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What We Learned About Kim Foxx’s Role In Smollett Case From Newly Released Texts

The Chicago Tribune obtained text messages that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx sent to her top deputy about actor Jussie Smollett’s indictment after Foxx recused herself. “Sooo … I’m recused, but when people accuse us of overcharging cases…16 counts on a class 4 (felony) becomes exhibit A,” Foxx said in a March 8 text message to Cook County prosecutor ...

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Chicago Police Union Announces Vote Of No Confidence In Kim Foxx After Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped

Chicago police union demanded Thursday that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx resign after prosecutors dropped charges against actor and alleged hate crime hoax perpetrator Jussie Smollett. Duane Mellema, head of the North Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police, said the chiefs’ voted unanimously Tuesday to declare they had “no confidence” in Foxx, reported The Chicago Sun-Times. His organization represents ...

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Chicago To Sue Smollett After He Refuses To Pay Investigation Costs

The Chicago Department of Law said Thursday it will sue Jussie Smollett after they say the actor “refused to reimburse” the city for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his allegedly staged hate crime in January. “The Law Department will file the suit in the near future. As part of this legal action, the Law Department will pursue the ...

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Rahm Emanuel Blames Trump For Smollett Alleged Crime

Chicago Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel blamed President Donald Trump for creating the “toxic environment” which caused actor Jussie Smollett to allegedly fake a hate crime on Thursday. “My recommendation is the president go to Opening Day baseball, sit on the sidelines and stay out of this,” Emanuel said to reporters. “Let me be clear about something. The only reason Jussie ...

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Chicago Demands $130,000 From Smollett, Threatens New Charges If He Doesn’t Pay Up

The city of Chicago on Thursday demanded Jussie Smollett pay $130,000 to cover overtime costs incurred by city police during their investigation into a hate crime the actor allegedly staged against himself in January. Smollett could face new charges of making false statements to the city if he doesn’t pay up in within seven days, the Chicago Corporation Counsel threatened ...

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Smollett’s Attorney Suggests The Nigerian Brothers May Have Been Wearing Whiteface

Actor Jussie Smollett’s attorney Tina Glandian alleged her client’s attackers may have been wearing whiteface, in a Thursday interview with NBC News. “You can put makeup on,” Glandian said, adding that she had Googled the [Osundairo] brothers and found an old video showing they wore whiteface in an earlier recorded performance. “You know, I was looking up the brothers, and ...

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Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police Supports Federal Investigation Into Jussie Smollett

2nd Vice President At the Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police, Martin Preib, said he supports a federal investigation into the alleged hate hate crime hoax of actor Jussie Smollett. “We requested that [the FBI] get involved. We’ve actually asked federal authorities to get involved in looking at the Cook County state’s attorney Kimberly Foxx on several issues,” Preib said on ...

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Trump Says FBI And Justice Department Will Review ‘Outrageous’ Jussie Smollett Case

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President Donald Trump said the FBI and Department of Justice will review the “outrageous” Jussie Smollett case. “FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “It is an embarrassment to our Nation!” FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation! — Donald ...

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Jussie Smollett’s Lawyer Says He Hasn’t Ruled Out Suing The City Of Chicago

Actor Jussie Smollett’s attorney Tina Glandian said her client has yet to decide if he will pursue a lawsuit against the city of Chicago, on “Good Morning America” Wednesday. “We’re weighing our options now,” Glandian told host George Stephanopoulos. She also called Smollett “a victim” and said he still needs to begin healing from the alleged attack so he can get ...

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Chicago Police Department Will Not Disclose Jussie Smollett Investigation Costs |

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) will not disclose the costs associated with investigating “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. Smollett claimed he was attacked by two men who placed a rope around his neck and had an unknown chemical substance poured on him Jan. 29. Police, however, classified Smollett as a suspect Feb. 20 for allegedly filing a fake report. The Daily ...

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Outraged Fraternal Order Of Police Calls For Investigation Into Smollett Case

The Fraternal Order of Police have renewed demands Tuesday to investigate Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her possible interference in the Jussie Smollett case. This is not the first time that the Fraternal Order of Police has demanded an investigation of Foxx. They initially did so when Foxx tried to persuade Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson to transfer the ...

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Jussie Smollett ‘Volunteer Service’ Included Of Two Days Work With Jesse Jackson Nonprofit And An Appearance On PBS

Jussie Smollett spent two days volunteering with Jesse Jackson Sr.’s nonprofit group, a key factor that led prosecutors on Tuesday to drop all charges against the actor for allegedly staging a fake hate-crime against himself. A letter from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition said the “Empire” actor spent “several hours volunteering” with the group on Saturday and Monday. “Empire” music director ...

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Did Smollett Pay-Off the City of Chicago to Drop His Charges?

A law enforcement official said Tuesday that Jussie Smollet’s willingness to forfeit his $10,000 bond to Chicago City department was a key factor behind prosecutor’s decision to drop 16 felony charges related to his staging a fake hate-crime against himself. “There would be no nolle without the forfeiture,” Kiera Ellis, a spokesperson for State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, told reporters meaning ...

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Even as County Charges Dropped, Is a Federal Investigation Into Smollett’s Mail Crime Still Ongoing?

Although the state-level criminal charges were reportedly dropped against actor Jussie Smollett, it remains unclear whether the federal government is still investigating whether he was involved in sending a death threat to himself at “Empire’s” Chicago studio. Before Smollett claimed two men attacked him with a chemical substance, the studio received a letter addressed to the actor containing a white powder, which turned ...

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Police Chief ‘Furious’ At Smollett Case Dismissal

The Chicago police department is reportedly furious after the state dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who allegedly staged a fake hate crime against his person. “Empire” actor Smollett, 36, was arrested and charged in February for allegedly filing a false police report which claimed he was attacked, splattered with a chemical substance and put into a noose-like rope. The two ...

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