Donald Trump commutes Alice Johnson’s Sentence following Kim Kardashian Meeting

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Discussing the issue on Thursday night's episode of The Project, host Waleed Aly slammed Kardashian's involvement in Johnson's pardon. "It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense".

It was Kardashian who got to break the news of the commuted sentence to Johnson.

But immediately after her release, Johnson was savoring her freedom and all the perks that came with it.

"She was speechless. She was in tears. President Trump saved Alice Johnson's life today", Johnson's attorney Brittany K. Barnett said in a statement.

Stewart and Blagojevich both have ties to Mr Trump's former Apprentice TV shows, but the White House has denied that Mr Trump is only considering pardons for well-known figures and that he is examining several other cases that are less notorious.

Jack Johnson received a rare posthumous pardon last month, after another actor - Sylvester Stallone of Rocky fame - championed his case.

However, she told Jones that her husband's endorsement of the president and her efforts on behalf of Johnson are separate, and dismissed those who say she was "used" by Trump.

Kim Kardashian West sat down with Van Jones to talk about her highly publicized visit to the White House. "When you see my face, you see so many other faces that I represent".

She said: "Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget".

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"Ms Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behaviour and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades", the statement reads.

"The hardest thing about this whole situation is being separated from my family", said Johnson.

"When I popped up on her phone it was a moment when she knew that ... this is the person that she needs to do something [for]".

She had been serving a life sentence without parole since 1996, over charges of money laundering and drug conspiracy.

Federal courts including the Supreme Court rejected her appeals.

She remembers the day she was sentenced.

Waleed Aly has taken aim at Kim Kardashian's recent advocate work campaigning to free a convicted grandmother from prison.

Happy that her prison time is over, Johnson noted that she feels she has more than paid her debt to society but she's "not bitter about it".

We asked her what she would say to people who think she should serve out the rest of her sentence.

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