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Waleed Aly takes aim at Kim Kardashian's advocate work with Trump

Waleed Aly takes aim at Kim Kardashian's advocate work with Trump

The day after she was released from prison thanks to an appeal from Kim Kardashian West, Alice Johnson told Good Morning America how grateful she is to President Donald Trump for commuting her sentence, and she had a message for him.

The White House released an official statement earlier this week saying that Alice Johnson had "accepted responsibility for her past behaviour".

The White House said Alice Johnson had been a model prisoner and worked hard to rehabilitate herself.

The great-grandmother's emotional homecoming came after Kim Kardashian West lobbied for President Trump to commute her life sentence, which advocates said was an exorbitant sentence given Johnson's lack of criminal history and the nature of the crime.

Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store. "Alice has more than paid her debt to society by serving over 21 years of a life-without-parole sentence as a nonviolent drug offender".

It ends Johnson's sentence but does not remove her 1996 conviction.

She said Trump said he had investigated the case, speaking to several people, including Johnson's warden, and everyone had "a unanimous feeling of Alice, that she will live a great life", Kardashian said.

Johnson, 63, who had spent a third of her life in prison, screamed.

Kardashian West joined what has been a long-running campaign for Johnson's freedom, spearheaded by the clemency foundation CAN-DO, friends and family.

"My plan is to start work, I already have a job secured", Johnson said, "and my plan is also to work hard on helping to change some of these laws".

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. Case files are not public, so it's unclear why Obama found her petition undeserving.

Kardashian also asked the President's daughter for a meeting with her father.

Ivanka Trump was one of the first people she reached out to about Johnson's case, Kardashian told CNN's Van Jones on Thursday. Kardashian then tweeted, "The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories".

Johnson became reunited with her family, and she was full of thanks to both Kardashian and President Trump.


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