Jussie Smollett is about to face justice after being indicted on six counts

A year ago, Jussie Smollett, a mid-level actor on Empire, alleged that two MAGA men attacked him on a cold, dark Chicago night.  It later turned out that he'd staged the whole thing to get himself some much needed publicity (and, as a side benefit, to smear Trump-supporters). Based upon evidence that Smollett had hired fellow actors Abel and Ola Osundairo to fake the attack, he was charged with disorderly conduct and lying to investigators.  Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx was the lead prosecutor on the case. However, after phone calls with Tina Tchen, a former chief of staff for Michelle Obama during the latter's first lady days, and with Smollett's relatives, Foxx first recused herself from the prosecution and then tried to get police superintendent Eddie Johnson, who'd been heading the Smollett investigation, to turn the matter over to the FBI. Following this news, the prosecution abruptly dropped the...(Read Full Post)
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