Kim Kardashian meets Alice Johnson for the first time after sentence commuted

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The effort eventually led the reality TV star to meet with the president and share the story of Johnson, who served 21 years of a life sentence for aiding a multimillion-dollar cocaine ring after losing her job and struggling to support her family.

"I did not know her name, I didn't know Kim", Alice Marie Johnson said on the "Today" show, moments after meeting Kardashian on the show.

Reality star Kim Kardashian West met Alice Marie Johnson, the 63-year-old grandmother she helped gain freedom, for the firs time on Wednesday.

After speaking with Ivanka Trump, Kardashian was able to set up an oval office meeting with the president last month to ask for clemency for Johnson, she said.

"I first said that I am here because I really want to know why you kicked Khloe [Kardashian] off The Apprentice, and he laughed and it broke the ice and then he got focused", Kardashian West quipped of her sister's time on Trump's reality competition show.

"At first, I - I thought she knew because the news was starting to break and we had to get her on the phone", Kim explained. I've lived it, I've walked with them, I've cried with them.

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The celeb was met with mixed reactions after her visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with some calling Kim a "pawn" while others applauded her overcoming any ideological differences she has with the President for the better good.

Kardashian West says people are asking her if she's getting into politics, "and I say 'no, I'm still doing me'". When she said that I went into full-fledged Pentecostal holy dance.

The President's daughter connected Kardashian with her husband, Jared Kushner, who took an interest in Johnson's case, according to Kardashian West. "And I was amazed, too".

'I hope to continue important work by working together with organizations who have been fighting this fight for much longer than I have and deserve the recognition'.

'It was wonderful. I'm so glad that she was the one who was able to deliver the news to me. "This has fulfilled my heart, and so since I feel so fulfilled, why would I stop that?'" The 62-year-old great-grandmother was serving a life sentence on nonviolent drug and money laundering charges.

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