This case continues to get more bizarre by the day. It will be interesting to see what federal investigators come up with if they do investigate, but there is definitely something fishy going on here.
President Trump on Thursday said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice will both investigate the “outrageous” decision by Chicago prosecutors to drop all charges in the Jussie Smollett "hate hoax" case.
"FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2019
Trump made the vow shortly after Chicago’s WLS-TV reported that the FBI has launched an investigation into the decision to drop the 16-count indictment against the “Empire” TV show actor.
Smollett was indicted by a grand jury in Chicago on 16 felony counts after he allegedly lied to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime. The actor said two men attacked him at 2 p.m. when he was walking home from a sandwich shop, poured what he believed to be bleach on him, and placed a rope around his neck.