Kim Kardashian to Meet Trump at White House on Wednesday

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The mum-of-three sent social media into a frenzy on Wednesday when she was spotted visiting the White House to meet President Donald Trump.

SMG/ZUMA Press/NewscomVanity Fair reported this morning that reality TV superstar Kim Kardashian will meet with White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as President Trump himself, to push for prison reform today.

Johnson's story went viral thanks in part to a Mic video interview that reached more than 4.1 million views.

Fixing tough sentencing laws had been a priority of president Barack Obama's administration, but he failed to win Congressional support, prompting a stream of presidential pardons and clemency actions.

After the meeting, Mrs. Kardashian West said in a statement relayed through her publicist that she was hopeful Mr. Trump would eventually grant Ms. Johnson clemency.

Johnson's case became worldwide news past year when Kardashian West tweeted about it which, in turn, led to her penning the star a heartfelt thank you letter.

Mr Kushner's First Step Act, which allots $50m (£38m) for rehabilitative programmes for inmates, passed in the US House of Representatives last week. Listen, it's a not great state of affairs when you need a massive celebrity to get the attention of the president and fix gross injustices, but if Kim K. can get it done, more power to her.

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The 63-year-old one-time drug offender was sentenced to life without parole in 1997 on money laundering and drug conspiracy charges, and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has been trying to help get her released from behind bars since last year.

Prison reform has been a key issue for Kushner.

Johnson was sentenced in 1996 for helping in a multimillion-dollar cocaine ring, something Johnson said she became involved with after she lost her job and was unable to support her family.

Her attorney, Shawn Holley, accompanied her into the presidential residence. Husband Kanye West was not present either.

"This is so much bigger than either of us", Johnson wrote in the letter, which also referenced civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

Within seconds of Trump posting a photo of him and Kardashian to his more than 52 million Twitter followers, the post was littered with thousands of comments, most of which were poking fun at the political pairing.