Liberals who have been sent to the edge over Kanye West recently will probably not handle well his wife’s alliance with a member of the Trump family.
Kim Kardashian has reached out to the White House, and specifically President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, for a cause she is rallying behind, according to Vanity Fair which labeled them the “unlikeliest crime-fighting duo.”
Kardashian is reportedly working to secure a pardon for a 62-year-old great-grandmother who is serving a life sentence for nonviolent drug-related offenses.
Alice Marie Johnson had spent 21 years in jail as of October 2017 when Kardashian shared a Mic video about Johnson onto her Twitter page.
This is so unfair… https://t.co/W3lPINbQuy
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 26, 2017
Johnson was arrested in 1993 and was convicted of drug conspiracy and money laundering in 1997. She became involved with cocaine dealers after multiple unfortunate events occurred in her life, including a divorce, losing her job, filing for bankruptcy and then losing her home, as well as enduring the loss of one of her sons, according to a profile in Mic.
Her first-time, nonviolent offenses earned her life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Kardashian has reportedly been in touch “with the White House and is working to bring Johnson’s case to the president’s desk” to secure a presidential pardon or clemency, even hiring a team of lawyers in November, according to Vanity Fair.
Kushner, along with his wife Ivanka Trump, are proponents of criminal-justice reform, supporting a bill to reduce sentences for nonviolent offenses while promoting education, drug rehabilitation, and work training inside of prisons.
Photo: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner together at a 2014 gala. pic.twitter.com/YFiTrGL0HK
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) May 2, 2018
Johnson, who became an ordained minister while in prison where she has mentored and tutored other inmates, had hoped for a pardon from former President Obama. But she was not among the 46 individuals whose sentences were commuted in 2015 when Obama declared, “America is a nation of second chances.”
Obama granted clemency to 231 individuals in December 2016, many of whom were convicted on drug-related charges, but Johnson again did not make the list, according to Mic.
Still incarcerated at the Aliceville federal correction institution in Alabama, Johnson has thanked Kardashian for her efforts in a letter, obtained by TMZ.
Though Kardashian’s husband has been under fire from liberals for his recent pro-Trump remarks and the outrage he sparked over comments that Republicans freed the slaves, perhaps the former reality TV star won’t be similarly attacked for daring to communicate with anyone associated with the Trump name.
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