Kim Kardashian to meet Trump, talk prison reform at White House: report
Reality television star Kim Kardashian West on Wednesday will meet with President Trump and Jared Kushner in the Oval Office to discuss prison reform, according to Vanity Fair.
A source told the publication that Kardashian is set to ask the president about a move to pardon 62-year-old great-grandmother Alice Marie Johnson who’s serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense.
Kardashian will reportedly not be bringing her publicist, sisters or camera crew from her family’s reality television show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.
Johnson was expected to be released during the Obama administration after being imprisoned for more than 21 years.
However, she was passed over when President Obama granted clemency to 231 people, mostly similar nonviolent offenders, in December 2016.
Kardashian learned about Johnson’s situation through a video on Mic and gathered a team of Los Angeles-based lawyers, including her own attorney, Shawn Holley, to contact the White House on Johnson’s behalf.
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star tweeted that Johnson’s situation was “unfair” earlier this month.
This is so unfair… https://t.co/W3lPINbQuy
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 26, 2017
Kardashian has been in talks with Kushner, who has advocated for prison reform, on the subject for months according to Variety.
Prison reform has been one of Kushner’s focal points since joining the administration. He has met with senators, hosted a roundtable and backed legislation on the issue.
The president has issued pardons for various people during his administration, most recently the late heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson.