Trump Announces Action by FBI and DOJ in 'Outrageous' Jussie Smollett Case
President Donald Trump said in a Thursday tweet that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice will review the Jussie Smollett case.
“FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago,” Trump tweeted. “It is an embarrassment to our Nation!”
FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2019
Charges against Smollett were dropped Tuesday.
The “Empire” actor agreed to do community service and forfeit his $10,000 bond in exchange for dropping charges accusing him of creating a hoax hate crime against himself.
“The charges were dropped in return for Mr. Smollett’s agreement to do community service and forfeit his $10,000 bond to the City of Chicago,” the Cook County State’s Attorney Office told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“Without the completion of these terms, the charges would not have been dropped.”
Smollett asserted he was attacked, doused with an unknown chemical substance and had a rope tied around his neck by two men on Jan. 29.
Police, however, classified Smollett as a suspect Feb. 20 for allegedly filing a false report.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson both expressed frustration over the charges being dropped in a Tuesday press conference as well.
Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Rahm Emanuel call Jussie Smollett charges being dropped ‘whitewash of justice’@realDonaldTrump @dbongino@charliekirk11 @JackPosobiec
— Bill ??*MAGA (@gatorfun1) March 27, 2019
In general, opinions on social media about Smollett’s case were all over the map.
Last month, everybody knew Jussie was lying the whole time. Today, everybody knew he was telling the truth the whole time. Gotta love Twitter.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) March 26, 2019
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