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How Kim Kardashian West used her celebrity powers for good

How Kim Kardashian West used her celebrity powers for good

Trump commuted Johnson's sentence Wednesday after her cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a recent visit to the White House. "I want you to brace yourself, because here's a sentence I don't often say: Donald Trump did somethin' good", the late-night show host said.

Saying "He did the right thing, she didn't deserve to be in there", Colbert suggested the president did the "right thing for the wrong reason".

Alice Marie Johnson, left, and her daughter Katina Marie Scales wait to start a TV interview on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Memphis, Tenn.

In addition to visiting the Kushner-Trump home last week, Kardashian also stopped by the White House for her meeting with the Donald himself, where she wore an all-black suit with unexpectedly bold neon green stilettos.

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Surrounded by family and news crews, Johnson thanked God and President Trump for her release.

The White House said Alice Johnson had been a model prisoner and worked hard to rehabilitate herself. Kardashian had cited her case in her advocacy for sentencing reform.

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The Mic video profiling Johnson has been viewed over 4 million times on Facebook and a Change.org petition asking the president to grant Johnson clemency received the support of 271,000 people, USA Today reported.

Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother, has been serving a life sentence without parole for a first time drug offense, the White House said in its statement.

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Johnson's case was first noticed by Kardashian West when she saw a video about it on social media and made a decision to pay for a new legal team to fight the sentence.

As he considers additional pardons, Trump is looking at cases where he can bring "relief to folks who he feels have been 'treated unfairly, ' a term the president uses frequently to describe many different situations", Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to Trump, said Wednesday.

"We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson's future and hopeful that she - and so many like her - will get a second chance at life", she added. It was a moment that I'll never forget. At the end of the day, he heard me out, we got the job done.

In one of her first interviews, Johnson, 63, told CNN about Trump, "I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life".

The president commuted Ms Johnson's sentence as his seventh act of clemency.