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Facing an FBI and DoJ investigation of Smollett case, Kim Foxx is panicking and changing her story
American Thinker ^ | 28 March 2019 | By Thomas Lifson

Posted on 03/29/2019 9:53:04 AM PDT by amorphous

The fate of the higher-ups who pulled the strings to get Jussie Smollett off the hook is now in the hands of a dummy who is panicking.

The venerable political machine that runs the most corrupt big city in America, the very city who gave us the presidency of Barack Obama, is erupting in a political civil war over a case that has riveted the attention of the public. What makes this story a beacon of hope for reform-minded populists is that the fate of the rascals is now in the hands of an incompetent public official who has outraged the public with obvious corruption of justice, and who is now panicking and making huge mistakes because the walls are starting to close in on her.

President Trump this morning confirmed an earlier report by ABC Chicago and promised that the FBI and DoJ will review the Smollett case:

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

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; democrats; foxx; georgesoros; illinois; jussiesmollett; kimfoxx; kimfoxxcorrupt; michelleobama; obama; rahmemanuel; smollett; smollettcasedropped; tchen; whitewash
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1 posted on 03/29/2019 9:53:04 AM PDT by amorphous
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To: amorphous

Friend of the Kenyanesian Usurper.

Best “get out of jail free” card ever.

2 posted on 03/29/2019 9:55:27 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: amorphous

Odungo did it for more than 9 years ( changing stories)...not surprising..

3 posted on 03/29/2019 9:55:48 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: amorphous

Obama’s messenger.

4 posted on 03/29/2019 9:56:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: amorphous

I’m confident that the only reason Tina Tchen wanted Kim Foxx to contact her at the airport was to talk about their grandchildren.


5 posted on 03/29/2019 9:57:01 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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CONTACT: Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

If the office of the lawyer involved is in northern Illinois, please send the request to our Chicago office:
One Prudential Plaza
130 East Randolph Drive, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60601-6219
(312) 565-2600 (800) 826-8625
Fax: (312) 565-2320

In central or southern Illinois, we ask that you send the request to our Springfield office:
3161 West White Oaks Drive, Suite 301
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 546-3523 Toll free (800) 252-8048
Fax: (217) 546-3785

6 posted on 03/29/2019 9:57:32 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: amorphous

Now we know why Rahm is telling President Trump back away from this travesty. Also, of course Rahm is blaming President Trump for this Fake Hate Crime by his buddy!

Rahm Emanuel blames Trump for Jussie Smollett controversy, creating ‘toxic environment’, tells him to ‘sit on the sidelines’

Trump tweets FBI, DOJ will review Jussie Smollett case
CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday emphatically urged President Trump to butt out of the ongoing drama over embattled “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett as he blamed him for creating a “toxic environment” where someone would allegedly fabricate such an attack.

“My recommendation is the president go to Opening Day baseball, sit on the sidelines and stay out of this,” Emanuel told a group of reporters.

The mayor called Chicago a “Trump-free zone” and blamed the president for creating a “toxic” and “hate-filled” environment that allowed Smollett to think he could get away with faking a hate crime.


“Let me be clear about something. The only reason Jussie Smollett thought he could take advantage of a hoax about a hate crime is because of the environment, the toxic environment that Donald Trump created,” Emanuel said.

“This is a president who drew a moral equivalency between people who are trying to perpetuate bigotry and those who are trying to fight bigotry.

More Rahm trash talk at link below.

7 posted on 03/29/2019 9:57:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Trump Tweeted his way out of the Deep State's grip. 23 Mar 2019 | Mark Steyn!)
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AFAIK, there is nothing AT ALL improper about reaching out to a prosecutor to explain the circumstances of an action for which you have been arrested. In fact, you’d better do that. Is the issue here that Kim Foxx is the wrong person to have contacted and that Tina Tchen is someone who should’ve known better than to reach out to Foxx?

8 posted on 03/29/2019 9:57:55 AM PDT by dangus
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Don’t panic, DA Foxx! Just say that two white attorneys in MAGA hats made the decision to let Smollett go.

9 posted on 03/29/2019 9:58:09 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Yep. And Big Daddy came through with the payoff.

10 posted on 03/29/2019 9:58:21 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: amorphous

“We have concerns about the police investigation of our relative’s crime.”

“You do? Well I like you, so okay, I’ll make it go away.”

The new USA...?

11 posted on 03/29/2019 9:58:30 AM PDT by gaijin
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Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association ^ | 28 Mar 2019 2:49 PM | Lee Roupas, President, IPBA
FR Posted on 3/29/2019 by FreedomPoster

The Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association serves as the voice for nearly 1,000 front line prosecutors across the State who work tirelessly towards the pursuit of justice. The events of the past few days regarding the Cook County State’s Attorney’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case is not condoned by the IPBA, nor is it representative of the honest ethical work prosecutors provide to the citizens of the State of Illinois on a daily basis.

The manner in which this case was dismissed was abnormal and unfamiliar to those who practice law in criminal courthouses across the State. Prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges alike do not recognize the arrangement Mr. Smollett received. Even more problematic, the State’s Attorney and her representatives have fundamentally misled the public on the law and circumstances surrounding the dismissal.

The public has the right to know the truth, and we set out to do that here.

When an elected State’s Attorney recuses herself from a prosecution, Illinois law provides that the court shall appoint a special prosecutor. See 55 ILCS 5/3-9008(a-15).
Typically, the special prosecutor is a neighboring State’s Attorney, the Attorney General, or the State Appellate Prosecutor. Here, the State’s Attorney kept the case within her office and thus never actually recused herself as a matter of law.

Additionally, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office falsely informed the public that the uncontested sealing of
the criminal court case was “mandatory” under Illinois law. This statement is not accurate. To the extent the case was even eligible for an immediate seal, that action was discretionary, not mandatory, and only upon the proper filing of a petition to seal. See 20 ILCS 2630/5.2(g)(2). For seals not subject to Section 5.2(g)(2), the process employed in this case by the State’s Attorney effectively denied law enforcement agencies of legally required Notice (See 20 ILCS 2630/5.2(d)(4)) and the legal opportunity to object to the sealing of the file (See 20 ILCS 2630/5.2(d)(5)). The State’s Attorney not only declined to fight the sealing of this case in court, but then provided false information to the public regarding it.

The appearance of impropriety here is compounded by the fact that this case was not on the regularly scheduled court call, the public had no reasonable notice or opportunity to view these proceedings, and the dismissal was done abruptly at what has been called an “emergency” hearing. To date, the nature of the purported emergency has not been publicly disclosed. The sealing of a court case immediately following a hearing where there was no reasonable notice or opportunity for the public to attend is a matter of grave public concern and undermines the very foundation of our public court system.

Lastly, the State’s Attorney has claimed this arrangement is “available to all defendants” and “not a new or unusual practice.” There has even been an implication it was done in accordance with a statutory diversion program. These statements are plainly misleading and inaccurate. This action was highly unusual, not a statutory diversion program, and not in accordance with well accepted practices of State’s Attorney initiated diversionary programs. The IPBA supports diversion programs, and recognizes the many benefits they provide to the community, the defendant and to the prosecuting agency. Central to any diversion program, however, is that the defendant must accept responsibility. To be clear here, this simply was not a deferred prosecution.

Prosecutors must be held to the highest standard of legal ethics in the pursuit of justice. The actions of the Cook County State’s Attorney have fallen woefully short of this expectation. Through the repeated misleading and deceptive statements to the public on Illinois law and circumstances surrounding the Smollett dismissal, the State’s Attorney has failed in her most fundamental ethical obligations to the public. The IPBA condemns these actions.

This irregular arrangement was an affront to prosecutors across the State, the Chicago Police Department, victims of hate crimes, and the people of the City of Chicago and Cook County. We strongly encourage our members and the public to review the National District Attorneys Associations statement on prosecutorial best practices in high profile cases.

Best Regards,
Lee Roupas President, Illinois Prosecutor’s Bar Association

12 posted on 03/29/2019 10:00:21 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: gaijin

Not white privilege.

13 posted on 03/29/2019 10:00:51 AM PDT by Leep (It's.. (W)all or nothing..!)
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To: amorphous

Smells like ‘collusion’ to me!..........................

14 posted on 03/29/2019 10:01:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: amorphous
Well, this certainly is NOT over like some here have thought.

15 posted on 03/29/2019 10:02:41 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (The media is after us. Trump's just in the way.)
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To: amorphous
Ex-Aide To Michelle Obama Denies Trying To Sway Outcome Of Smollett Case
16 posted on 03/29/2019 10:03:23 AM PDT by blam
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To: amorphous

While the term “recusal” was used when it was announced she was stepping away from the Smollett case, a Foxx spokeswoman said, “it was a colloquial use of the term rather than in its legal sense.”

Maybe the rats can use that with regard to “collusion”. Maybe they only meant it in the colloquial use.

17 posted on 03/29/2019 10:03:50 AM PDT by samtheman (Like a Japanese soldier still fighting WWII in '71, the Collusion Crusade continues.)
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To: amorphous

The fools used email.

18 posted on 03/29/2019 10:05:17 AM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: amorphous

“ now in the hands of an incompetent public official..”

“Incompetent” is being generous.

19 posted on 03/29/2019 10:06:05 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: amorphous

Post Turtle Deluxe.
Should be disbarred, fired and never heard from again....ever.
Better, yet, jailed.

20 posted on 03/29/2019 10:06:44 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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