New Trump commutation after Kardashian meeting

"When Kim told me that I was being released, I started jumping up and screaming and crying, and everyone else was crying", Johnson said.

However, she told Jones that her husband's endorsement of the president and her efforts on behalf of Johnson are separate, and dismissed those who say she was "used" by Trump. All I can say is Thank you, President Trump. "Alice has more than paid her debt to society by serving over 21 years of a life-without-parole sentence as a nonviolent drug offender".

Reality star Kim Kardashian West had visited Trump in the White House a week ago to seek Johnson's commutation, and she shared that the commutation has been granted.

On her release, Johnson thanked Kardashian West for getting involved in her case, describing her as her "war angel" and thanking her for her dedication to Johnson's freedom. Kardashian had cited her case in her advocacy for sentencing reform.

Johnson said she has not heard directly from the White House since her release but Trump acknowledged the news in a tweet on Thursday morning. Trump adhered to her wishes with a clemency grant for Johnson after their conversation where she told Mic that he "really spent the time to listen to our case that we were making for Alice".

"So, I do want to give credit where credit is due to everyone that's been working so hard on this for so long for her".

Kardashian West appeared to be just as ecstatic about Trump's decision and her phone call with Johnson, sharing the news in a series of tweets.

In 1996, Johnson was convicted of federal drug and money laundering charges.

Kim Kardashian, who personally broke the news of the commuted sentence to Johnson on the phone, was glad things turned out this way.

"He said, 'Why are you here?' I said, 'Really I'm here because I want to know why you kicked Khloe off The Apprentice.' It was a laugh and it was amusing and then we got into business", Kim said. She said she "was not only moved to tears, but moved to action".

Over the following months, Kim remained in contact with Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, until she finally got her invite to the executive mansion.

  • Leroy Wright