U.S President Donald Trump has pardoned the drug offender grandmother sentenced to life in prison, whose case has been championed by reality TV star
Alice Johnson, 63, a first-time drug offender, was sentenced to life in prison and had already spent 21 years in jail. But after Kim Kardashian went to the Oval Office to meet with Trump on her behalf, Trump commuted Alice’s life sentence.
An excited Kim Kardashian posted a picture of Johnson with the caption: “BEST NEWS EVER!!!!”
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House counsel Don McGahn are reportedly not thrilled with the president’s recent reprieve. Both officials are said to have reviewed Johnson’s case, which involved drug possession and money laundering, and were not convinced she should be set free, The Washington Post reported.