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February 21, 2019
Smollett indictment has Dems suddenly supporting 'presumption of innocence'
Wednesday was a bad day for Jussie Smollett. A grand jury handed down an indictment, and he is now charged two felonies — filing a false police report and disorderly conduct — and facing one to three years in prison. Not to the surprise of anyone with a pulse, the hate crime he reported on Jan. 29 was orchestrated by the actor himself. No official word yet whether the FBI is planning to levy its own federal charges for lying to the FBI about hate mail it seems he also paid the Nigerian brothers to send him. After the magazine cut-out letter, which included "MAGA" written as the return address, didn't incite the national outrage or coverage the Empire actor was hoping for, he went forth with the dramatic hoax to seem like the victim of an assault at the hands of two Trump supporters. According to TMZ, Smollett's lawyers tried a "Hail Mary" move on Tuesday to prevent the Nigerian brothers from testifying in...(Read Full Post)