Federal Bureau of Investigation reportedly probing why Jussie Smollett charges were dropped

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"Frankly, I've never seen anything like this before", Lewis said.

"It may not have been the disposition that everybody thought would occur", Magats told the affiliate.

"I think the state's attorney's office and Chicago police and the mayor have a shared view". "You and I are both Jewish".

The case has sparked political discord in one of America's largest cities. Self-proclaimed libertarian and Sean Hannity correspondent Lawrence Jones III touted unfounded and baseless claims former First Lady Michelle Obama "made some phone calls" to have the charges dropped in order to distract Americans from the disclosure of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation into President Donald Trump.

As Law&Crime's Ronn Blitzer noted earlier Wednesday, these conversations between Foxx and the Smollett relative highlighted another issue: a question about whether Foxx had actually recused herself from the case. I am on an 8 am flight to nyc but please call me before then. My cell is [redacted].

Foxx is on a media blitz and she just told ABC7 in Chicago her office did NOT ask for the resolution in Smollett's case to be made under seal.

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"What I can tell you is that most people who come through the criminal justice system don't give up $10,000 of their hard-earned money, or engage in volunteer services connected with an alleged offense, without viewing that as a way of being held accountable", she said. "Trying to figure out logistics". To many, he is a rich and politically connected deceiver who suffered no consequences for an alleged fabrication that was like throwing a grenade into a culture already riven with divisions.

The donation took place in 2016 when Soros was investing heavily in "progressive" candidates in various prosecutorial positions. A false report is not just a drain on law enforcement resources; it is also gut-punch to real victims.

"Jussie Smollett is either the luckiest guy in Chicago or the shrewdest".

"This has been an incredibly hard time", he added, "Honestly, one of the worst in my entire life".

"Foxx said "I understand your skepticism" and "[don't] want people to believe that there are two measures of justice for the privileged and those without".

But when Magats dropped the charges, he said the Chicago Police Department "did a phenomenal job" in the investigation. "The bombshell dropping of all charges against him has stunned critics who call it an outrageous instance of black celebrity privilege", said Project 21 member Nadra Enzi. Smollett stands accused of arranging a homophobic, racist attack against himself in an attempt to raise his profile because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the Fox television drama "Empire".

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