Kardashian Powerful Plea Turns Trump To Released Drug Offender

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Kardashian Powerful Plea Turns Trump To Released Drug Offender

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the life sentence of a woman whose cause was endorsed by television star Kim Kardashian West.

“The best news I’ve received,” was the exuberant Twitter response from Kardashian West, who visited the White House last week to lobby the case.

Alice Marie Johnson, 63, had spent more than two decades counting bars for a life sentence on drug charges. She was released hours after the announcement of the White House and ran into the arms of her relatives.

Michael Scholl, a member of Johnson’s legal team, said she was released shortly before 6 pm from the federal jail in Aliceville, Alabama. Shots of local news channel WVTM-13 showed Johnson as he ran to his family, opened his arms wide and hugged them in front of a watching crowd.

“Everyone was crying and hugging,” said Scholl.

“I’m so grateful. I feel like my life is starting again, “Johnson said moments after his release. She said Kardashian West was “an angel” and thanked Trump “for giving me another chance in life and allowing me to return with my family.”

Unlike a pardon, the commutation will not make Johnson’s guilty plea disappear but only ended the sentence.

Trumpย clemency actions List

Trump has issued a series of pardons recently. He says a long list of other clemency actions for celebrities. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, serving a 14-year jail sentence for corruption. Celebrity businesswoman Martha Stewart, who She served about five months in prison. On charges of using privileged information for the sale of shares.

Trump has been working outside the traditional process of pardons that is usually overseen by the Justice Department, and apparently has favored cases that capture his attention, either because they have been defended by friends, celebrities or conservative media, or involve people to the that considers rivals.

The president has also paid attention to cases in which he believes that the prosecution could have acted for political reasons.

Recently, Trump pardoned conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza guilty of a violation of campaign financing rules. And he granted a posthumous pardon to the first black heavyweight champion, whose case had been defended by actor Sylvester Stallone.

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