Talking to Good Morning America on June 7, Johnson said: 'When Kim told me that I was being released, I started jumping and screaming and crying, and everyone else was crying'. "And everyone was amazed and I was amazed too".
When asked why she chose to champion Johnson's cause outside social media, Kardashian, who first shared Johnson's story with her 60 million Twitter followers in November, said she had tunnel vision.
Kim visited the White House in May to meet with Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, who is overseeing the administration's push to overhaul the nation's prison system.
"At first, I just retweeted it, and then I sent it to my attorney".
"People have been asking me, 'Are you getting into politics?' and no, I'm still doing me", she noted.
'And I said, "wait, you don't know?" and she said, "know what?" and I was like, "you are going home".
The reality star expressed her gratitude to the president in a tweet which read, "Best news ever!"
"I've never claimed to know everything about prison reform, but I know that I'm interested and I know that I have a voice", she told Mic. "I can link up with people that, you know, really know about some great people that we can hopefully present again and really start helping people". She said she keeps a photo of the reality star and her husband, Kanye West, in her Bible.
Following the White House's announcement about Johnson's commutation, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the Tennesse native 'has been a model prisoner over the past two decades'. I've lived it, I've walked with them, I've cried with them.
'I hope to continue important work by working together with organizations who have been fighting this fight for much longer than I have and deserve the recognition'. "This has fulfilled my heart, and so since I feel so fulfilled, why would I stop that?'" "My life is completely intertwined forever with those who have been left behind". "I didn't know Kim", she admitted.