Kushner says Kardashian performed a key function in securing Johnson’s launch and that she “knew the small print [of the case] back and forth.”
One of many extra sudden issues that got here out of the Trump administration was the second he labored alongside Kim Kardashian to free a lady who’d served already 21 years of a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense.
The story rapidly drew nationwide consideration over a photograph of Kardashian within the White Home and a few skepticism as to why a actuality tv star who’d but to move the bar was the one to persuade the president of the US to free Alice Johnson.
Because it seems, Kardashian was solely a bit of the puzzle, in keeping with Jared Kushner, albeit a really key piece. In an besides from his upcoming e-book, “Breaking Historical past: A White Home Memoir,” shared with Individuals, Kushner detailed the way it occurred.
In keeping with the e-book, Kardashian truly reached out first to Kushner’s spouse, Ivanka Trump, in regards to the case again in 2017. It was from there that Ivanka handed it off to her husband who was compelled very like Kardashian with Johnson’s story.
Not solely was she incarcerated for a nonviolent drug offense, however in keeping with Kushner she’d made large adjustments in her life throughout these 21 years behind bars, together with turning into an ordained minister, mentoring inmates.
Kushner mentioned it was his resolution to carry Johnson’s case to Trump as a result of the president had expressed that he was supportive of an excited about legal justice reform. He mentioned he vetted Johnson’s file with Kardashian in Might 2018 earlier than presenting it to Trump.
Calling her sentence “unfair” to Trump, Kushner mentioned he was met with resistance from White Home counsel Don McGahn. In keeping with Kushner, McGahn referred to Johnson because the “kingpin” of the complete drug operation she was busted for her involvement in.
And so, that is when Kushner determined to herald Kardashian. “She gracefully introduced Alice’s case to the president. She knew the small print back and forth,” Kushner wrote in his e-book.
Whereas some on social media have been speculating that maybe Trump was enamored with Kardashian and that is why he granted Johnson clemency, Kushner means that it was McGahn who was “starstruck” by “The Kardashians” star.
Kushner asserts that McGahn did not go in all that onerous with counter-arguments to Kardashian’s statements. He then claims that McGahn was the explanation individuals have been speculating Trump pardoned Johnson as a result of it was Kardashian who made the attraction, saying that McGahn leaked “falsehoods” to the media. Kushner alleges that McGahn was looking for to undermine Kardashians well-researched, well-argued presentation.
Nonetheless, “Two days later, [Trump] known as me early within the morning and mentioned, ‘Let’s do the pardon. Let’s hope Alice would not exit and kill anybody!'” Kushner wrote.
Kushner wrote of Johnson’s contagious pleasure and uncooked emotion upon being reunited along with her household, saying it impacted Trump, as effectively. “The president known as me afterward,” Kushner wrote. “‘Jared, that is without doubt one of the most lovely issues I’ve ever seen. I have been round for a very long time, and that was lovely.'”
It is instances like Johnson’s which have spurred Kardashian’s continued curiosity in legal justice reform, and pursuing a authorized profession of her personal. She handed California’s child bar examination in December 2021 and continues to work towards passing the complete bar and having the ability to work as an legal professional.
Jared Kushner’s “Breaking Historical past: A White Home Memoir” will probably be obtainable starting August 23.