WASHINGTON — It’s getting hard to keep up with all of this Kardashian’s visits to the Oval Office.
Kim Kardashian West returned on Wednesday to the Oval Office to support President Trump’s decision to release three women from prison.
Trump presented the women — drug conspiracy convicts Tynice Hall and Crystal Munoz and white collar criminal Judith Negron — with signed copies of their clemency documents.
Kardashian primarily supported the women, said Jessica Jackson, co-founder of the group #cut50.
“She was helping with urging the women to tell their stories and making sure they were comfortable,” said Jackson, who also was in the Oval Office. “She had supported their clemencies and signed on to a letter of support.”
The visit wasn’t on Trump’s public schedule, and was announced by Kardashian on Twitter shortly before she entered a side door to the West Wing. “White House here we come!!” Kardashian tweeted, posing in a photo with Alice Marie Johnson, released by Trump at her urging in June 2018, and the three women freed by Trump last month.
Johnson, whose life sentence was terminated after 21 years by Trump, knew the three women while in prison and recommended their names to Trump, Jackson said. Kardashian signed a letter in support and encouraged others to join her.
“These are all three women that Alice had done time with and knew from inside, and whose cases obviously had been vetted before they were given clemency,” Jackson said.
Kardashian wrote on Twitter on Wednesday morning that 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 [stories]!” She tweeted short bios of each.
Munoz, who served 12 years of a 20-year federal sentence for taking part in a marijuana-dealing ring, told Trump in the Oval Office that she entered prison pregnant and with a five-month-old daughter at home, and then gave birth shackled.
Shackling pregnant women was banned in the First Step Act that Trump signed in December 2018.
“It was good not just to put a face to the clemencies but to the criminal justice reform that he was instrumental in passing and signing,” Jackson said. “Alice mentioned that part of [Munoz’s] story, and he actually knew that already.”
The released women and Kardashian snapped photos in the Rose Garden with first daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, the top reform advocate in the West Wing. The group met with Trump shortly before he popped into a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and airline executives.
Jackson said the women “did an incredible job talking about their cases and making sure they said there are other women they left behind who are also deserving.”
Trump met with the women as the White House leans on an informal committee of about a dozen prominent reform advocates to vet clemency applications. Advocates hope Trump will soon hand down another batch of releases.
“I don’t want to jinx anything or read into anything, but I think he was just really touched to meet the women and I hope the clemencies continue,” Jackson said.
Trump last month pardoned seven people and commuted the sentences of four others. The fourth person released from prison last month by Trump — disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich — did not visit the White House.
Kardashian has visited the White House at least twice to implore Trump to free inmates. She was successful arguing for Johnson’s freedom, but Trump didn’t take her advice in September 2018 to free Chris Young, then 30, who was arrested at 22 and received a life sentence for dealing drugs.
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