Jussie Smollett Indicted by Special Prosecutor on Six Counts Related to False Claim of Hate Crime Attack
Judge Michael Toomin had the special prosecutor investigate the handling of the case by Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx’s office and “if Smollett should be further prosecuted.”
A special Cook County grand jury indicted actor Jussie Smollett on six new charges related to the alleged fake attack.
Smollett faces “charges of disorderly conduct, accusing him of filing false reports claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack last year.”
From CBS Chicago:
In a statement, [special prosecutor Dan] Webb’s office said Smollett filed four separate false police reports claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.
“The grand jury’s investigation revealed that Jussie Smollett planned and participated in a staged hate crime attack, and thereafter made numerous false statements to Chicago Police Department officers on multiple occasions, reporting a heinous hate crime that he, in fact, knew had not occurred,” Webb said in a statement.
Cook County prosecutors last year dropped 16 disorderly conduct charges against Smollett, just over a month after Chicago police had accused him of orchestrating a hoax because he was upset with his salary on the TV show “Empire.”
Judge Michael Toomin had Webb investigate the handling of the case by Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx’s office and “if Smollett should be further prosecuted.”
CBS Chicago reported Smollett will turn himself in on February 24.
Webb also found that Foxx’s office could not provide any evidence that they handled Smollett’s the same way as other similar cases.
JUST IN: Special prosecutor Dan Webb says Kim Foxx’s office hasn’t been able to provide any evidence that the #JussieSmollett prosecution was handled the same way as similar cases. pic.twitter.com/MfOJReglkT
— Jason Meisner (@jmetr22b) February 11, 2020
Independent news website CWBChicago investigated the cases and confirmed awhile ago that their reporters reached the same conclusion.
We published multiple reports over the past 11 months making this exact point. We spent hours digging through court records of false report cases. There are no others like Smollett. https://t.co/aFIp9HsiDO
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) February 11, 2020
In text messages released by the state’s attorney’s office last year, a top official shared our first report on the subject, which gave details of 7 cases we initially found. Another top side replied that our sample size was too small. ?
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) February 11, 2020
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The real Hate Crime was perpetrated against White guys in MAGA hats.
I agree. What is so sad about this is that Jussie Smollett had it made. He was being paid well and caught running a con to get more money. He should be blackballed from the industry.
It wasn’t about being paid well. It was about the sweet attention that comes from being a victim. Star of a niche tv program is not the same as SUPERstar! And to break out he would need more attention – hence his new role of victim.
Maybe the corrupt Chicago politicians wanted some of that attention also.
Via Ace of Spades:
“Meanwhile, the Obama-connected Soros-funded corrupt prosecutor who let Jussie Smollett off is running for reelection.”
“Cops can’t trust Kim Foxx because she let Jussie Smollett walk
As the Sun-Times wrote, “the police deserved better.”
What if it *hadn’t* been revealed as a hoax and people had rioted?
Imagine people being assaulted, beaten, or even killed, and THEN learning it was a put-on?
For this reason alone he should be squashed like a bug
The usual suspects wouldn’t care in the least. They’d shrug their shoulders and say, “Oh well, it was only whitey that was killed. They deserved it.” and be done with it. You certainly wouldn’t hear about it in the liberal MSM or any where else. That’s for sure.
Feburary 2020: The Republic red normies strike back. With a vengance.
Thinking of the Green Knight, and other tropes, for Smollett and Trump:
My turn now!
Smollet is just an ant. The much bigger crime—meaning, of greater significance to the rest of the planet—is the coverup by the prosecutor’s office.
Also find the connection directly to the Obama’s and prosecute them too.
It runs right through Kamala and Booker methinks.
Until people like Foxx are prosecuted, they will continue to use their powers to assist the bad people and hurt the good people.
Yes, but that requires finding the evidence against them, which can’t be an easy job. I hope the special prosecutor does find that evidence, but unless it’s strong he’s better off not bringing charges than bringing them and having her acquitted.
So now he gets to argue double jeopardy?
He was never in jeopardy because the case has never before gone to trial. You can be charged again and again for the same crime, but until the charge goes to the jury, you’re not in jeopardy. (Which is why a mistrial can be declared and you can be retried.)
Nope. No double jeopardy attaches as all the charges were dropped before he went to trial. No trial, no double jeopardy.
Now let’s just hope the prosecutors don’t wimp out and offer him a slap on the wrist plea deal and let him off the hook.
jussie did 16 “community service” hours working for jesse jackson, so I fully expect a double jeopardy argument. I would like to see foxx, kamala and sparticus, tchen and anyone else involved in this obstruction of justice/conspiracy investigated.
Not possible. He was never “in jeopardy of life or limb”, so the fifth amendment does him no good.
Grand juries have fairly wide latitude. I wonder if they will dig up evidence that Kim Foxx dropped the original charges for indictable reasons.
I saw a statement earlier from the SP office.
They are still working on that part of the investigation
And, right on cue…Foxx’s spokesman cried foul because they’re just a month from the election to keep her or boot her
Grand juries don’t dig up anything. They sit and listen to what the prosecutor brings them. And he’s said he’s still working on finding that evidence. It’s going to be tough finding it, so don’t get your hopes up. It’s obvious that Foxx had to have had some corrupt motive, but to charge her Webb will have to find out what, and how to prove it.
When are those 2 pigs kim fox and michelle obama going to held responsible for the coverup?.
Foxx will be held responsible if and when the evidence of her corruption can be found. The chance of that happening seems less than 50%. There is no reason to suspect any connection to Michelle 0bama, or Kamala Harris, so don’t expect any evidence against them to emerge.
There’s a connection with the Obamas. His sisters campaigned for Barack Obama and they and Jussie Smollet know both Obamas personally. He has been to the WH many times. He’s performed there.
Lots of people know the 0bamas. Tens of thousands of people campaigned for them, and a good many have met them. Many performers have been to the White House. Was Smollett there “many times”? I doubt it.
Meanwhile Smollett knows lots of people. That is no reason to suspect a connection between any of those people and his stunt.
Oh, my bad, Milhouse. I guess that just anybody accused of committing a hate crime hoax in Chicago, home of the Obamas, has Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff intervene in the case on their behalf.
“Foxx’s call to Johnson came after an influential supporter of the “Empire” actor reached out to Foxx personally: Tina Tchen, a Chicago attorney and former chief of staff for former First Lady Michelle Obama, according to emails and text messages provided by Foxx to the Chicago Sun-Times in response to a public records request.”
Tina Tchen passed Kim Foxx’s personal phone number to a relative who contacted Foxx directly.
I would make a sarcastic comment, but instead I’ll make a serious one. I’m sure the Obamas know lots of people. I’m sure Smollett knows lots of people. But Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff doesn’t intervene in just any of the tens of thousands of people who visited the WH.
This isn’t just a coincidence. You’d have to be a fool to imagine it is. The prosecutor, Kim Foxx, and her office have never handled a remotely similar case in anything like this manner. The bottom line is that Smollett was politically connected and Foxx treated this in a special way. She dropped the charges.
And I can say that because she never actually recused herself.
“Although we used the term ‘recuse’ as it relates to State’s Attorney Foxx’s involvement in this matter, it was a colloquial use of the term rather than in its legal sense,’ the office said in a statement.”
There is no such thing as a “colloquial recusal.” She needed to formally recuse herself from the case after communicating with Smollett’s relative and with Tchen. Foxx had no authority to assign her deputy to the case; the procedure would be for Foxx to recuse herself and have a different state’s attorney take over the prosecution.
But that would have led to the case going to trial and Smollett being easily convicted of several felonies. Foxx didn’t want that to happen so she kept the case in her office. She introduced one degree of separation in the case but she remained in overall charge of the case and made sure the case ended in a matter pleasing to the Obamas.
Foxx is an elected official. She was looking out for her political career so when she got the message from the Obamas she did them the favor they wanted.
This is what happened. Again, you’d have to be a fool not to see it. Proving it in court is a different matter. But not even in Chicago do prosecutors simply drop the charges in cases like Smollett’s unless someone who is connected politically intervenes.
Arminius, Tina Tchen is her own person. She is not an extension of Michelle 0bama, just because she once had a job working for her. If she intervened with Foxx, that doesn’t involve Mrs 0bama.
Juicy is a dumba$$. 2 attackers in MAGA hats in sub zero downtown Chicago. Yeah right. We know there is only 1 MAGA hat in that locale 😉
Jessie say: Last. time I go out looking for a foot long……
And then continuing to wear that noose like the show-biz prop it was? If someone really put a noose around your neck, do you think you’d wear it for hours afterward as if it were some sort of trophy?
February 24? What, is he in quarantine?
I wonder if the change has anything to do with his Sugar Auntie disappearing off the political radar?
What sugar auntie? Smollett and Harris knew each other, but there’s no evidence or reason to suspect that it was ever more than a casual acquaintance.
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA . . . snicker . . . snort . . .
Sorry, my bad. Just move along. Nothing to see here.
So if Smollett is being charged with four crimes what happens to his Nigerian butt boy friends that assisted him and took part in the crime. Do they get off scot free or what.
They sang. It’s partly why we know so clearly it was a hoax. So it’s unlikely they’ll be prosecuted.
I was under the impression that they were caught on video at a supply store buying the masks and rope that were used in the hoax. And that’s why they confessed they were involved in the hoax. And then they high-tailed it back to Nigeria before any charges could be pressed.
Yes, that is true.
They did not “hightail it” anywhere. They’re still in Chicago, where they’re apparently having trouble finding any work, and are willing to testify against Smollett if asked.
Yes. They didn’t commit any crime. They were paid to act a part and they did; the minute the police asked them about it they told the truth. What would you charge them with?
What they did or did not do makes NO difference at all. If your passenger runs into a store and robs them. What happens to you? Knowing or not knowing don’t matter to the law.
That is not true. If you had no idea he was going to do that, you have no liability for driving him there. And this case isn’t even like that.
A smart or sane person who was planning to pull off this kind of hoax would perhaps postpone it when the wind chill was -60 below zero.
I suspect the timing was critical.
It should only be filing a false police report. Nobody believed his story in the first place. The rest is administrative political correctness and idiocy.
its Juicy Smellit.
Dave Chappelle got it right.
Did you know that right before the Jessie joke that his buddy Kamala (knee pad) Harris introduced a bill to ban lynchings? Because of the rampant wild west hangings we have had in the last 60 years? LOL There is a whole bunch of people in Washington worried about the punishment for treason that is still on the books. I have no problem with a televised hanging on the town square. A rope is cheaper than jail for 20. A rope sure will stop treason in the future.
BS. Nothing any of them have done could possibly support a treason charge. They have nothing to fear. The “anti-lynching” bill was just a cheap reach for publicity. The idea that Smollet’s stunt was coordinated with Harris and Booker, in order to promote their bill, is pure speculation. There’s not a shred of evidence for it, or for Smollet and Harris being more than casual acquaintances.
If that’s what you want to believe. I couldn’t care less. Both have talked about their friendship. It is not strange at all that this happened at the same time?? LOL Common sense?? Nope nothing to see here at all. ROFLOL
No, they didn’t happen “at the same time”. Harris, Booker, and Tim Scott (so this is not some Democrat plot) introduced their anti-lynching bill back in June 2018, it passed the senate unanimously in December, but the house didn’t get a chance to pass it before the end of the session, so the senate had to pass it again. The second passage through the senate was a pure formality — it was introduced on Feb 14, passed all three readings, was sent to the house, which referred it to the judiciary committee, all on the same day. On Mar 22 the judiciary committee referred it to the Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security subcommittee, which has sat on it ever since. Smollett’s stunt was more than two weeks before all this, on Jan 29. So no, there’s no apparent connection at all.
Just a reality check: a conviction on charges of disorderly conduct and filing false reports isn’t likely to deliver anything beyond a fine or two. If that, and if he’s convicted.
These appear to be Class 4 felony charges.
People in Washington are worried about Treason. NO connection between Harris or smollet? It just happened in the same week that’s all? Is 2+2= that difficult. Just when was the last reported hanging? I cant remember one in my lifetime. So if someone can answer what was the reason for Harris no lynching bill? Hmmm??
No, it did not happen the same week. Where are you getting these fantasies? Next you’ll tell us that Harris is Smollett’s aunt or something.
Don’t tell Jussie!
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