Another twist in the Jussie Smollett fake attack plot has people calling for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to lose her job and it was revealed that despite pubically saying she had ‘recused’ herself from the case, she never actually did.
According to Fox News, Foxx was involved in the decision to drop all 16 charges against the Empire actor in exchange for his forfeiture of bail and for his history of charity work in the city.
Previous reports show that Foxx was contacted by Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff Tina Tchen and was directly communinicating with a relative of Smollett’s during the entire investigation.
Tchen wanted Foxx to hand the case over to federal investigators and told her she was worried about leaks from police to the media, meanwhile, Foxx openly told the relative she was trying to get the case dismissed.
Foxx told NPR in an interview that Smollett was not fully exonerated and that he had been given certain conditions as part of a ‘diversion’ program or alternative prosecution, which requires some admission of guilt from Smollett and penalties.
Foxx was called out by the Illinois Prosecutor’s Bar Association and other groups want her to be fired, resign, or otherwise removed from office.
In the formal announcement, the District Attorney’s Office namely pointed out that even if Smollett had been found guilty, he likely would have only faced community service and no real jail time.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel now wants Smollett to pay $130,000 to cover the costs of overtime paid out by the Chicago Police Department investigating the fake attack.
President Donald Trump has also ordered the DOJ and federal investigators to look into Smollett’s case since he claimed it was a hat attack where the perpetrators yelled out ‘this is MAGA country’ as a direct tie to the President’s slogan.
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