Kim Foxx, Who Dropped Smollett's Charges, Now Says She Supports New Indictment

Sandy Malone

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said she supported the special prosecutor's new charges against Jussie Smollett.

Chicago, IL – Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said she supported the special prosecutor’s new indictment against actor Jussie Smollett on Tuesday despite the fact her office dropped the charges against him initially.

A Cook County special grand jury indicted Smollett on Feb. 11 after a six month investigation by Special Prosecutor Dan Webb, WBBM reported.

“The grand jury’s investigation revealed that Jussie Smollett planned and participated in a staged hate crime attack, and thereafter made numerous false statements to Chicago Police Department officers on multiple occasions, reporting a heinous hate crime that he, in fact, knew had not occurred,” Webb said in a statement.

Smollett has been charged with six new counts of disorderly conduct for filing false police reports in connection with a faux hate attack he allegedly planned and executed on himself in January of 2019, WBBM reported.

Foxx brushed back accusations that her office had not been cooperating with the special prosecutor’s investigation into the handling of Smollett’s case the first time around.

She said the only difference in the two investigation was the dropping of charges against Smollett, WBBM reported.

“Our office filed charges in this case,” Foxx said. “It was the disposition that was cause for difference. He had the facts and the evidence to file charges.”

“We are continuing to avail ourselves to a review of how this case was handled,” she continued. “As I said from the very beginning we welcome the non-political review. And that’s ongoing.”

“We are certainly cooperating the best we can,” Foxx added.

The new indictment happened just one month after a Cook County judge ordered Google to turn over copious amount of information from the accounts Smollett and his manager and five months after the special prosecutor began his investigation.

The special prosecutor said in his statement about the indictment that his office “obtained sufficient factual evidence to determine that it disagrees with how the [Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office] resolved the Smollett case,” WBBM reported.

Webb said the prosecutor’s office had not been able to provide evidence that Smollett’s case had been handled similarly to other cases when the charges were dropped, which was the excuse that Foxx provided at the time.

Smollett told police on Jan. 29, 2019 that he had been attacked by two white supporters of President Donald Trump on his way home from a Subway restaurant.

He claimed the men called him homophobic and anti-black slurs and told him “This is MAGA country” as they beat him up and put a noose around his neck. He also said they threw a chemical on him.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson explained at a press conference the day of Smollett’s arrest that that police considered the actor a victim up until Ola and Abel Osundairo returned from Nigeria to Chicago and were taken into police custody, and then the investigation “spun in a totally different direction.”

“We gave him the benefit of the doubt up until that 47th hour. But when we discovered the actual motive, quite frankly, it pissed everybody off,” he explained.

He said the brothers told police that Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage the attack, with another $500 after they returned from a planned trip to Nigeria.

“We have the check that he used to pay them,” Superintendent Johnson said.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office announced on March 8 that Smollett had been indicted by a grand jury on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct.

But then on March 26, the State’s Attorney’s Office unceremoniously announced all charges against the “Empire” actor had been dropped.

The city of Chicago has since sued Smollett for the cost of the overtime the police department incurred while investigating the hoax and the actor has counter-sued for malicious prosecution.

Cook County Judge Michael Toomin in June of 2019 appointed a special counsel to investigate what actually happened after information about Smollett hiding evidence and the involvement of Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff, Tina Tchen, in the case.

Toomin said that Foxx was right to recuse herself from Smollett’s trial after she asked Commissioner Johnson to turn over the case to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after talking to Tchen, but that she did not have the authority to appoint her second-in-command to the prosecution in her stead, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Texts obtained by public records requests showed that Foxx herself called the Cook County Prosecutor’s Office’s excuse for withdrawing from the case “bulls--t,” the Chicago Tribune reported.

Toomin gave the special prosecutor a broad mandate to investigate what had happened with the case from beginning to end and what all parties involved had done.

Smollett is due to appear in court on Webb’s charges on Feb. 24, WFLD reported.

Comments (57)
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flybynight
flybynight

I was for it before I was against it........ or something like that. 🤔. I'm working on a better excuse but that should do for now.

JBoH
JBoH

Must get tricky straddling that fence...

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Lying racist bitch!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

I can translate what she said: She supported the charges, until she accepted a 10 grand bribe on behalf of the city of Chicago to make the whole thing go away. Now she is still supporting the charges, because she's running for re-election, and that makes her appear that she supports the law (despite allowing the city to take a bribe in exchange for dropping the charges the first time).

That's how business gets done in the great city of Chicago and Cook County.

Viking24
Viking24

She’s trying to cover her ass.
She is another Soros and Odummy roach.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Hypocrite and self serving who wants to be re-elected. I find it amazing blacks want to set their people free all the time.........why? Never mind I already know the answer.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Just one question... what do you think the chances are she would dismiss charges on a straight white guy claiming Black Lives Matter shirt wearing black men did the same thing and lied about the hate crime? Her dismissing the charges on Smollet was nothing short of a hate crime in itself!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Prosecutors originally required Jussie to pay a $10k fine and do two days of community service. He logged a total of 18 hours of community service over 2 days -- with Jesse Jackson's organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition -- and that was enough to satisfy prosecutors in Chicago to drop felony charges.

Smollett’s work with Rainbow PUSH included speaking to students about the music and film industry and volunteering in the PUSH Freedom Store, where he managed sales and peddled merchandise.

The 36-year-old singer-actor also stuffed envelopes, helped the group film their weekly broadcast and worked with the music director on plans to start a choir, TMZ reported.

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," the Foxx campaign said, according CBS Chicago.

Um, 35 days is quite a bit of advance notice, unlike what Dems typically do to their opponents.

rhj10077
rhj10077

She just needs to go away. SHE Fu__ked it up to begin with.

RetCanMilSpouse
RetCanMilSpouse

Sounds to me like she's trying to mitigate the damage of dropping the charges in the first place. Hopefully she doesn't come out of this unscathed. A 3 month censure would be appropriate.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Fox jumps all over the place with her reaction to this indictment. Just the other day she was mad because the indictment came so close to the election and then she blamed Trump (TDS). I have to wonder what Fox received for the sweetheart deal she initially gave to Smollett?

magnumforc
magnumforc

Foxx...isn't this some comedian politician that Redd Foxx referred to in his series...like Kimmy we're coming to get you????

AGTtactical.com
AGTtactical.com

This whole case is just another example of the lies and deceit of the media, who aided in this outrageous lie. Anyone with half a brain could see that it was made up from day one...We are to believe that he was assaulted by two racist Trump supporters, who kindly let him keep his phone and sandwich? That there were two Trump supporters so racist that they were wandering around with bleach and a noose in the freezing cold in the middle of the night, just so they could assault a black man? That they put a noose around his neck, which was so offensive that he left it there until the cops arrived almost an hour later? Liberals have a mental illness. They will do anything to promote their crazy agendas.

investigator
investigator

A totally useless POS!!!!!

Ferret guy
Ferret guy

I think it's funny that he paid the 2 goons to beat him up with a CHECK.....really smart lol

navajowinds99
navajowinds99

She found out there's nothing for her too gain
so why continue to wager in on a losing horse.

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

Is this a ridiculous attempt to avoid conviction? yes, she is running scared and obama has deserted her.


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