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

Kim Kardashian jetting to Memphis to meet recently released prisoner Alice Johnson for first time

"What can we do?'" Kardashian told Hoda Kotb during the Thursday, June 14, episode of the Today show. Johnson said of her desperation.

A brief sneak-peek clip from the interview reveals there's a lot of affection between Kardashian and the 63-year-old grandmother, who had been imprisoned since 1996 after receiving a life sentence for cocaine trafficking despite being a non-violent offender with no prior arrests. I started screaming and jumping, people were listening.

"Thank you is not big enough, I have to walk it out, I have to live my thank you out", Johnson said.

"I just got off the most wonderful, emotional and awesome phone call with Alice, Kim and Alice's lawyers", Kardashian's attorney, Shawn Holley, told ET at the time.

"We cried, maybe, on the phone for, like, three minutes straight", an emotional Kardashian West told CNN, recounting her advocacy for Johnson and her role in Trump's decision to grant her clemency.

"I think that you guys are going to be connected for a long time."@HodaKotb talks to @KimKardashian and Alice Johnson in their first joint interview, as the two share what it was like to meet for the first time. But I didn't know that Kim was coming in.

Alice Johnson talks about how Kim Kardashian advocated for her pardon
Alice Johnson talks about how Kim Kardashian advocated for her pardon

Kardashian met Trump in the Oval Office to make her pitch to get Johnson released. So, she started to do her homework, gathering whichever magazines she could find to learn about the mogul.

"I knew that she would've understood Alice, and she immediately was so receptive and so great", she added.

That commutation came just days after Kardashian West, who said she became interested in Johnson after seeing a story about her months ago on Twitter, pleaded Johnson's case to Trump in the Oval Office.

More than a dozen people were lined up across the home where Kardashian and Johnson met. But Kardashian West didn't want to take too much credit for Johnson's release and acknowledged others who tried to help her over the years.

"To me this has nothing to do with politics, this has to do with people", she said. "This has fulfilled my heart, and so since I feel so fulfilled, why would I stop that?'"

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