Trump commutes Alice Johnson’s sentence
President Trump, while speaking at the swearing in ceremony of the Secretary of State, said jokingly that more commutations are yet to come. It is however unclear as to whether this was a statement of fact or mere thought to amuse the audience.
Johnson, a first time offender who was convicted on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine,
“Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades. Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates,” the White House said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.
“While this Administration will always be very tough on crime, it believes that those who have paid their debt to society and worked hard to better themselves while in prison deserve a second chance,” the statement added.
Kardashian West was elated at the action of the United States President to which she tweeted “BEST NEWS EVER!!!!” and expressing gratitude to Trump and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
Trump and Kardashian West
Kardashian had last week visited the White House to plead the case of Marie Johnson to President Trump for her clemency. “I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. 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,” Kardashian West said in a statement after meeting with Trump. “We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson’s future and hopeful that she — and so many like her — will get a second chance at life.” she tweeted after the meeting.