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State Attorney Kim Foxx Shifts Some Blame to Trump After Jussie Smollett Is Indicted
Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2020 | Julio Rosas

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 State’s Attorney’s office charged Jussie Smollett with multiple counts, and today the Special Prosecutor did the same. What’s 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 Prosecutor’s 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 State’s 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: berniesanders; chicago; cookcountyattorney; corruption; georgesoros; illinois; jessesmollett; jussiesmollett; kimfoxx; michelleobama; rahmemanuel; smollett; vermont
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Of course it's President Trump's fault, Kimmy. LOL!
1 posted on 02/12/2020 3:21:43 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

I hope Trump uses it in ads in her state during the election. Promises made, promises kept.


2 posted on 02/12/2020 3:23:06 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Polls are no longer designed to measure public sentiment but to influence it.)
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To: jazusamo

Warning. This thread is worthless WITH pictures (too revolting).


3 posted on 02/12/2020 3:23:25 PM PST by rfp1234
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To: jazusamo

She is profoundly unfit for a position of public trust and responsibility.


4 posted on 02/12/2020 3:25:36 PM PST by jimfree (My19 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: jazusamo

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.


5 posted on 02/12/2020 3:27:58 PM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: jazusamo

Yes, of course.

No doubt the Russians hacked Jussie’s brain and made him plan a fake hate crime.


6 posted on 02/12/2020 3:28:33 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: jazusamo

DNC Brownshirts are not President Trump‘s fault.

Agitators causing hate crimes from the left are the problem.
Homofascists blaming Republicans is the problem.


7 posted on 02/12/2020 3:32:01 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Everyone knows Hillary was corrupt, lied, destroyed documents, and influenced witnesses. Rat crime.)
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To: jazusamo
It is a race between corruption, incompetence and personal dishonesty

There is so much of that going around these days.

8 posted on 02/12/2020 3:32:49 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: jazusamo

LOL. The only surprise here is that she didn’t shift ALL the blame to Trump.


9 posted on 02/12/2020 3:34:06 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: jazusamo

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?


10 posted on 02/12/2020 3:35:34 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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I gotta say it’s really stupid, even for her. :^)


11 posted on 02/12/2020 3:38:01 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

Justice for Juicy!

Justice for Juicy!

https://youtu.be/wZXoErL2124


12 posted on 02/12/2020 3:39:02 PM PST by isthisnickcool (1218 - NEVER FORGET!)
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MAGA!

Let’s Keep This FReepathon Moving and Wrap It Up, Folks!

Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a new monthly donor!

13 posted on 02/12/2020 3:39:35 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

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.


14 posted on 02/12/2020 3:40:11 PM PST by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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To: jimfree
She is profoundly unfit for a position of public trust and responsibility.

She's fit for the position in Zimbabwe, I would argue.

15 posted on 02/12/2020 3:41:22 PM PST by bkopto
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To: jazusamo

“....the timing of the new indictments were (sic) suspicious...”


16 posted on 02/12/2020 3:42:29 PM PST by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: jazusamo

Trevor Noah (leftist tool) did to a good parody of the Jussie “attack”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEpZzvSzYfI


17 posted on 02/12/2020 3:43:41 PM PST by Trump.Deplorable
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To: jazusamo

Trump ate my homework...


18 posted on 02/12/2020 3:44:39 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Time to up our FR Monthlies by 5-10%. You'll < hardly miss it and it will help.)
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She should resign.


19 posted on 02/12/2020 3:46:00 PM PST by Retvet (Retvet)
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To: SaveFerris

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.


20 posted on 02/12/2020 3:46:47 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Everyone knows Hillary was corrupt, lied, destroyed documents, and influenced witnesses. Rat crime.)
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