Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Days after meeting with Kim Kardashian, Trump commutes great-grandmother's sentence

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Speaking with HuffPost shortly after talking with Johnson on Wednesday, Byrd said Johnson felt that she got her life back and had been "resurrected from the dead". "It's a miracle day". Johnson was a first-time offender. Kardashian was also in attendance, but conservative zealot Candace Owens was the one who captured West's full attention.

Kardashian West said the announcement was "the best news ever!". Kardashian West lawyer Shawn Holley told ABC News: "I just got off the most wonderful, emotional and unbelievable phone call with Alice, Kim and Alice's lawyers". Johnson had told that website that she felt like a failure. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Memphis did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday afternoon, AP reported.

Holley told ABC News about Johnson's pardon,"I'm sobbing too many tears of joy and gratitude right now to offer a cogent statement".

"I've been in communication with the White House and trying to bring her case to the president's desk and figure out how we can get her out", she said of Johnson, who has spent over two decades behind bars. "Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance", West tweeted.

In a tweet last week, the president said he and Kardashian West talked about "prison reform and sentencing" during their recent visit in the Oval Office of the White House.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star said her husband is "the most genuine person".

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Kim's low-key approach to Kanye's birthday will no doubt come as a surprise to fans as she stocked a plane with Japanese snacks and magazines for his 40th birthday a year ago and made him guess where they were going. "And so I said, 'You know our daughter had her birthday party last night, '" she explained. Adding, "he really understood, and I am very hopeful that this will turn out really positively".

The White House confirmed on Wednesday that the president signed a commutation for Johnson, who has served over 20 years in prison since she was sentenced to life without parole, plus 25 years, in 1996.

Inside sources told Radar Online that West flirted heavily with Owens throughout the night and it seemed like their relationship went way beyond friendship.

In videos posted to Twitter by WCBI-TV's Quentin Smith, Johnson is greeted by dozens of family members who see her for the first time since she was freed. It said that Johnson's warden, case manager and vocational training instructor had written letters in support.

Johnson's commutation is the sixth time Trump has granted clemency to someone since taking office past year. "We are extremely grateful and hope the President continues to use his clemency power to save lives".

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