Kim Kardashian is Meeting with Donald Trump for a Surprising Reason
Kim Kardashian is setting aside her TV persona to fight for a bigger cause, and she’s taking her voice all the way to the White House.
Kim K will be meeting President Donald Trump with her attorney Shawn Holley today to to lobby for a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson. Alice is a 63-year-old woman serving life in prison without parole for a first time, nonviolent drug offense.
Kim is having this meeting in celebration of Alice’s birthday and she tweeted early this morning, “Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you.”
Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you ??✨
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 30, 2018
The mom of three has advocated for Alice in recent months and has been working to get the government to grant Alice clemency. Because she was arrested for a federal crime, President Donald Trump is the only person who could grant Alice’s pardon.
Alice has spent the last 21 years behind bars on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine, attempted possession of cocaine, and money laundering. In addition to meeting with President Trump to lobby Alice’s pardon, Kim is also meeting with Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner to talk about more general prison reform.
When Kushner became Donald Trump’s senior advisor, he made prison reform his top priority. He has pushed Congress to support the First Step Act, which aims to better prepare inmates to re-enter society with job training and drug treatment programs. It would also give nonviolent offenders the option to serve the end of their sentences in halfway houses or home confinement.
After her sit down with President Trump, Kim will attend a dinner hosted by Jared, wife Ivanka Trump, and their children.
According to a source at ET, this event will not be followed by the Keeping Up with the Kardashians production crew, and Kim will not be bringing any of her usual team aside from her lawyer.