President Trump and reality television star Kim Kardashian West will meet at the White House on Wednesday to discuss criminal justice reform.
“Today Alice, Crystal, Judith, Tynice and I, along with the @cut_50 team will be at the White House bringing light to these women and discuss more change that our justice system desperately needs!” Kardashian West wrote in a tweet.
Ahead of the meeting, Kardashian West tweeted a story about one of the women Trump granted clemency to late last month.
“President Trump commuted the sentences of three really deserving women. I didn’t hear much about it in the news so I wanted to share with you their stores [sic]! I have the pleasure of spending the day with these women today along with [Alice Johnson] who helped to pick these women,” she wrote.
USA Today first reported the news of the scheduled meeting.
It’s not the first time the two have come together on the issue. Kardashian West spoke at a criminal justice event with Trump at the White House in June.
Trump will meet three women whose sentences he commuted: Tynice Nichole Hall, Crystal Munoz and Judith Negron, according to USA Today.
Kardashian West, through her friendship with White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, first brought the case of Alice Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug conviction, to the president’s attention a couple of years ago.
In December 2018, Trump signed the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform law that reduced life sentences for some drug offenders and prioritized prisoner rehabilitation.
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SOURCE: FOX Business – Evie Fordham