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TRUMP RESPONDS: The President Responds to Smollett’s Arrest, Says Actor ‘Insulted’ Millions of Americans

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.21.19

President Trump weighed-in on the escalating scandal surrounding ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett Thursday; saying the celebrity insulted “millions” of Americans with his “racist and dangerous comments.”

@JussieSmollett what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA,” posted the President on social media.

Trump’s comments come as the Chicago Police Department confirmed Smollett orchestrated the attack because he was “dissatisfied with his salary.”

SMOLLETT SURRENDERS: Jussie Smollett Arrested in Chicago on Felony Charges

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.21.19

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is “under arrest and in the custody” of Chicago law enforcement Thursday morning; surrendering to police after felony charges were filed that claimed he knowingly filed a false police report and lied to investigators regarding a potential hate crime.

“Smollett was charged just hours after he was ‘officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation’ for allegedly ‘filing a false police report’ in connection with his Jan. 29 attack claims, police said. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the ‘Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report’ charges,” reports Fox News.

“Jussie Smollett is under arrest and in custody of detectives. At 9am at #ChicagoPolice Headquarters, Supt Eddie Johnson, Commander of Area Central Detectives Edward Wodnicki will brief reporters on the investigation prior to the defendants appearance in court,” confirmed the Communications Officer with the Chicago Police Department.

Read the full report at Fox News.

CHICAGO PD: Smollett Staged Attack, Sent Letter Because ‘He was Dissatisfied with Salary’

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.21.19

New details continued to emerge surrounding ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett’s arrest Thursday, with the Chicago Police Department saying the celebrity “staged” the attack because he was “dissatisfied with his salary.”

“JUST IN: Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson: Jussie Smollett ‘paid $3,500 to stage this attack…The stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary,” posted ABC News.

“Smollett attempted to gain attention by sending a false letter that relied on racial, homophobic, and political language. When that didn’t’ work Smollett paid $3,500 to stage this attack… Why? The stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary,” confirmed the police department.

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