White House confirms Kim Kardashian West is visiting to discuss clemency case

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Kim Kardashian West met with President Donald Trump and other officials, including senior adviser Jared Kushner, at the White House on Wednesday to discuss prison reform.

Johnson was convicted in 1996 for a first-time drug offense.

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In an interview with the website Mic, Kardashian said she had been incredibly moved by Johnson's story, after seeing a video by the news outlet on Twitter.

She wrote: "Dear Ms. Kardashian, I am so humbled by what you are doing and have already done on my behalf".

Mr Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has also been speaking with Mrs Kardashian West about the case for months.

White House correspondent Jim Acosta railed against Kim Kardashian-West, who made a trip to the White House on Wednesday to talk about prison reform.

The White House did not respond to requests for comment.

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On Wednesday afternoon, the 37-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality star was photographed walking into the grounds of the residence where she and her attorney, Shawn Holley, met with the president. Kardashian added she believes Johnson will become a productive member of society.

Johnson was convicted in 1997 on money-laundering and drug-conspiracy charges after she admitted she acted as a go-between, relaying coded messages by telephone, but she denied personally selling drugs.

While Kardashian was a known supporter of Hilary Clinton during the 2016 U.S. election, her husband Kanye West has been vocal in his support for Trump, repeatedly wearing "Make America Great Again" merchandise and tweeting his controversial views. Last month he granted a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion, after pleas from Sylvester Stallone and Johnson's great-great niece.

Every Kardashian sister then unfollowed the controversial music star after his pro-Trump tweets.

[MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] She spent over two decades behind bars.

"She explained, "[I'm] trying to bring her case to the president's desk and figure out how we can get her out.

"I've been fighting very hard and am willing to do what it takes to fight for what's right", Kardashian West told Mic in advance of the meeting.

Kardashian has also been a part of efforts to free Cyntoia Brown, a 30-year-old Tennessee woman who is serving a life sentence for murder. "I'm totally against it", he said last week.

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