What a time to be alive:
Trump commutes the sentence of 63-year-old woman serving life in prison on drug conviction after being lobbied by Kim Kardashian.
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) June 6, 2018
More from Axios:
President Trump has signed a commutation for Alice Johnson, currently serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense, according to a source with direct knowledge. CNN reported earlier today that the White House had prepped the paperwork for Johnson’s pardon while The Washington Post reported last night that he had been considering doing so.
More about Johnson’s crime, per Mic, who first reported on Kardashian West’s conversations with Kushner: “Johnson was convicted and sentenced to life without parole in 1996 for her role facilitating communications in a cocaine trafficking operation in Memphis, Tennessee.”
“Johnson told Mic that she initially became involved in drug trafficking due to significant financial hardship after a string of unfortunate events in her life. She lost her job at FedEx due to a gambling addiction, her son was killed in a motorcycle accident and her marriage ended in divorce.”
Kim Kardashian is understandably thrilled at this news:
BEST NEWS EVER!!!! https://t.co/JUbpbE1Bk0
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018
It’s indeed pretty great.
Praise God! https://t.co/yYcC2qIUtc
— Stephen Herreid (@StephenHerreid) June 6, 2018
Good Trump https://t.co/Bu1gODBHwG
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 6, 2018
And good Kim.
— Mujahed (@kebejay) June 6, 2018
Trying to be less cynical but it’s worth noting that while a lot of people were clowning Kim and making jokes about meeting T—mp, she helped get a victim of our broken criminal justice system a pardon. Maybe next time, save the snark. ✌ https://t.co/uHeAvjbsNO
— Mad Mardicus (@MadMardicus) June 6, 2018
Will there be more to come?
Kim K will absolutely be the one to get Trump to do a tweet officially recognizing the Armenian genocide, to the chagrin of allies on Capitol Hill and in his admin
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) June 6, 2018
That would be awesome. https://t.co/QUXbw8JOZB
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) June 6, 2018
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