According to Vanity Fair, Kardashian first reached out to Ivanka Trump, also a White House adviser, about the issue, and Trump connected the "Keeping Up with the Kardashian" star to her husband, Kushner.
But while Kardashian West may be the biggest name, she is by far the least respected person working towards American prison reform, as the above New York Post headline crystallizes.
Kim is understood to have then contacted Mic's lawyer to try to help with the case and has spoken with Johnson herself. Trump has the power to decide whether or not to pardon Johnson, but there has been no indicated yet as to what he will do.
The photo, seen below on this page, showed a broadly grinning Trump seated behind his Oval Office desk, with an awkward and expressionless Kardashian standing rigidly behind him to his right. The 62-year-old great-grandmother is now serving a life sentence in Alabama for money laundering and drug conspiracy related to her involvement in a cocaine ring.
Johnson's supporters say she has been a model prisoner.
"I think that she really deserves a second chance at life", Kardashian West told Mic. Today is for you ✨.
At the beginning of the month, Kanye West tweeted a picture of himself with a red "Make America Great Again" hat, which was a decision widely condemned by almost everyone in the media and the entertainment industry.
In a letter to US District Judge Samuel H. Mays in 2017, who now oversees her case, Johnson expressed her "deep remorse" for the crime she had committed 20 years ago and said that her "bad choices" had affected her life and impacted her entire family.
"We are praying for mercy in my mom's case... that this nightmare is finally coming to an end", Tretessa Johnson told the BBC.