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Alice Johnson On President Trump: ‘Someone Finally Had Mercy On Me’

08 June 2018

"I was free", Johnson said Kardashian West told her.

Kardashian West lawyer Shawn Holley told ABC News: "I just got off the most wonderful, emotional and fantastic phone call with Alice, Kim and Alice's lawyers".

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

Another tweet thanked the Trump administration for their help.

Ms Kardashian West joined what has been a long-running campaign for Johnson's freedom, spearheaded by the clemency foundation CAN-DO, friends and family. You never gave up your fight. "It was a flawless ending".

In contrast to a pardon, Mr Trump's actions only ended rather than erased Ms Johnson's conviction.

The reality star also revealed that she called Johnson to break the news about her commuted sentence.

"From the very first, when Kim heard about my story and we connected, we truly had a heart connection with this". "I know that it is all grace. I don't think it's going to set in for probably another week or so when she's still there", said Scales. "She's really a nice person".

"Look, I think it is unbelievable and laudable that she was able to achieve this in this case and I think it says a lot about power of celebrity at this moment in time that she, a reality star, an influencer, obviously appeals to a reality star president who obviously felt great about meeting with her and acted, it would seem to be, in a very positive way", he said. "This made me cry!" But who is Alice Johnson and why has her case gained such publicity? "It's hard to imagine that I have now served 20 years of my life sentence for that one mistake".

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"All of my family is gathered here tonight - family members that I've only talked to on the phone, heard about their birth".

"I feel that I have not only paid my debt, but I've overpaid my debt for the crime that I committed".

"Don't make a permanent decision that can change your life forever based on a temporary situation", she said looking back at her past. "I'm not bitter about it".

Another tweet read, "The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories".

The White House noted that letters of support for clemency had been received from Johnson's warden, case manager and vocational training instructor.

Johnson said it was Kardashian West who first told her the good news. She was tried on charges of cocaine conspiracy and money-laundering charges.

As for Johnson's next steps, she'll have regular check-ins with her parole officer and is making plans to meet Kardashian West soon.

In a statement, the White House noted that Johnson was a great-grandmother who had served nearly 22 years for a first-time offense.

The reality TV star traveled to the White House for a May 30 Oval Office meeting with President Trump. While on site in Washington, D.C., the mother of three also met with senior adviser Jared Kushner to discuss prison reform.

Alice Johnson On President Trump: ‘Someone Finally Had Mercy On Me’