President Donald Trump is on the verge of offering clemency to a first-time drug offender and grandmother whose case has been championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
The paperwork for a pardon for 63-year-old Alice Johnson was being finalized on Tuesday, the Washington Post reported.
His chief spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, said Monday, ‘The President is considering a number of different pardons and commutations, and when we have an announcement on that, we’ll certainly let you guys know.’
Trump met with Kim Kardashian last week to discuss Johnson’s case in the Oval Office. The White House shared a picture of Kardashian and Trump, who was grinning from ear to ear, after the meeting that reporters were not allowed anywhere near was over.
In the meeting Trump and Kardashian talked about more than prison reform, Bloomberg News reports.
He also thanked Kardashian an her husband Kanye West for boosting his popularity with African-Americans, a group that is not a strong supporter of his presidency.
Source : Dailymail US