Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Days after meeting with Kim Kardashian, Trump commutes great-grandmother's sentence

Trump reportedly ‘obsessed’ with pardons considering Kardashian’s request Modal Trigger Donald Trump Getty Images
Ivan Hill | 08 June, 2018, 05:41

"He's looking at all those seriously", Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman, told reporters last week.

The statement added the Trump administration will always be tough on crime but believes those who have paid their debt to society and worked hard to better themselves while in prison deserve a second chance.

Kardashian didn't get a shout out in the release, but her voice definitely sparked this move.

Johnson ranked as No. 1 on a list of Top 25 women deserving clemency by the nonprofit group CAN-DO, which seeks pardons and commutations for people convicted of strict drug laws. On Wednesday, West got to deliver the news to Johnson that she would be freed.

After Trump announced he was granting Alice clemency, Kim tweeted, "The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories". "I know that it is all grace. Kim and I are standing by to speak with Miss Alice now". And we have connected. In a Twitter statement, Kardashian said, "I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon".

Catina Johnson was seven months pregnant when her mother went to prison, she said.

"When Kim told me that I was being released, I started jumping up and screaming and crying, and everyone else was crying", the 63-year-old told Michael Strahan during an appearance on Good Morning America on Thursday, June 7, hours after she was released from a federal prison in Alabama.

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The commutation puts a renewed focus on the Trump administration's push for prison and sentencing reform, but which has sometimes clashed with the president's law-and-order approach, especially at the Justice Department.

Johnson, a first-time non-violent drug offender. a week after Kim Kardashian pleaded her case with Trump.

Trump's decision, his latest inspired by a celebrity champion, comes amid a flurry of recent pardons he's issued.

After reuniting with her family, Johnson said, she plans to spend her time advocating for changes in the prison system.

Kardashian asked her personal lawyer, Shawn Holley, to help secure Johnson's pardon after seeing a clip about her on Mic. I made some very poor decisions out of desperation. "You have the biggest heart in the world and mixed with your determination you are unstoppable!"

In response, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, tweeted that "the possibility that he may also be sending a message to witnesses in a criminal investigation into his campaign is extremely unsafe".

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