Barack Obama’s favorite celebrity is about to go to jail for one crazy reason
Americans reacted with horror to prosecutors dropping the charges against hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett.
But now there may be a chance for accountability.
And Barack Obama’s favorite celebrity is about to go to jail for this crazy reason.
Prosecutors dropped all charges against Smollett after a former Michelle Obama aide begged authorities to let him go.
Smollett faked a hate crime attack where he claimed racist Donald Trump supporters attacked him on the streets of his upscale Chicago neighborhood at two in the morning.
Smollett was facing serious charges for faking a police report among the 16 felony counts a grand jury indicted him on.
The decision to drop the charges did not sit well with anyone.
And a judge took action to correct this wrong by appointing a special prosecutor to look into the case.
The Daily Caller reports:
A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the dropped charges against Jussie Smollett after he had initially been charged with staging a hate crime hoax.
Cook County Judge Michael Toomin ruled that Kim Foxx, the state attorney, had the right to withdraw from prosecuting the case against the 37-year-old actor, according to a Chicago Tribune report published Friday. But she did not have the authority to appoint her top deputy to handle the case, according to the ruling
Toomin explained that a special prosecutor could end up charging the former “Empire” star and other charges could be brought if the investigation finds suspicion of wrongdoing by others. (RELATED: Jussie Smollett’s Episode of ‘Drop The Mic’ Has Been Pulled)
Former state appellate Judge Sheila O’Brien — who has been leading the effort for a special prosecutor — said that Foxx’s actions created “a perception that justice was not served here, that Mr. Smollett received special treatment.”
The prosecutor has the power to charge Smollett with a crime, and many Americans believe this is the only way to put this horrible attempt to smear Trump supporters to bed once and for all.