It’s about time.
The Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, and her deputy have been subpoenaed in association with their actions on the Jussie Smollett case.
The “Empire” actor was given a clean slate: All 16 felony counts for a hoax racial attack that were pending against him were all removed.
Smollett blamed two white men for physically abusing him with a rope and bleach while using vulgar terms about his sexuality.
Remember what the Chicago police commissioner said after the Smollett investigation was completed?
He candidly spoke about the overwhelming evidence against Smollett — including the sworn statements of the Nigerian brothers who staged the alleged “attack,” video footage, receipts, etc., which led to 16 charges against him.
There were not one, two or three charges against him — but 16.
Then, all of a sudden, those charges were dropped without further explanation. How is justice served this way? Or is this the old “celebrity” justice?
Chicago’s top prosecutor has been subpoenaed to appear in court by a retired appellate judge who’s pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the case against actor Jussie Smollett.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Sheila O’Brien also subpoenaed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s top deputy and requested that Smollett appear at a hearing on her request.
Foxx was harshly criticized when her office announced it was dropping charges against Smollett that accused the black, gay actor of staging a racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago.
Foxx has defended the decision to drop the charges and says she welcomes an independent investigation. (source: Associated Press)
Foxx publicly claimed that she recused herself, let her office continue the investigation instead of handing the case off to another agency, as is protocol — then privately directed her subordinates on what to do.
She should be disbarred, in our opinion.
Here’s what should be cleared up. Who told Foxx to let Smollett go? She wouldn’t risk her career by doing that on her own.
Someone significant reached out to her and told her to do this, and all the signs seem, so far, to point to Michelle Obama, or at least to her top aide, who reached out to Foxx.
This hoax consumed three weeks of police time with over 50 interviews, multiple subpoenas, hours of video scanning and lab work for $130,000, for Chicago’s already overworked police force. Way to go, Foxx!
There’s no problem with people being subpoenaed and forced to face justice when they so clearly chose to obstruct justice.
Let’s apply that across the board, shall we?
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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