‘Tiger King’s Joe Unique Sues For Donald Trump Pardon; DOJ Rejected – .
Imprisoned Tiger King star Joe Exotic has tried the Justice Department in hopes of working with Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, and other similar high-profile citizens to obtain a presidential reprieve.
“Joe Exotic wishes to require the US pardon attorney’s office to comply with its ministerial duty to make a recommendation to the President of the United States regarding Joe Exotic’s pardon so that the president can use his constitutional discretion in deciding whether to apply approve or reject, ”explains Exotic a complaint that Exotic filed under his real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage in federal court against the DOJ’s pardon attorney Rosalind Sargent-Burns (read her here).
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The infamous star of the Netflix filthy blockbuster documentary series directed by Rebecca Chaikin and Eric Goode is currently in his first year behind bars and is serving a 22-year prison sentence as a self-described “gay, armed redneck in Oklahoma” according to Exotics’ 257-page petition for pardon. Exotic was convicted of 17 animal abuse charges in 2019 for plotting a killer to murder his private zoo competitor Carole Baskin for $ 3,000.
After seeing his petition thrown in the bureaucratic trash by the DOJ in September, Exotic wants to take up the clearly confused former host of the Celebrity Apprentice in his public remark in April to take a look at an earlier, more informal pardon request.
“Joe Exotic asked the defendant through an attorney to send the president a notice and recommendation,” added the short jury, who will request filing from December 16. “However, such a request has been denied and Joe Exotic has no other appropriate remedy. Therefore, Joe Exotic is entitled to an order compelling the defendant to comply with a clear, indisputable and non-discretionary obligation to communicate Joe Exotic’s pardon and recommendation to the President of the United States. “
Neither the White House nor the Justice Department responded to .’s inquiries regarding the lawsuit and the status of a possible pardon.
Earlier this spring, Exotic wrote an unanswered letter directly to Trump apologizing. He and his attorney have since written to Kim Kardashian West (who was lucky enough to convince soon-to-be ex-POTUS to grant mercy). With a view to realpolitik, the captain of the Tiger King also injected supporters around 10,000 US dollars on the lobbyist breeding ground of Trump International in DC this fall in order to promote the rearguard.
Additionally, the 6-page complaint from Texas targets the impulsive Trump’s soft underbelly – his family who aren’t doing well.
“Many people have come out publicly expressing their disagreement with Joe Exotic’s beliefs and the ensuing verdict,” claims Fort Worth attorney Francisco Hernandez for Exotic, 57. “Among these are members of the president’s own family. Donald Trump Junior was an advocate for the pardon of Joe Exotic. “
In fact, the big game killer Junior told SiriusXM in April that after beating up Tiger King in two sessions, he might consider advocating for Exotic’s early release. His reasoning was less about justice than about the fact that it would get under the skin of the media and “I can generally only be for the meme for it.”
Junior continued on Exotic, “It doesn’t appear that he was completely innocent of anything. But when they say, “We’re putting this guy away for 30 years,” I say, it seems kind of aggressive.
As Trump senior has repeatedly sadly made clear, a president can forgive anyone – and that on live television, as happened at the Republican National Convention this summer.
However, in terms of apologizing, there are some rules to the game. One of the numerous trip wires on which Exotic’s attempt was finally rejected by Sargent-Burns’ office in early September is the fact that the detained petitioner is still in jail.
“No request for pardon should be made until a period of at least five years has elapsed from the date of the petitioner’s release from custody or, if no prison sentence has been imposed, until a period of at least five years has elapsed five years from the date of conviction of the Petitioners, ”says the DOJ’s Guidelines for the Grace of the Executive. “In general, a petition should not be submitted by someone on parole, parole or parole,” she added.
Oddly enough, for Exotic, hope can last a little forever
Last week’s lawsuit stated that Exotic’s petition status is nowhere on the DOJ’s website and it looks like it has never “filed a pardon or commutation.” However, today’s search for . revealed that Exotic has a “Clemency Case File Number” and the status is “Pending”.
Of course, as with so many things that concern the soon to be adapted Tiger King: murder, chaos and madness saga, everything has never been so easy.
“The court hereby orders the plaintiff to amend his petition to include any documents on which his petition is based on or before December 23, 2020 and which are referred to in his petition,” stated Judge Mark Pittman on December 18 . Exotic’s attorney, Hernandez, did not respond to .’s inquiries on where things were with this refill.
Which means this could all be over before it really starts for MAGA, which heralds Exotic, or maybe Trump will just put him on the list anyway – maybe with Don Jr.