Joe Exotic’s legal team is holding a meeting and planning to take the final step to obtain President Donald Trump’s pardon for the Tiger King superstar before he leaves office.
The group – led by Eric Love – is scheduled to fly to Washington, DC, next Wednesday, January 6 to attend a “high-level” meeting regarding their pardon petition according to TMZ Thursday.
The post claims Love knows how to flirt with the ego of the 45th US president as the House of Representatives will vote that day to endorse Joe Biden as the next president while Trump, 74, plans to rally.
Tiger King: Joe Exotic’s legal team held a meeting and plan in place as they make their final push to get President Donald Trump pardoned for star Tiger King before he leaves office according to TMZ, as seen in August 2013
En route: The post claims Love knows how to flirt with the ego of the 45th US president, as the House of Representatives will vote that day to endorse Joe Biden as the next president while Trump, 74, plans a mass rally.
According to insiders, there is an uproar that the commander in chief of the armed forces may pardon several people on January 6 as a distraction so that the vote does not receive normal attention.
This comes just a week after Exotic submitted the court documents to dismiss his pardon claim after learning that the president had received his request.
Last week, the 57-year-old Tiger King star filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Justice for rejecting his official pardon request, claiming it was invalid because his petition was not submitted directly to Trump.
The so-called King of the Tiger, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado, withdrew his complaint lane after learning that Trump had received his petition, according to an article he published. TMZ.
Interesting timing: This comes just a week after Exotic submitted the court documents to rejecting his pardon claim after learning the president had received his request.
In their six-page complaint, Maldonado-Passage’s lawyers accused acting pardon attorney Rosalind Sargent Burns of not forwarding the official request while she claimed to be required to.
The complaint also stated that Donald Trump Jr., 42, was a supporter of it.
Several people have come out and publicly expressed their opposition to Joe Exotic’s condemnation and subsequent ruling. Among them are members of the president’s family. The complaint said Donald Trump Jr. was an advocate of pardoning Joe Exotic. New York Post.
Maldonado Basage is serving a 22-year prison sentence for conspiring to murder big cat rights activist Carol Baskin, 59.
Request received: US President Donald Trump, who appeared in November at the White House, received a request for pardon from Joseph Maldonado-Passage, nicknamed the King of the Tiger
He was also convicted in 2019 of eight counts of violating the Lacey Act for falsifying wildlife records, and nine counts of violating the Endangered Species Act.
Maldonado-Passage reached out to reality star Kim Kardashian, 40, to help get to Trump.
In September, he wrote to the president a letter demanding early prison release while his representatives spent nearly $ 10,000 at the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. in an effort to support his case.
Netflix Star: The Tiger King documentary from Netflix aired in March amid the Coronavirus pandemic and has become one of the most watched shows on the live streaming service
Earlier this year, Trump said he would consider pardoning Maldonado Passage, after his son, Donald Trump Jr., brought the case to him.
“I’ll have a look,” he told reporters in April.
Trump issued a slew of pardons and mitigations on Tuesday in favor of former members of Congress convicted on corruption charges, charging two people in the Russian investigation that overshadowed his presidency and four former government contractors convicted in the 2007 massacre in Baghdad that left more than a dozen Iraqis behind. Civilian dead.
Supporters of former contractors at Blackwater pushed for the pardon, arguing that the men had been excessively punished in an investigation and prosecution they said was contaminated. All four were serving long prison sentences.
Blackwater was founded by Eric Prince, a Trump ally and brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. His name has since changed.
Final Days: Trump, who appeared earlier this month at the White House, issued a slew of pardons and reliefs on Tuesday that benefited former members of Congress convicted on corruption charges, and two people were charged in the Russia-led probe and four former contractors were convicted with the government. In the 2007 massacre in Baghdad, more than ten Iraqi civilians were killed