President Trump just broke his silence on the scandalous and most definitely corrupt decision to drop the charges against Jussie Smollett.
The Mayor of Chicago blasted the decision and called it a whitewash. The Chicago Police were so furious they released their files that showed Smollett’s obvious guilt.
The FBI was rumored to be looking at the case, according to ABC news. But now we know it is much worse for Jussie - Trump just stepped in and ordered an FBI investigation.
From The Hill:
In an early morning tweet on Thursday said the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) will review the “outrageous” case against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.
“FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago,” the president said.
“It is an embarrassment to our Nation!” he added.
FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2019
The president did not provide details, but two unidentified law enforcement officials told ABC7 in Chicago that FBI agents are reviewing the circumstances around the dismissal of charges against Smollett.
The 36-year-old performer had been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report after he told Chicago police he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.
Prosecutors dropped the charges on Tuesday in a twist that sparked allegations of “leftist privilege” by some conservatives.
“After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case,” the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
“We stand by the Chicago Police Department’s investigation and our decision to approve charges in this case,” the statement continued.
Smollett’s attorneys said the actor’s “record has been wiped clean” in a statement released Tuesday.
“This stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his [‘Empire’] salary,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in February during a news conference.
“Do I think justice was served? No,” Johnson said on Tuesday.
“I think this city is still owed an apology,” he added.
POTUS said 2 federal agencies — the FBI and the Department of Justice — would be reviewing the “outrageous” case. It might seem like he’s calling for the investigation, but the reality is the FBI and DOJ were already on the job.
Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police announced it had filed with the DOJ on Tuesday … immediately following the announcement Jussie would not stand trial. The FBI’s probe of the State’s Attorney’s decision was announced Wednesday afternoon.
While Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has defended cutting Smollett loose — calling it a typical outcome for anyone facing class 4 felonies — public outcry has prompted the feds to get involved.
Trump’s tweet makes it clear … he still knows what gets ratings.