Kim Kardashian West was 'starstruck' by President Trump

Kardashian West shared Johnson's enthusiasm.

Kardashian West tweeted that her phone call with Alice Johnson was "a moment [she] will never forget".

"I'm still waiting to exhale!" she previously said in an email from the Aliceville correctional facility. Johnson said her role was that of a go-between, relaying messages but not personally making drug deals or selling drugs.

President Trump commuted Johnson's sentence after reality TV star Kim Kardashian West recently met with the president regarding Johnson's sentence.

Alice Marie Johnson, who received a sentence commutation from President Donald Trump, was freed from prison Wednesday afternoon.

Johnson continued, "I lived my life with an eye toward one day walking out of those doors a free woman and the day that I got the news that President Trump had granted my clemency and given me a second chance at life was the best day of my life". "It's time to go home!'" Catina Johnson told CNN in a phone call on her way to pick up her mother.

"I'm just so thankful".

Johnson's supporters argued she should not have to spend the rest of her life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense.

Never underestimate the power of Kim Kardashian's influence. "Best News Ever!" Kardashian tweeted of the news and later added additional thanks to the administration for its efforts. Ivanka Trump was one of the first people she reached out to about Johnson's case, Kardashian told CNN's Van Jones on Thursday.

Alice Marie Johnson has been released from federal prison hours after her life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump.

Johnson, an ordained minister, is also a playwright, mentor, counselor, tutor and a companion for suicidal inmates, and did not commit any disciplinary infractions in two decades in prison.

Johnson had served 21 years of a life sentence for conspiracy to possess cocaine. "Kim and I are standing by to talk with Miss Alice now". Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are deserving of a second chance.

Administration officers say the president just isn't exclusively considering potential pardons - which wipes out a conviction - but in addition commutations, which depart the conviction intact and on the individual's document whereas decreasing the punishment.

The Washington Post reports that senior White House aides believe that Trump has become "fixated on his ability to issue pardons", which they describe as his "new favourite thing".

  • Kyle Peterson