“I do believe she would still be in prison,” Kardashian told Baldwin. “Alice and I spoke about this. We spoke on the phone yesterday, and we’ve spoke about this a few times. Alice always says, ‘If it wasn’t for Kanye speaking up in support of Trump,’ then she would still be in jail.”
Earlier this year, Kardashian met with Trump at the White House and persuaded the President to pardon Johnson, who was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for playing a small part in one drug deal. “She was the phone mule,” Kardashian told Baldwin. “She didn’t know who; she didn’t know how much, what kind of drugs. She didn’t know anything. She had to say one sentence — some weird sentence — and that was it.”
Kim said she began to take an interest in prison reform about two years ago, after being robbed in Paris, and that Johnson’s case was just the beginning for her.
“I think I just want to continue doing what I’m doing,” Kardashian said. “I feel like I have a voice. They’re listening. We’re making … positive things happen. I’m very focused,” she told Baldwin, who asked what her next move is. Kardashian responded, “The bigger goal is to get these bills passed that really change the laws to … make the distinction between, you know, crack and cocaine … and just start getting people out.”
Kardashian said she is putting up her own money to fund cases she’s passionate about and that she reads letters and stories from prisoners regularly. Obviously, though, she doesn’t take on just any case. “I felt like Alice Johnson found me. You know? Like, I connected with her, so I really do have to connect,” she said.
While Kardashian has become an advocate for criminal justice reform, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star maintains that, unlike her husband, she knows where to draw the line. “I wasn’t really into politics as much until, I think, more recently. And even so, I’m not so into politics. I’ll find something that I believe in, and I figured out how to use my voice in that area, but as far as when it does come to my business, to me, it’s all very separate.”
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