Kim Kardashian arrives at White House to discuss prison reform

May 31, 2018, 18:46
Kim Kardashian arrives at White House to discuss prison reform

Kardashian-West reportedly met with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner to discuss the issue but it was unclear whether she met with Trump.

Johnson is a first-time non-violent drug offender sentenced to life in prison. The 1997 charges were Johnson's first.

Kim Kardashian visited the White House on May 30, to talk about a serious issue, prison reform.

Kardashian West said in an interview with digital news outlet Mic that she heard about Johnson's story via Twitter. "I'll do whatever it takes to get her out".

Whether or not she discussed Johnson's case directly with Trump, Kardashian West's trip to the Oval Office served as a signal of her commitment to obtaining a pardon given the very high-profile attention she has paid to the matter in recent months. In the photos obtained by TMZ, Kim can be seen entering through the security gate of the West Wing of the White House, and we can't wait to hear what all went down.

On Wednesday afternoon, the 37-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality star was photographed walking into the grounds of the residence where she and her attorney, Shawn Holley, met with the president.

The White House did not comment on whether or not Trump would consider pardoning Alice Marie Johnson.

Many on social media have been critical of Mrs Kardashian West's unlikely role as prison reform advocate and say there are thousands of cases that deserve closer examination, but Johnson's daughters remain hopeful that - at least for their family - the long wait may soon be over. A change.org petition asking Trump to grant Johnson clemency has also nearly reached its goal of 300,000 supporter signatures as of Wednesday.

Kardashian made Johnson's case a personal a cause long before her husband, Kanye West, tweeted out his support for the president. Last month he granted a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion, after pleas from Sylvester Stallone and Johnson's great-great niece.

West's penchant for the POTUS no doubt came in handy during his wife's meeting today.

In a hand-scrawled letter last June she wrote: "I'm a broken woman". Hopefully, her outfit brings Johnson some justice, too. "I hate to say it, but her voice is more influential, apparently, than a lot of politicians out here trying to do the one two shuffle", said Wendy. Johnson is now sentenced to life in prison at the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama.

"Kim is truly my war angel who will stop at nothing or leave no stone unturned to bring me home", Johnson said in the email.

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