Jussie Smollett is going to jail, and it’s just a matter of how long, after he was indicted by a special prosecutor in Chicago on six felonies.
Dan Webb is a former federal prosecutor and now a high priced defense attorney who got the job as a special prosecutor.
He not only charged Jussie Smollett, but went after Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for letting him off in the sham deal of the century.
Foxx has faced huge backlash and is up in an election in a few months so rather than taking responsibility for what she did, she is instead doing what all Democrats do – blaming President Trump and his politics.
The Daily Wire reported that Webb’s harshest words, though, weren’t for Smollett, but for Foxx’s office, which he feels gave Smollett special treatment despite the wealth of evidence linking Smollett to a series of crimes.
The Cook County State’s Attorney allowed Smollett to walk free without standing trial, inking an unofficial “plea deal” with the actor that absolved him of the charges in return for sixteen hours of community service and $10,000, which Smollett had already submitted to the city as part of his bond.
The States Attorney’s office claimed the “deal” didn’t exonerate Jussie Smollett, but the actor treated it as evidence of his innocence.
But instead of taking responsibility for the mishap, Foxx lashed out at the prosecutor, accusing him of “James Comey-like” tactics, and suggesting that the new indictment was the responsibility of her political rivals.
“The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office charged Jussie Smollett with multiple counts, and today the Special Prosecutor did the same,” Foxx’s spokewsoman claimed in a statement.
“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,” Foxx said, referencing Comey’s eleventh hour decision to resuscitate an investigation into Hillary Clinton and her mishandling of classified information.
Foxx has made her opposition to President Trump a hallmark of her re-election campaign, airing commercials touting her success in “standing up” to the administration on the issue of immigration. But, Webb pointed out in his report, her troubles go far beyond a difficult campaign to keep her office.
“In his letter, Webb said his investigators said the state’s attorney’s office was unable to show ‘documentary evidence’ that Smollett’s case was handled like similar low-level felony cases involving non-celebrity defendants, despite public statements from the office that the case was typical,” according to the Sun-Times. “Webb found that the case against Smollett was strong, and that the state’s attorney’s.”