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Cook County's State' Attorney Kim Foxx's woes continue as retired appellate judge Sheila O'Brien filed a petition for a special prosecutor to investigate Foxx's office over the Jussie Smollett case. Foxx received a subpoena to appear in court along with her top deputy Joseph Magats. This news comes after one Cook County judge slammed Foxx for her double standards after her office prosecuted one woman for filing a false report. Those are the same charges Foxx's office dropped against Smollett.

The ABC-I team in Chicago continues its great work investigating Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx after her office dropped 16 felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett. Foxx recused herself from the case after she talked with Smollett's family before the charges, but new texts show that she still communicated with her team, found the charges excessive, and called Smollett a "washed up actor."

Chicago is not done with Jussie Smollett. Now famous for allegedly staging a faux hate crime and then receiving reprieve under incredibly questionable circumstances, Smollett was sued by the City of Chicago Thursday after he failed to reimburse the city some $130,000 for police overtime spent investigating the attack.

In the aftermath of the national outrage over the charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett being dropped, President Trump on Thursday called for a federal investigation into the case. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) took issue with Trump's call, and Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) blasted him in a statement:
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