Kim Kardashian to ask Trump to pardon jailed grandmother

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The report goes on to say that Kardashian West will be going to the White House without the accompaniment of a TV crew or her sisters, and will "make a legal argument to President Trump for why he should pardon Alice Johnson".

Per Vanity Fair, "White House staffers have joked about who will get to accompany her to the West Wing, and what they should wear for the occasion".

"To keep Miss Alice in prison for the rest of her life is morally and economically indefensible", Barnett said.

Johnson was convicted in 1996 for a first-time drug offense. Kardashian West hopes that Trump will commute Johnson's sentence. "Kim has been my war angel, and I'll never forget what she is doing for me".

Kardashian West's activism in prison reform is recent.

Kardashian West and Jared Kushner, Trump's senior advisor (and son-in-law), have been in talks for months planning a meeting with Trump, according to Vanity Fair.

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Johnson, whom Kardashian wished a happy 63rd birthday on Wednesday via Twitter, is now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole at the Aliceville Correctional Institution in Alabama. She's spent the last 21 years behind bars on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine, attempted possession of cocaine and money laundering.

Johnson's story first caught the reality television star's eye after she saw a short video about the case posted on social media. "One key part of that is the prisoners he and Kim have been lobbying to have released". The president and West exchanged compliments on Twitter last month.

If Trump were to pardon Johnson, she would join four others whom the president has pardoned since taking office. "Today is for you", Kardashian tweeted before arriving in Washington on Wednesday - Johnson's birthday.

"This main thing is we want Ms. Alice free and we want to raise awareness to the broader issue that people are sentenced to die in prison", she said.

Scholl added that Johnson has admitted her wrongdoing, which is borne out in letters she has written to U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays, who now oversees her case.

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