Trump Pardons, Kim Kardashian Criticised And Martha Stewart?
On Thursday Kim Kardashian walked into the White House to discuss prison reform with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Imagine travelling back in time and trying to explain that sentence to anyone in 2014. We live in a truly wild timeline.
Kim was there to discuss the option to gain official presidential pardons for several women including Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year-old who has served more than two decades of a life sentence for a non-violent drug offence.
Following the meeting between Trump and Kardashian, the president announced a full pardon to author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza.
D'Souza pleaded guilty in 2014 to making illegal campaign contributions in other people's names. Trump claimed he had been "treated very unfairly" by the government.
The decision to pardon D'Souza came under scrutiny from New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood who said in a statement, "Trump is undermining the rule of law by pardoning a political supporter who is an unapologetic convicted felon".
Preet Bharara, who brought charges against D'Souza while he was US Attorney for the Southern District of New York also tweeted Trump "has the right to pardon" but asserted D'Souza broke the law.
Following D'Souza, his fifth pardon during his presidency, Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he was considering issuing a pardon for other high-profile celebrities and Celebrity Apprentice alumni: Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Trump has yet to make any comments regarding his conversations with Kardashian, the 37-year-old told Mic. the president "really understood and [she is] hopeful that this will turn out really positively".
Kardashian used her massive celebrity presence in an effort to move Trump on granting clemency for the 62-year-old grandmother. Her meeting with Trump comes just weeks after husband Kanye West went on several pro-Trump rants on Twitter.
Many were quick to criticise Kardashian's involvement, saying she had no right discussing prison reform with Trump. While Trump pardoned another of his vocal supporters, the star's attempts to use her platform for good was thoroughly mocked on social media.
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