The news, originally reported by Vanity Fair, states Kardashian-West first became aware of Alice Marie Johnson’s story after watching a Mic video. In October of 2017, the “Keeping Up With The Kardashian” star tweeted her thoughts about Johnson.
Johnson was supposed to be pardoned under the Obama administration, but was passed over.
This is so unfair… https://t.co/W3lPINbQuy
Kim reportedly then gathered a group of L.A.lawyers, including her own attorney Shawn Holley, to contact the White House on her behalf. Reportedly, Kardashian’s sisters, mother and a camera crew will not join her at the White House.
During an interview earlier this month, Kardashian said if given a chance to speak with the president she’d “explain to [Trump] that, just like everybody else, we can make choices in our lives that we’re not proud of and that we don’t think through all the way.”
Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you ??✨
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 30, 2018
Kardashian’s husband, Kanye West, whose forthcoming album is due out at the end of the week and was recently photographed wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat will not be in attendance for the meeting.