.

"There's a lot of family that want to see her".

Obama did not honor her plea, but now Trump has.


"I never gave up hope", she said.

Johnson's case was first noticed by Kardashian West when she saw a video about it on social media and chose to pay for a new legal team to fight the sentence. She is planning to meet with Johnson in the coming days.

"I feel like my life is starting over again", she said.

Johnson had served more than 20 years in prison.

"It is an awesome feeling", Johnson told Baldwin of no longer being behind bars. "I plan on continuing to work hard to use my case as an example for prison reform and sentencing reform to make a difference", she said.

Kardashian West overnight tweeted the news, saying "BEST NEWS EVER!".

Johnson is the second person commuted by Trump since taking office.

"I believe because I'm recognized now and my case is magnified through media, it has caught the attention of others", Johnson said.

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