Kanye may have a hotline to President Trump, but his wife, Kim Kardashian, has the ear of Javanka, it seems.
Mic is reporting that Kardashian’s campaign to secure clemency for imprisoned grandmother Alice Marie Johnson—jailed for life for her involvement in a 1997 drug deal—has now reached President Trump’s desk thanks to Kardashian getting Jared Kushner—and Ivanka Trump, says TMZ—involved in the case, and Kardashian is hopeful a pardon will happen soon.
Johnson was denied clemency in a previous appeal to President Obama.
TMZ reports that “Johnson’s file is now on President Trump’s desk for review.”
Kardashian has been lobbying for Johnson for more than a year now. Johnson was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1997 on money-laundering and drug-conspiracy charges.
Johnson admits she acted as a go-between, relaying coded messages like by telephone, but says that she never personally made drug deals or sold drugs.
At trial, prosecutors called 10 of her co-conspirators to testify against her in exchange for reduced or, in some cases, dropped charges. The co-defendants who testified against her were given sentences ranging from probation without jail time to 10 years, while Johnson was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 25 years.