Trump's Pardons Are the Talk of the Town

White House is preparing paperwork for at least 30 more pardons
By Janet Cromley,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2018 2:28 PM CDT
This photo shows President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Moon Township, Pa., on March 10, 2018, and Kim Kardashian West at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront in New York on May 15, 2017. Trump...   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – After Kim Kardashian West met with President Trump to plead the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandma jailed for life over a first-time, non-violent drug offense, Trump commuted Johnson's life sentence. Now, Kardashian will meet Johnson for the first time as early as this week, reports TMZ. Getting the phone call from Kardashian telling her that she would soon be free "was the most incredible day of my life,” Johnson told CBS after she was released from an Alabama prison Wednesday night. She is now back home in Tennessee after 21 years behind bars. Johnson’s release came after weeks of talks between Kardashian, attorney Shawn Holley, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner about the case. Other presidential pardons appear to be in the works. Here’s the latest.

  • Dozens more? CNN reports that the White House is preparing paperwork for at least 30 more pardons. No details on the names, but Trump allies are reportedly advocating for people they deem worthy.

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