President Trump Commutes Alice Marie Johnson's Life Sentence

07 June, 2018, 06:09 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
  • Kim Kardashian West and President Donald Trump

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has revealed she's made a decision to keep things low-key for the rapper's 41st birthday on Friday and just wants to put together a small meal with their close friends and family at their house in Hidden Hills, California.

Kim Kardashian celebrated the commutation, tweeting, "BEST NEWS EVER!".

The White House released a statement praising Johnson for "accepting responsibility for her past behavior" and being a "model prisoner".

"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", she said in the interview. Alice Marie Johnson, 63, reunited with her family in dramatic video captured by CBS News.

"I'm just as shocked as anyone".

A grandmother whose life sentence was commuted by President Trump on Wednesday was released from an Alabama prison the same night, her lawyer said.

"That was the one song that he didn't really play for me until the last minute", she said, then followed up by defending her husband. Fitzgerald was also the special counsel leading the case against Libby.

On May 31, Trump pardoned D'Souza, who illegally funneled $20,000 to the campaign of Republican Wendy Long in her race against Sen.

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Last month, Trump posthumously pardoned boxer Jack Johnson. The prosecutor who led the case against Blagojevich in Chicago was Patrick Fitzgerald, a Comey friend who is also his lawyer.

Commutations are a form of pardon that can shorten a prison sentence while leaving the other consequences of a conviction intact. Kardashian had cited her case in her advocacy for sentencing reform.

"I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon".

Kardashian West visited the White House in May to advocate for Johnson.

Kardashian West described the moment via Twitter. "Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget", she said in the tweet.

- Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 31, 2018We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson's future and hopeful that she -and so many like her-will get a second chance at life. "Thank you", Johnson said. Johnson was convicted in 1996 for her involvement in a multimillion-dollar cocaine ring.

Kardashian West got involved in Johnson's case after she was profiled in a viral Facebook video past year. Appeals court judges and the Supreme Court rejected her appeals.

Kim visited the White House in May to meet with Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, who is overseeing the administration's push to overhaul the nation's prison system.

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