Kim Kardashian West has taken full advantage of the Trump White House. She has done this for the benefit of four women who undoubtedly are extremely grateful. In 2018 Alice Marie Johnson was one of the first to be granted clemency by President Trump via the work and influence of Kardashian West. The 65 year-old Johnson was serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug conviction. Kardashian West learned about the case through a viral video. She visited the White House and with the help of Jared Kushner lobbied on behalf of Johnson and helped her gain her freedom after being locked up since 1996.
Brittany K. Barnett, Kardashian West’s personal lawyer pointed to her dedication to this cause in an interview with BuzzFeedNews “This wasn’t just a one-off thing,” Barnett said of Kardashian West. “This is a real passion for her.”
Brittany K. Barnett and MiAngel Cody are the architects of #90DaysOfFreedom Campaign. In three months they worked to free 17 federal prisoners who were unfairly convicted and were given life sentences for drug crimes. Kardashian-West has attached her celebrity to this movement and continues this work with fervor.
Kardashian-West visited the White House on 3-4-2020 with four women who have been granted clemency to continue this discussion on criminal justice reform.
In an interview with Vogue in 2019 Kardashian revealed that she would be going back to school to become a lawyer. “I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society,” Kardashian West tells Vogue. “I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”
She is clearly on her way.
Should Kim Kardashian West be doing this? Are you for or against this? You mad? Share your comments below.
President Trump just commuted the 14 year prison sentence of former Governor of Illinois Rod R. Blagojevich.
Blagojevich was convicted for trying to sell Barak Obama’s vacated Senate seat. He was trying to make some coin off of it.
Blagojevich was sentenced for his crimes on August 17, 2010 after an investigation that lasted over 2 years. Blagojevich had a retrial in 2011 but he was not successful. Many of Blagojevich’s supporters felt his sentence was too high.
It seems as though Trump felt the same way and he did something about it. While boarding Air Force One on his way to a four-day trip to the west coast Trump simply stated “Yes, we commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich.” Trump continued “He served eight years in jail, a long time. He seems like a very nice person, don’t know him.”
Illinois is no stranger to corruption. Four of the last seven governors went to prison. Rod Blagojevich (Governor 2002-2009), George Ryan (Governor 1999-2003), Dan Walker (Governor 1973-1977) and Otto Kerner (Governor 1961-1968) all share this distinction.
I’m curious to know what Blagojevich is feeling right now. What do you think is the first thing he will do upon his release?
I wrote this story in March of 2016 as Trump, Presisdent-elect Trump was campaigning. To be honest, I never thought this would happen. However; all politics aside what this really speaks to is our ability to accomplish anything. This gentleman has never held a political office in his life and will be inaugurated in January of 2017 as President of The United States. Read my article from March below. Let me know how you feel in the comments.
Originally written in March of 2016 for rollingout.com
Sigh. I wish I could say that we were living in bizzaro world for the past few months and this current election cycle was just a practice run for the real one. I really wish I could say that. I wish I could say it does not matter what other countries think of the United States and our choices when it comes to politics. I wish I could say that. What I can say is that if anyone is living the American Dream to the fullest it is Donald Trump.
Trump is currently racking up delegates in the Republican primaries. Nothing seems able to stop the Trump train. The son of a real estate mogul and grandson of a German immigrant is now a viable candidate for president. Looked at objectively, this is truly an example of what one can accomplish in America. Trump’s father, Fred Trump, managed to buy up sections of Queens, New York, and become a millionaire. When he died, his net worth was between 250 to 300 million dollars. Understanding the importance of generational wealth, Fred loaned his son Donald money to start a business venture of his own. Trump mentions this loan in a Town Hall he held in New Hampshire sponsored by “Today.” He said “My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars.” Donald’s business ventures have made him a billionaire. According to the most recent Forbes list, Trump is worth about 4.5 billion dollars. Trump maintains that no one knows his net worth and he has yet to release his tax documents to the public, however; he owns businesses around the world and commands the respect of business leaders everywhere. So, what does a wealthy man do to satisfy his competitive urge? He runs for president. He is so wealthy that it affords him the opportunity to essentially lend money to his own campaign. Considering he is not beholden to anyone, he says what he wants with no apologies. Every racist, sexist and asinine remark he makes only further inflates his personality and ego.
He speaks to the core of Middle America and they eat it up even if he is only doing it for show. Trump understands what this is. This is a reality show and he is the biggest star and all of his fans are eating it up and waiting for the next drink to be thrown into someone’s face. Unfortunately his fans/supporters don’t realize that he is drenching them every time he speaks.
If the United States is really serious about its politics, there is no way that Trump will be elected. Most likely he will not be elected. Regardless of what happens, Donald Trump has proved one thing. The grandson of German immigrants can become a billionaire and run for the highest seat in the land, and potentially win. He truly is living the American Dream.