A loose coalition of celebrities, attorneys, and petitioners—including Kim Kardashian and one of the lawyers who defended Donald Trump during impeachment—are working to convince the president to stop the execution of a federal prisoner named Brandon Bernard.
They view it as, potentially, one of Trump’s final acts of clemency before Joe Biden takes over in January. But they’re running out of time. As of Tuesday, Bernard had just two days left to live.
At odds are two main forces in Trump’s larger orbit.