On Wednesday, Kardashian and a newly freed Johnson met for the first time.
"I was like, 'You're going home, '" Kardashian West said last week, recalling the conversation.
After spending 21 years in prison, Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender who was given a life sentence without parole, was pardoned by President Trump after Kim Kardashian advocated on Johnson's behalf.
Johnson, 63, and Kardashian West had spoken previously by phone, including when Kardashian West told Johnson she'd be released.
At the time, Kardashian West didn't realize she was the one breaking the news to Johnson, noting, "At first I thought she knew because the news was starting to break and we had to get her on the phone". I was dancing, I was doing everything'. "So under the new administration, I just believe this is part of the whole plan of God to show everybody that you can get a miracle from the least likely sources".
The reality star, who is perhaps better known for her selfies than social justice reform, described the process of securing Johnson's release, which had been in the works before her much-photographed visit to the Oval Office. "I did not know her name".
"I can't stop. I can't stop", Johnson said.
The reality TV star spoke of the moment she told great-grandmother Alice Marie Johnson she was being released. "I know that this is not an accident". Are you ready to go home?' When she said that, I went into full-fledged Pentecostal holy dance!
The President's daughter connected Kardashian with her husband, Jared Kushner, who took an interest in Johnson's case, according to Kardashian West. I started reading everything that I could about her.
Kardashian West said her mission started with a called to Ivanka Trump to plead Johnson's case and also to ask her for a meeting with her father. "This has fulfilled my heart, and so since I feel so fulfilled, why would I stop that?'"
Alice had already served more than 20 years in prison on drug conspiracy and money laundering charges.