Report: Kushner, Kim Kardashian discuss pardon for great-grandmother serving life sentence on drug charge
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Kim Kardashian has reportedly spoken to White House adviser and President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Anderson Cooper: Trump's Bubba Wallace tweet was 'racist, just plain and simple' Beats by Dre announces deal with Bubba Wallace, defends him after Trump remarks Overnight Defense: DOD reportedly eyeing Confederate flag ban | House military spending bill blocks wall funding MORE's son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump sealed his own fate The Hill's Morning Report - Republicans shift, urge people to wear masks Mueller investigation witness George Nader sentenced to a decade in prison in child sex case MORE about the possibility of President Trump pardoning a 62-year-old great-grandmother who's serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense.

Alice Marie Johnson, who has been imprisoned for 21 years, was expected to be released when former President Obama granted clemency to 231 people, mostly similar nonviolent offenders, in December 2016. But she was passed over, and Johnson says now her fate rests with Trump.


“When the criteria came out for clemency, I thought for sure — in fact, I was certain that I’d met and exceeded all of the criteria,” Johnson told Mic. “Oh my goodness, I had so much support.”

The "Keeping up with the Kardashians" star learned about Johnson's case from an earlier Mic video, and enlisted a team of L.A.-based lawyers including her own attorney Shawn Holley to contact the White House on Johnson's behalf.

Kardashian herself tweeted an earlier Mic report about Johnson's case in October, writing "this is so unfair" in the caption.

Kardashian and Kushner have spoken numerous times by phone about a potential pardon, according to the report, with the talks growing in intensity over the last few days. Johnson's case has also been reviewed by a White House lawyer.

Trump issued a pardon for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the former George W. Bush administration official convicted of leaking the identity of a CIA agent, earlier this year. The pardon caused controversy in Washington, but Trump said Libby had been "treated unfairly."

Libby “had rendered more than a decade of honorable service to the nation” and his post-conviction record “is similarly unblemished, and he continues to be held in high regard by his colleagues and peers," the White House added in a statement.