On Friday, April 26th, it was reported by the Chicago Sun-times that Chicago’s State Attorney Kim Foxx had been subpoenaed for mishandling the Jussie Smollett’s hate crime hoax in an unprofessional manor. After the “Empire” actor was charged with 16 counts of orderly misconduct for filing a false police report with Chicago Police, an emergency hearing was held at a Chicago Court on March 26th where all charges were dropped. With little to no explanation, Kim Foxx told the public she had decided to not prosecute Smollett and assured the “case was handled like any other prosecution and without influence.”
Kim Foxx had mislead the public into believing she had recused herself from the case “Out of an abundance of caution, the decision to recuse herself was made to address potential questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses in the case,” she told ABC news in February 20th, 2019. However, she was not honest about her recusal as she continued to be involved in the case.
After the avalanche of evidence pointing at a conflict of interest and mishandling of the Smollett case with new text messages reviling Foxx colluded to favor the “Empire” actor, retired appellate judge Sheila O’Brien, who filed the petition for a special prosecutor, also filed a subpoena for Foxx’s top deputy, Joseph Magats, and another document requesting Jussie Smollett appear at the hearing. The text messages showed that weeks before Smollett was charged, and when the actor was considered by police to be a crime victim, Foxx had talked to Chicago lawyer Tina Tchen, who put her in touch with a relative of Smollett’s. Foxx also acknowledged urging CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson to turn the investigation over the the FBI.
The Fraternity Order of Police from Chicago continuously requested a federal investigation after they learned about the emails and text messages from Foxx that showed she had no intention to prosecute Smollett and that she knew that he had faked the hate crime. O’Brien had to step in as Smollett had made a fool out of the city of Chicago by wasting time and resources that could have been used for other real crimes in the city.
O’Brien requested Foxx, Magats, and Smollett produce original documents in the criminal case to assure the public “that they have not been altered or destroyed and will not be destroyed throughout this case,” the Sun-Times reports.
The “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police reported early in the year after claiming that on January 29th around 2:00 A.M. two white men (who turned out to be the Nigerian Osundario brothers) had assaulted Smollett for being an openly gay and black man. Smollett alleged that the “white men” had physically assaulted him, yelled racial and homophobic slur, pour bleach on him, and tied a noose around his neck as they yelled “this is MAGA country!” – referring to President Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again.” The Chicago Police Department concluded that Smollett had fabricated the entire hate crime and that the wounds on his face and body were self-inflicted. Smollett was then arrested and released on bail after going from victim to criminal.