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Kim Kardashian declared a 'war angel' by Alice Johnson

08 June 2018

Alice Marie Johnson, 63, was championed last week by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West during a meeting with the president.

Notably, the decision came after a meeting with Kim Kardashian, who has always been an advocate for the incarcerated 63-year-old.

Johnson had served 21 years of her life sentence after she was convicted on multiple criminal counts related to cocaine possession in 1996.

The beauty mogul initially became involved in Johnson's case in October after she watched a Mic Opinion video of Johnson detailing her story from behind bars.

She was sentenced to life in prison in 1997, and appellate judges and the U.S. Supreme Court have rejected her appeals.

Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, had helped arrange the meeting with Kardashian in the Oval Office last week and had pushed for leniency for Johnson within the West Wing, according to administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

He later retweeted Kardashian when she expressed her hope that the president would grant Johnson clemency.

"She said, 'You can go home, you can go home now.' When I heard the word 'home, ' I started screaming and jumping and crying", Johnson said.

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Kardashian West welcomed Trump's action on Twitter, writing: "BEST NEWS EVER!". "Good luck to Alice Johnson", he wrote. Now, her own daughter is seven months pregnant, and she can't wait to meet her grandmother, she said. "It was wonderful. I'm so glad that she was the one who was able to deliver the news to me".

"I told Alice, 'I'm never going to give up".

A lawyer for Kim is describing the moment Alice Johnson found out President Donald Trump had commuted her sentence.

Alice Johnson was released from federal prison hours after Mr. Trump's order, with footage showing her running toward her family, throwing her arms open wide and embracing them in front of a crowd.

Her co-defendants who testified against her at the time received sentences ranging from probation to 10 years, while Johnson received life with parole plus 25 years.

"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 West added.

"I keep touching her to make sure she is real".

Johnson's case caught nationwide attention after the reality-television star Kim Kardashian West took notice of her case a year ago and retained an attorney to help her clemency bid.

Kim Kardashian declared a 'war angel' by Alice Johnson