Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian meet on prison reform

By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |  May 30, 2018 at 7:52 PM
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May 30 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump met with Kim Kardashian on Wednesday in the Oval Office, where the reality star asked for a pardon for a 62-year-old woman serving a life sentence on a first-time drug offense.

Ahead of the meeting, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star said she intended to seek a reprieve for Alice Johnson. For months she has campaigned on the great-grandmother's account through back channels with presidential adviser Jared Kushner. Kardashian met with Trump's son-in-law at the White House prior to her visit with the president.

Trump posted a photo of himself with Kardashian in the Oval Office.

"Great meeting with [Kim Kardashian] today, talked about prison reform and sentencing," he said, without offering thoughts on Johnson's case.

Johnson has served more than 21 years in prison for her drug conviction, a case that caught Kardashian's eye earlier this year. Kardashian connected with Ivanka Trump and Kushner, who has a personal interest in prison reform.

His father, Charles Kushner, spent more than a year in prison starting in 2005 for tax evasion, illegal campaign contributions and witness tampering. After joining the White House in 2017, the younger Kushner promised to make prison reform a priority.

The meeting comes on Johnson's 62nd birthday.

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