Trump directed officials to work to free rapper A$AP Rocky after arrest in Sweden: reports

Trump directed officials to work to free rapper A$AP Rocky after arrest in Sweden: reports

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE directed State Department officials to help secure the release of rapper A$AP Rocky after a phone call between Kim KardashianKimberly (Kim) Noel Kardashian WestA$AP Rocky found guilty of assault, gets no prison time Taylor Swift defends staying out of the 2016 election: 'I just knew I wasn't going to help' Sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown released from prison MORE and Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerPresident tweets 'few work harder' than Ivanka, Jared PETA billboard in Baltimore calls Kushner a 'rich pest' Top immigration aide experienced 'jolt of electricity to my soul' when Trump announced campaign MORE, according to multiple reports.

Axios and TMZ reported Thursday that Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard Pompeo'China will not sit idly by' if US sells fighters to Taiwan, official says The Hill's Morning Report - Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts Iceland's prime minister will not be in town for Pence's visit MORE is working under the direction of the president to see the rapper released from solitary confinement after he and his entourage were involved in a street fight that they say was begun by people harassing them.


The White House and the State Department did not immediately return requests for comment from The Hill. According to news reports, Kardashian and Kushner spoke earlier this month after which Kushner alerted the president to A$AP Rocky's arrest.

Swedish authorities are set to decide whether to charge the rapper with a crime or release him on Friday. TMZ reported that prosecutors may delay their decision, which could lead to the rapper remaining imprisoned.

Axios reports that the rapper's representatives have also been in direct contact with the White House over the matter.

Kardashian has emerged in recent months as a criminal justice reform advocate and worked with Trump last year to secure clemency for Alice Marie Johnson, a 64-year-old who was serving a life sentence on charges of money laundering and drug offenses.

In April the "Keeping up with the Kardashians" star announced that she was studying to become a lawyer with the goal of taking the bar exam in 2022.