President Trump Weighs in on Jussie Smollett Case
President Trump Jussie Smollett Case a National ‘Embarrassment’
Trump’s Thursday morning tweet storm included one about the sweet deal the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office handed Smollett — dropping the 16 felony counts for allegedly lying to police after he did 18 hours of charitable work last weekend.
FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2019
POTUS said 2 federal agencies — the FBI and the Department of Justice — would be reviewing the “outrageous” case. It might seem like he’s calling for the investigation, but the reality is the FBI and DOJ were already on the job.
Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police announced it had filed with the DOJ on Tuesday … immediately following the announcement Jussie would not stand trial. The FBI’s probe of the State’s Attorney’s decision was announced Wednesday afternoon.
While Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has defended