Despite being a first-time offender, she was sentenced to life in prison without parole, which at the time was a mandatory sentence.
Then, after saying she screamed when she got the news, she also took time to thank both Kardashian and Trump for her new freedom.
Johnson was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for her involvement facilitating communications within a 1996 cocaine trafficking operation.
Kardashian West enlisted her lawyer Shawn Holley to help get Johnson released after learning about her story last fall.
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But as part of the nuclear deal, Iran was promised access to overseas reserves of its own funds that had been frozen by sanctions. Following the issuance of the specific license, OFAC contacted two US banks to convert Iran's rials to USA dollars.
"It's an wonderful feeling especially just being with my family again", she tells "Good Morning America Thursday, June 7".
After the heartwarming reunion, Johnson and her family spent their first day together catching up before Johnson enjoyed a night's sleep on her own terms.
President Trump commuted the life sentence of a grandmother serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense, CBS News' Paula Reid reports, citing a White House official.
"You now have a president who effectively thinks he can do things by pardons".
"I'm feeling no handcuffs on me. That I am going to be that one that is going to make you so proud and I hope that my life will encourage him to do this for others, too", Johnson said in an interview on CBS This Morning Thursday.
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The reporter discovered that one Blackberry app was able to acquire " identifying information " for up to 295,000 Facebook users. In what Facebook says was misuse of the data, the contractor sold it to Cambridge to build voter-profiling technology.
"I'm still waiting to exhale!" she said in an email from prison, roughly 24 hours before she was released.
Johnson had served more than 20 years in prison.
"It is an unbelievable feeling", Johnson told Baldwin of no longer being behind bars.
She also acknowledged that many people had worked on Johnson's case for years.
"I just knew him from "The Apprentice" and other things and he was amusing to me", Johnson said.
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There also needs to be common standards for asylum in Europe, Merkel said, and a unified external border control, which will be operated by Frontex.