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DEVELOPING: Trump Says DOJ, FBI to Review Jussie Smollett Charges, Calls Case National ‘Embarrassment’

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.28.19

President Trump confirmed Thursday that the Department of Justice and the FBI will formally review the Jussie Smollett case in Chicago; calling recent developments surrounding the charges an “embarrassment to our nation.”

“FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!” posted Trump on social media.

Chicago officials stunned the nation this week when they abruptly dropped 16 felony charges against the ‘Empire’ actor weeks after arresting Smollett for allegedly staging a hate crime and filing false police reports.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

BREAKING: Prosecutors Drop ALL CHARGES Against ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.26.19

Prosecutors in Chicago dropped all charges against ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett Tuesday morning; ending all proceedings over allegations he intentionally staged a “hate crime” just months ago.

“Calling himself a man of faith ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that he felt vindicated after the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office said it would drop all charges against him,” reports Fox News.

“Not for a moment was it in vain. I’ve been truthful and consistent on every level since day one,” he said.  “I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I was accused of. “

“It’s unclear at this time why the court decided not to proceed with prosecution, but the former ‘Empire’ star is expected to give a statement after he leaves the courthouse later today,” adds Fox.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

CHICAGO MAYOR: Decision to Drop Jussie Smollett Charges a ‘Whitewash of Justice’

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.26.19

Outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel weighed-in Tuesday on his city’s decision to abandon 16 felony charges against ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett; calling the move an obvious “whitewash of justice.”

“This is a whitewash of justice. A grand jury could not have been clearer… Where is the accountability in the system? You can’t have -because of one person’s position- one set of rules apply to them and another set of rules apply to everybody else,” said the mayor.

City prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Smollett weeks after he was indicted for allegedly staging a “hate crime” and filing a false police report regarding the incident.

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