Kim Kardashian West Says Clemency For Alice Johnson 'Fulfilled My Heart'

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Alice, a 63-year-old great-grandmother, had her sentence commuted by Trump last week and was released after serving almost 22 years in prison - and she finally met with Kim to speak together in an interview for NBC.

"When Kim told me that I was being released, I started jumping and screaming and crying, and everyone else was crying", Johnson said during her June 7 "Good Morning America" appearance. "I was screaming. I was doing everything".

After commuting Johnson's life sentence and granting a posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson, at the request of actor Sylvester Stallone, Trump invited professional athletes with friends behind bars to bring those cases to his attention as well.

The socialite revealed she broke the ice with Trump by saying, "I'm here because I want to know why you kicked Khloe off 'The Apprentice, '" referring to her sister Khloe Kardashian who was on the president's former reality show in 2009.

Hoda asked Alice if she knew who Kim Kardashian was when the reality star took on her case, but after spending over 20 years in prison, the name rang no bell for Johnson.

The rest of the interview will be aired on Today, er, today, but we got a behind-the-scenes peek at Alice and Kim's bonding sesh thanks to social media.

Making her case Kim helped convince President Trump why he should commute the 63-year-old non-violent drug offender after a meeting with POTUS and White House adviser Jared Kushner in separate meetings back on May 30
Kim Kardashian jetting to Memphis to meet recently released prisoner Alice Johnson for first time

Some people cheered as they walked out. "Everything was going so bad for her, and she got desperate". So, she started to do her homework, gathering whichever magazines she could find to learn about the mogul. But she said the president immediately showed compassion for Johnson.

Regarding her controversial Oval Office meeting with the president, Kim said it was an inspiring experience not rooted in politics, but rather in people - one person, specifically, who she believed did not belong in prison.

"I think his mind is being changed already", Kim replied.

See more on Kardashian in the video below. She's working on living out her thank you by helping others.

The wife of Kayne West also shared her recollection of the emotional moment, telling Twitter the call "will forever be one of my best memories" and 'a moment I will never forget'.

"Y'all haven't stopped hugging, I did notice that", adds Kotb.

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