Kim Kardashian West Says Clemency For Alice Johnson 'Fulfilled My Heart'

Deanna Kelley
June 15, 2018

Two weeks after petitioning President Trump to commute the sentence of Alice Johnson and a week after he did just that, Kim Kardashian is finally meeting the woman whose freedom she helped to secure when the two came face to face for their first joint interview.

The encounter was filmed by NBC as part of a segment that aired Thursday morning on the "Today" show.

Kim helped convince President Trump why he should commute the 63-year-old non-violent drug offender after a meeting with POTUS and White House adviser Jared Kushner in separate meetings back on May 30. I go 'OK. Kim is coming, ' she's like 'I'm ready.

'When she said that, I went into full-fledged Pentecostal holy dance. "It was wonderful. I'm so glad that she was the one who was able to deliver the news to me". "I hope maybe this inspires more people to talk to the people in power, that you can have an effect over them for the greater good of other people".

When asked why she chose to champion Johnson's cause outside social media, Kardashian, who first shared Johnson's story with her 60 million Twitter followers in November, said she had tunnel vision.

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"As soon as I found out who she was, I started getting every magazine I could find".

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Johnson agreed with Kardashian West, and said she intends to keep working on the issue of criminal-justice reform and clemency for prisoners serving similar sentences. Johnson said of her desperation. Kardashian West said. "I mean, it's gone up and we felt like, 'OK, it's going to happen, ' and then just our spirits so down when we think it's not gonna go in that direction, and it's been such an emotional roller coaster just behind the scenes that it's so gratifying that we're here and we did it". "I didn't know Kim".

"Because I knew that I had the resources to do that".

The reality TV star spoke of the moment she told great-grandmother Alice Marie Johnson she was being released.

"Thank you is not big enough", Johnson said.

After learning of Johnson's commutation on June 6, Kardashian tweeted: "Best news ever!"

"I know that you have compassion for women like this", she recalled saying.

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