"She's always stood out to me as being exceptional", says Ms Povah.
Kardashian West was set to meet with advisor Jared Kushner, who is tasked with overseeing efforts to reform the U.S. prison system.
Over the past few months, Kardashian has been in talks with Kushner - whose job description has included fixing the criminal-justice system, as well as the Middle East, veteran affairs, Chinese diplomacy and the opioid crisis - about Johnson's case.
Perhaps Kardashian's awkwardness stemmed from repeated comments made by Trump about her physical appearance, comments which described her figure and personality in unflattering terms. She was one of the first celebrities to speak on Brown's case and even enlisted her own attorney, Shawn Holley, to assist in Brown's case.
So...yeah. As weird as this might seem, it was probably inevitable ever since Kanye West, Kardashian's husband, went on his full throttle, pro-MAGA screed several weeks ago.
He also pardoned vice president Dick Cheney's former chief of staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
The mother of three was planning to argue that Johnson has paid her debt to society after 21 years behind bars and deserves clemency, according to sources familiar with the meeting.
Johnson's daughters confirmed today's meeting to BBC News.
She wrote: "Dear Ms. Kardashian, I am so humbled by what you are doing and have already done on my behalf".
"Judge Mays I'm writing to you to express my deep remorse for the crime that I committed over 20 years ago". Kardashian West was at the White House for about an hour.
Glenn asked. "Wasn't the fact that yesterday the president sat down with anybody and talked about prison reform ... isn't that something that all of us can get behind, left and right?"
"Send a bill to my desk".
A change.org petition asking Trump to grant Johnson clemency has also nearly reached its goal of 300,000 supporter signatures as of Wednesday. Kardashian West hopes that Trump will commute Johnson's sentence.