Kim Kardashian lays out plans to ask Trump to pardon Alice Johnson
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Kim Kardashian plans to ask President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE to pardon Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother who is serving a life sentence without parole for her first nonviolent drug offense. 

In an interview with Mic released Thursday, Kardashian said if given the opportunity to speak to Trump about Johnson, she “would explain to him that, just like everybody else, we can make choices in our lives that we’re not proud of and that we don’t think through all the way.”

Kardashian also discussed her talks with White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerBiden to speak with Saudi king 'soon' as pressure builds for Khashoggi report Biden to speak with Saudi king ahead of Khashoggi report: report Former Trump officials eye bids for political office MORE, Trump's son-in-law, about Johnson’s case.

"I’ve been in communication with the White House and trying to bring her case to the president’s desk and figure out how we can get her out. Jared Kushner, who I have spoken to, has been working on criminal justice reform and I know they are internally talking about it," she said. "That’s such a huge step from where we started with that not even being on their radar.” 


“I’m just focused on criminal justice reform and helping one person at a time," the reality TV star added. "And so far, the White House has been really receptive to my calls, and I’m grateful for that. And I’m not going to stop that because people personally don’t like Trump.”

Johnson, who has so far served 21 years of her prison sentence, was expected to be released in December 2016, when former President Obama granted clemency to 231 people who were mostly similar nonviolent offenders, but she was passed over.

In a video op-ed with Mic, Johnson said her fate now lies in Trump's hands. Kardashian said that video inspired her to do whatever she could to facilitate her release.

“Where I’m at in my life right now, just like, to go and spend my money buying material things just doesn’t satisfy me the way that it used to,” Kardashian said. “To save someone’s life and do that once a year, then that would make [my] heart fuller.”

Kardashian’s husband, Kanye West, drew harsh criticism from followers for giving praise to the president in a series of tweets last week, saying both he and Trump are "dragon energy" and noting that the "mob can't make me not love him."

Trump thanked West for his support on Twitter on April 25 and again over the weekend, saying he had boosted his support with African-American voters.