After months of talks with Jared Kushner, Kim Kardashian will meet White House Donald Trump on Wednesday. The purpose of the visit is to file an apology for 62-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, currently serving a life sentence without parole for a first-time non-violent drug crime. Kardashian has commented on her case in social media.
After Vanity Fair Kardashian has been negotiating with Kushner for months. When Kardashian arrives at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, she and her lawyer are reportedly talking with Kushner about a prison reform before meeting with Trump and the White House lawyer. Earlier this month, Kardashian told Mic that she was working to bring Johnson's case to the President's desk and that she would "do whatever it takes" to get her out of jail. She has already spent more than 21
That Kardashian intends to meet with Kushner to discuss the prison reform is not surprising since Kushner has a personal involvement in the subject. In 2005 and 2006, Kushner's father spent time in a federal penitentiary for tax evasion and illegal campaign donations. During his time at the White House, Kushner advocated, among other things, improved detention conditions and rehabilitation programs for prisoners. Kardashian is one of many people Kushner has talked about with prison reform, and he and Kardashian have specifically discussed the possibility of making an apology for Johnson, according to Axios.
Kardashian has not spent so much time on prison reform, but she's spent months focusing on Johnson's case. After seeing the mic video, Kardashian allegedly asked her personal lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley to work on Johnson's case. In a letter that TMZ received earlier this month, Johnson thanked Kardashian greatly for being interested in her case:
Ms. Kardashian, you literally help save my life and return me to my family. I drowned and you threw me a life jacket and gave me the hope that this life jacket that I serve might someday be taken away.
Meeting with Trump on Wednesday is therefore something that Kardashian approaches with extreme seriousness. after Vanity Fair . She is reportedly not accompanied by her sisters, her publicist or the cameraman . Her husband, Kanye West, is also reportedly not going to attend the meeting; West recently sparked controversy with his obvious support for Trump.
At the end of his term, former President Barack Obama condemned more than 200 people for mass espionage – but Johnson was not one of them, much to their surprise and disappointment. Shortly thereafter, Johnson wrote a comment to CNN condemning the American criminal justice system, noting that the US was leading the world in its incarceration rates. Johnson also wrote that she would not give up – that in prison she had become a consecrated minister and mentor to young women and that she would have got a job when she was released.
Although the Trump Administration's policies have largely followed Stubborn Crime under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Vanity Fair noted that the President himself is open to petition for mercy – especially to celebrities. Last week, for example, Trump published a posthumous pardon by President Johnson following an Oval Office meeting with Sylvester Stallone, Lennox Lewis, and Deontay Wilder.
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