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 TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed 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 WestPrison to proprietorship: The path to real second chances Kanye West performs for Texas inmates Texas court grants indefinite stay on Rodney Reed execution MORE and Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump hosts pastor who says 'Jews are going to hell' at White House Hanukkah party Mark Levin calls Trump 'first Jewish president' Kushner pens NY Times piece defending Trump order combating anti-Semitism MORE, according to multiple reports.

Axios and TMZ reported Thursday that Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoKobach has lead in Kansas Senate race unless Pompeo enters: report The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by AdvaMed — House panel delays impeachment vote until Friday Senate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial 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.