Trump Says He's Sending in the Feds - Smollett & Foxx Better Get Ready
President Donald Trump said the FBI and Department of Justice will investigate the dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who apparently orchestrated a hate crime and filed a false police report.
“FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning.
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
Under normal circumstances, the FBI shouldn’t investigate stupid prosecutorial decisions, but this is not a normal circumstance.
Smollett’s case reeks of potential corruption, and it was a state prosecutor who let him off the hook.
Smollett was charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct after a police investigation into his allegedly fake hate crime, but the office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx dropped the charges Tuesday.
“I believe that the outcome — him having to forfeit the $10,000, having to do community service, based on the allegations, and again the (low-level) felony and no (criminal) background, are an outcome that we could expect with this type of case,” Foxx said Wednesday, defending her staff’s decision.
But the decision by Foxx’s office was immediately criticized by several officials, from the mayor of Chicago to the Chicago Police Department.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel slammed the prosecutor’s decision as a “whitewash of justice” and openly asked, “Is there no decency in this man?”
JUST IN: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: “Mr. Smollett is still saying that he is innocent, still running down the Chicago Police Department. How dare him?”
“Is there no decency in this man?” https://t.co/llZlJ934Wn pic.twitter.com/lWgNMUsyZW
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) March 26, 2019
And Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson bluntly said he doesn’t think justice was served.
“You all know where I stand on this. Do I think justice was served? No,” Johnson said. “What do I think justice is? I think this city is still owed an apology.”
CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson responds to charges being dropped against Jussie Smollett: “They chose to hide behind secrecy and brokered a deal to circumvent the judicial system.” pic.twitter.com/7k9KK0J4AG
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) March 26, 2019
“They chose to hide behind secrecy and broker a deal to circumvent the judicial system.”
To make the case sound even more fishy, a court order stopped Chicago police from releasing documents about the case.
It’s obvious to many individuals — from Chicago police officers, to Chicago’s mayor to the president of the United States — that Smollett is getting away with an apparent heinous hoax.
It shouldn’t have gotten to this point, but Trump will try to ensure that Smollett is brought to justice.
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