Skip to comments.State Attorney Kim Foxx Shifts Some Blame to Trump After Jussie Smollett Is Indicted
Posted on 02/12/2020 3:21:43 PM PST by jazusamo
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is on the defense after former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday on charges related to filing a false police report about the alleged Trump-inspired hate crime he reported in 2019.
Foxx recused herself from the subsequent investigation after Chicago police interviewed two brothers who said Smollett paid them to stage the attack, where he claimed two men in "Make America Great Again" hats assaulted him and called him homophobic and racial slurs, but her office continued the inquiry. The State's Attorney office then dropped all criminal charges against Smollett in exchange for paying a fee and requiring community service.
Foxx is running for reelection and her campaign said the timing of the new indictments were suspicious, invoking when former FBI Director James Comey said the agency would be looking into then-candidate Hillary Clinton's email server use shortly before the election.
"The Cook County States Attorneys office charged Jussie Smollett with multiple counts, and today the Special Prosecutor did the same. Whats questionable here is the James Comey-like timing of that charging decision, just 35 days before an election, which can only be interpreted as the further politicization of the justice system, something voters in the era of Donald Trump should consider offensive," the Foxx campaign said, according CBS Chicago .
Foxx's Democratic rivals have pounced on the new indictments.
"Now we know why Kim Foxx has refused to talk about the case. The Special Prosecutors decision is evidence that she was unlawfully influenced by calls from influential politicians and celebrities when she dismissed 16 felony counts against Jussie Smollett," candidate Donna More said in a statement. "This can no longer be considered just an error in judgment or a disappointing lack of transparency. There may be significant wrongdoing on the part of the States Attorney."
Former alderman Bob Fioretti called for Foxx to resign from office because her handling of the Smollett's case is just "the tip of the iceberg" of problems in her office.
"The reasons Kim Foxx should resign are many. It is a race between corruption, incompetence and personal dishonesty to decide which is worse in her office," Fioretti said.
I hope Trump uses it in ads in her state during the election. Promises made, promises kept.
Warning. This thread is worthless WITH pictures (too revolting).
She is profoundly unfit for a position of public trust and responsibility.
See, Trump’s got MIND CONTROL an ever since he elected these two Nigerian princes be like, can’t get they money so they be workin hard on Jussie’s show.
It’s hard for a prince out there and Jussie be helpin em out an it’s Trump’s fault an shit.
Yes, of course.
No doubt the Russians hacked Jussie’s brain and made him plan a fake hate crime.
DNC Brownshirts are not President Trumps fault.
Agitators causing hate crimes from the left are the problem.
Homofascists blaming Republicans is the problem.
There is so much of that going around these days.
LOL. The only surprise here is that she didn’t shift ALL the blame to Trump.
Kim Foxx is trying to blame Trump for what she did. This must be a joke. She has a man who lied about a hate crime under her juristiction, she turns him loose and tries to blame Trump? Ever hear anything so stupid?
I gotta say it’s really stupid, even for her. :^)
Justice for Juicy!
Justice for Juicy!
Lets Keep This FReepathon Moving and Wrap It Up, Folks!
She can BLAME until the cows come home; but if it doesn’t stick, it was only hot air. And why should it stick? It had nothing to do with Trump....except for the lies about MAGA caps.
She's fit for the position in Zimbabwe, I would argue.
....the timing of the new indictments were (sic) suspicious...
Trevor Noah (leftist tool) did to a good parody of the Jussie “attack”
Trump ate my homework...
She should resign.
There was a real hate crime that day and Jesse is the one who did it.
No different then a white woman falsely claiming a black man raped her.
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