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Published On: Wed, Mar 27th, 2019

Chicago’s corrupt prosecutor says Jussie Smollett got ‘alternative disposition’ after Michelle Obama staffer made a call

Cook County prosecutors went into damage-control and spin mode Tuesday, attempting to defend their decision to end the criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, characterizing it as an “alternative disposition” and not an exoneration.

After faking the hoax, the Empire actor faced 16 federal charges, but ended up with community service and the forfeit his $10,000 bond to the city of Chicago.

Jussie Smollett faces numerous felonies over fake hate crime

“We did not exonerate Mr. Smollett,” the statement said.

The Fraternal Order of Police on Tuesday unleashed its anger at Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, calling for investigation into Foxx’s “interference” in the case.

“The conduct of her office from the very beginning of this cases was highly, highly suspicious,” Martin Preib, the FOP’s second vice president, told the Chicago Sun-Times.

“The entire country is outraged by it. The evidence is overwhelming that he was legitimately charged in this case. This decision [to drop the charges] appears to be utterly arbitrary, capricious and suspicious.”

Tina Tchen, a Chicago attorney and former chief of staff for former First Lady Michelle Obama, according to emails and text messages provided by Kim Foxx to the press, called for intervention to get Smollett off of the hook.

“The entire country is getting a window into the absurdity of the Chicago political and legal system,” Preib said.

Asked why he believes the charges were dropped, Preib said, “I have my dark suspicions, but it’s not appropriate to give voice to them just yet.”

The Daily Wire details all of this:

https://www.dailywire.com/news/45173/michelle-obama-staffer-who-helped-get-jussie-ashe-schow

Empire writer Cameron Johnson attacked Rob Elgas, a reporter in Chicago who has been closely covering the Jussie Smollett hate hoax.

“You reported a bunch of false information and never retracted it. Do your job, yes. But reporting on leaks that have been proven false is beneath you,” Johnson said to Elgas in a tweet.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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