Grandmother freed by Trump after Kim Kardashian West's appeal reunites with family

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Alice Johnson has been released from prison later Wednesday.

Speaking of Kardashian West, Johnson added, "Bless Kim, our little angel".

"Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget", she wrote on Twitter.

"I'm still waiting to exhale!" she previously said in an email from the Aliceville correctional facility.

Kardashian West met with Trump in the Oval Office last Wednesday after she first reached out to Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump to help set up the meeting. Her case came to his attention via reality TV star Kim Kardashian West. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe joins us now from the White House to talk about this. "What could he really use me for?" she told Jones.

Johnson admitted there were moments when she almost lost hope, including one of the times when she lost her bid for clemency.

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She also acknowledged that many people had worked on Johnson's case for years.

Kim Kardashian West arrives for an occasion on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles.

Trump last week pardoned conservative commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, convicted of making illegal campaign contributions, and has recently granted pardons to the late heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson, controversial former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to then-Vice President Dick Cheney.

- Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 30, 2018I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. This just isn't fair.' He knew that this is the right thing to do, and he said that from the start after he had heard her whole story and situation and he knew it was the right thing to do. "What Kim Kardashian has done is used her connection with Trump to free a family member and score some PR points. Regardless of receiving a life sentence, Alice labored arduous to rehabilitate herself in jail, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates", the White Home stated in an announcement saying the commutation of her sentence.

Alice Marie Johnson, 63, of Memphis, Tenn., was sentenced to life in prison in 1996 for conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine. She is planning to meet with Johnson in the coming days.

Kardashian West visited the White House last week to discuss prison reform and to brief the administration on the Johnson case. "I was a little bit shocked because she was very calm, and I had assumed she knew", she told Van. Administration officials say the president is not only contemplating possible pardons - which wipes out a conviction - but also commutations, which leave the conviction intact and on the person's record while reducing the punishment.