Kim Kardashian asks Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson

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Kim Kardashian West has met President Donald Trump to discuss a potential pardon for a 63-year-old great-grandmother who is serving life in prison.

Alice Marie Johnson has been behind bars for more than two decades for a first-time drug offence.

Mr Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has also been speaking with Mrs Kardashian West about the case for months.

President Trump tweeted that they had a “great meeting”.


Why is Kim Kardashian involved in the case?

Johnson’s story first caught the reality television star’s eye after she saw a short video about the case posted on social media.


Mrs Kardashian West was moved to ask her longtime personal lawyer, Shawn Holley, to take a look at the case and is paying for a new legal team for Johnson.

The reality television star was also able to join forces with Mr Kushner, a senior adviser to the president who has been pushing for federal prison reform.

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