Kim Kardashian Gives First Interview About Meeting with Trump

Kim Kardashian Gives First Interview About Meeting with Trump

Alice Marie Johnson, the woman released from a federal prison on Wednesday after President Donald Trump commuted her sentence, spoke on the phone with CNN shortly after leaving prison after serving over 21 years behind bars for drug-related offenses. West also revealed that she herself broke the news to Johnson over the phone.

It also said that she has accepted responsibility for her behavior and has been a model prisoner.

Johnson was released from prison Wednesday afternoon.

Johnson's case caught nationwide attention after the reality-television star Kim Kardashian West took notice of her case a year ago and retained an attorney to help her clemency bid.

Later that day, Johnson was released and reunited with her family. "I can't wait to get back on the workforce and get back to my community", she told a gathering of family members and supporters.

The great-grandmother and her many loved ones - including her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren - gathered around a table at The Hub in Memphis, Tenn., for a family dinner 25 years in the making.

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Last month, the president posthumously pardoned the boxer Jack Johnson after the actor Sylvester Stallone raised his case with him.

Johnson was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, and appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court had denied her appeals.

As clemency petitions work their way through the system, the president routinely denies the "vast majority" of requests, a White House official said.

"She said, 'You can go home, you can go home now.' When I heard the word 'home, ' I started screaming and jumping and crying", Johnson said.

Kardashian West announced the "BEST NEWS EVER!".

Johnson said that it's finally "starting to set in that I'm truly free". Trump told Kardashian during their Oval Office meeting that she and her husband were boosting his popularity with African-Americans, according to two people familiar with the matter. Though Johnson said she feels she overpaid her debt for the crime that she committed, she refuses to focus on the past.

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