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Kim Kardashian Gives First Interview About Meeting with Trump

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Lance Thomas | 11 June, 2018, 00:47

Memphis great-grandmother Alice Marie Johnson talked with Local Memphis for the first time since she walked away from a life sentence, thanks to President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian West.

Although Johnson has not heard from the White House directly since her release, Trump did wish her luck in a tweet Thursday. She was sentenced to life in prison.

The President is still considering pardoning lifestyle maven Martha Stewart, who was convicted in an insider trading case, and commuting the sentence of former IL governor Rod Blagojevich, now serving a 14-year prison sentence on felony corruption charges, along with several others, the White House official told Reuters.

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The Alice Johnson case is bringing attention to current sentencing laws.

Alice Marie Johnson, 63, had served almost 22 years of a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense.

In contrast to a pardon, Mr Trump's actions only ended rather than erased Ms Johnson's conviction. Thank you for taking the time to look at my case, and feel like I deserve a second chance in life.

Footage from local news station WVTM-13 showed Johnson running toward her family, throwing her arms wide-open and embracing them in front of a crowd of onlookers.

Never underestimate the power of Kim Kardashian's influence.

Kardashian West arrived at the White House for a meeting with presidential senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law.

Alice Marie Johnson is now a free woman.

The world has changed considerably since Johnson was arrested, she noted, telling "CBS This Morning", "There are so much new buildings, and I noticed people on the phone a lot".

Trump issued a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was sent to prison a century ago in a racially charged case. "And that's to take a look at her situation, look at the individual, and say, "hey, this person is more than just a number or a statistic", said Scholl. She also met with Trump in the Oval Office, a photograph of which the president posted on Twitter.

Johnson herself told Business Insider just one day earlier that she had been waiting with bated breath for news about her case since Trump and Kardashian West's meeting.

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