Kim Kardashian meets Alice Marie Johnson for the first time

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Johnson agreed with Kardashian West, and said she intends to keep working on the issue of criminal-justice reform and clemency for prisoners serving similar sentences. "Not a day, not on the worst day", she said. "When Kim told me I could go home I started screaming and jumping up and I know the people that were looking in the window probably thought I was having some kind of fit". Can we, you know, hire different attorneys?

Kardashian West, a 37-year-old mom of three, said she was in disbelief about her visit to the Oval Office, at the time thinking, "This is insane".

The encounter was filmed by NBC as part of a segment that aired Thursday morning on the "Today" show. "I know that many people experience tragedy, and they don't get involved in illegal activities".

The effort eventually led the reality TV star to meet with the president and share the story of Johnson, who served 21 years of a life sentence for aiding a multimillion-dollar cocaine ring after losing her job and struggling to support her family.

Last week, an emotional Johnson marveled at her freedom after more than two decades behind bars, grateful for a second chance - and craving seafood.

Alice Johnson was greeted by family as she was released from prison
Image Ms Johnson was greeted by family as she was released from prison

The celeb was met with mixed reactions after her visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with some calling Kim a "pawn" while others applauded her overcoming any ideological differences she has with the President for the better good. As soon as I found out who she was, I started getting every magazine I could find. "I was amazed, too".

After speaking with Ivanka Trump, Kardashian was able to set up an oval office meeting with the president last month to ask for clemency for Johnson, she said.

See more on Kardashian in the video below. "I'd just like to thank her and hug her". Trump even recently proposed executing drug dealers responsible for trafficking large quantities of drugs. "Do you think you can change his mind?" "To me, I saw compassion".

"To me this has nothing to do with politics, this has to do with people", she said. "This, like, fulfilled my heart, and so since I feel so fulfilled, why would I stop that?"

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