Kim Kardashian Is White House Bound – Here’s Why

Meeting with president comes months after backchannel talks with Jared Kushner

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Kim Kardashian West will meet with president Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss prison reform.

The meeting comes after months of back-channel talks with the president’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to Vanity Fair. The reality star has recently become an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform, lobbying on behalf of Alice Johnson, a great-grandmother serving a life sentence for a first-time nonviolent drug offense.

“I’ve been in communication with the White House and trying to bring her case to the president’s desk and figure out how we can get her out,” Kardashian West said in an interview with Mic earlier this month. “That’s such a huge step from where we started with that not even being on their radar.”

Kushner has also been pushing for reform from inside the White House, driven in his case by the experience of his father, Charles Kushner, who spent a year in prison in 2005 for tax evasion. He has thrown his political weight behind the bipartisan First Step Act, a bill to incentivize rehabilitation programs in prisons that passed the House last week.

According to Vanity Fair, Kardashian West’s meeting will not be captured by the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” cameras, and she will be accompanied in the meeting by only her attorney.

Kardashian West’s husband, rapper Kanye West, has recently faced criticism for his public support for the president, including tweets hailing Trump as his “brother” and photos of himself in a “Make America Great Again” hat. West is not expected to attend the meeting.