Trump Calls on FBI and DOJ to Review “Outrageous” Smollett Case!

The Jussie Smollett case, just took another interesting turn.

Per FoxNews, an internal email from the office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, obtained by Fox News on Wednesday, asked assistant state’s attorneys to dig for any examples to bolster Foxx’s claim that the dropped charges in the Jussie Smollett case weren’t as uncommon or shocking as they seemed.

The email read in part, “We are looking for examples of cases, felony preferable, where we, in (exercising) our discretion, have entered into verbal agreements with defense attorneys to dismiss charges against an offender if certain conditions were met…”

The email added, “Nobody is in trouble, we are just looking for further examples of how we, as prosecutors, use our discretion in a way that restores the victim…”

It was not clear who sent it, and exactly when it was sent. Foxx recused herself from the case last February but defended her office offering Smollett “an alternative prosecution model” in a series of interviews Wednesday.

Variety reported that President Donald Trump has weighed in on the Jussie Smollett saga, calling prosecutors’ decision to drop all charges against the “Empire” star “an embarrassment to our Nation.”

On Twitter, the president called on the FBI and the Justice Department to “review” the “outrageous” case, but failed to provide more specifics. Smollett allegedly faked a hate crime and had been indicted on 16 counts of filing a false police report. On Tuesday morning, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office dismissed the charges against Smollett in exchange for the actor forfeiting a $10,000 bond payment to the city. Smollett did not have to admit guilt and has used the move by prosecutors to claim he has been vindicated. The decision to drop charges has been condemned by police and by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.


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From Daily Mail

President Donald Trump weighed in on the contentious Jussie Smollett case Thursday morning, writing that the Justice Department and the FBI would probe the ‘outrageous’ decision by authorities in Chicago not to prosecute him.

Trump, who has never been shy about attacking the FBI and federal investigators during the Russia probe, engaged on the Smollett case nearly two days after the stunning announcement that the Cook County state’s attorney would not be bringing charges against the ‘Empire’ actor.

‘FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!’ Trump wrote.

His tweet followed reports that the feds were already reviewing the case.

Local prosecutors announced Tuesday they were dropping charges after obtained a grand jury indictment on charges that he staged an attack on himself to make it appear he was a victim of a hate crime.

The president has frequently engaged in other high-profile cases and controversies around the country, including those infused with racial elements. The president has taken a prominent stand in the case of NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem.

In the case of Smollett, Trump jumped into a controversy that from initial reports came appeared to be a hate crime in a city where Trump has frequently pointed to violence and shootings, involving an actor whose show airs on the president’s favorite network, Fox.

When Trump was first asked about it in the Oval Office in January, when the facts were still emerging, he called it ‘horrible.’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the prosecutor’s decision a ‘whitewash of justice’ Tuesday, and surrounded himself with law enforcement officers who worked to gather evidence in the case.

A smirking Jussie Smollett quit Chicago Wednesday leaving behind a city at war over the decision to drop all charges against him.

A new petition calls for an investigation into the Obama allies who cleared Jussie Smollett.

You can read and sign the petition here. 

MagaVoter shares a parent company with the petition site.