The saga of Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack in Chicago took a surreal series of twists and turns leading up to an eventual announcement that the “Empire” actor was charged with filing a false police report. The actor, who starred on Fox’s “Empire,” turned himself over to authorities the morning of February 21st and was later released from jail after posting bond. At a news conference the morning of his arrest, Chicago police said Smollett orchestrated the attack he reported on Jan. 29. On March 9th, Jussie Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts by grand jury.
Smollett is a horrible person and racist himself who would quite literally worsen racial hostilities in order to keep his position on a show. This is made even more apparent by the fact that Smollett was willing to press charges on two innocent people in order to make his case real.
Unfortunately, the press is just as disgusting, if not more so. While Smollett was willing to use a leftist anti-Trump/anti-white narrative in order to keep his part on a show, the media was only too ready to take Smollett’s story and run with it as fast as possible without waiting for any of the facts to catch up.
Everyone from CNN’s Don Lemon to The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill immediately began their wailing and gnashing of teeth. Rolling Stone, MSNBC, and PBS reporters all confirmed that the horrors that Trump was bringing onto the nation were as real as they’ve been telling us all along. Before they even thought to question the validity of the story, the media began pouncing — two can play at that game — on Smollett’s claims like they were 100 percent factual. They finally had a case for their narrative. Proof that what they’ve been saying all along about Trump and his supporters is true. The reality that they wanted to live in was finally proven to be a reality.
Pajamas Media has an excellent roundup of the politicians who rushed to attack white male Trump supporters based on nothing more than a hoax. Gateway Pundit has dozens of stories on their website also, some covering the false accusers quick to cast a stone at the racist Trump followers.
And herein lies a very sick truth. The leftist media hoped that a black, gay man had come to harm. They were thrilled to learn, or so they thought, that there really are roving gangs of racist, homophobic Trump supporters seeking out minorities and hurting them in various ways. They were far too excited about the prospect that America is the bigoted country they’ve been screaming from soapboxes, claiming that it is. How horrible is it that our media actually wishes that evil existed? That people were out there getting hurt? They’re so ready and willing to believe that this is happening in America that, not only will they not wait for the facts, they’ll point fingers and foment mistrust and hatred without knowing the story.
Why would they want this? It all boils down to how the left obtains power. Human beings are basically good creatures. Whenever they hear about someone suffering an injustice, or getting down on their luck, many do various things in order to help fix the problem. If someone suffered a crime, then generally the people will move to make sure that no one else suffers that crime again. Tell the people that these victims are consistently created due to a problem and the people will do their best to make sure that the problem is solved.
If the problem is racism, and that racism is coming from their political opponents, then they’re banking on the fact that people will vote out any of those politicians in order to put in the kind, caring, and totally not racist politicians they approve of.
In short, the leftist media is attempting to manipulate people’s good nature in order to make them either subservient or offensive, depending on what group you belong to. The problems are only compounded when true believers of the cause are willing to lie and harm others in order to make sure their narrative thrives.
The media often times knows it’s withholding information, and telling half-truths, if not flat-out lying. This lie is divisive and creates the very problems they claim they’re trying to solve. The real truth is that America, while it has its racist characters, is not a racist country. It’s not homophobic, though a small number of homophobic people do exist. It’s disgusting that our media would hope that we do live in a country as horrible as they claim, and God help us if we ever do live in a world the leftist media fantasizes about. (RedState)
He also sent himself a note containing a cartoon figure strung up by a noose and cut-out letters spelling: “You will die, black f*g”. Not his first time providing police with false information, Smollett pleaded no contest in 2007 to providing false information to law enforcement in connection with a DUI, according to NBC News 10, which confirmed the incident with the Los Angeles City Attorney.
As Gateway Pundit reported, Jussie Smollet held a number of conversations with Cory Booker and Kamala Harris about supporting their sponsored Justice for Victims of Lynching Act and providing the needed public momentum for the bill to pass the Senate and House.
The timeline of these conversations (December 21-January 18, 2019) suggests that the death threat letter he sent himself (January 22-23) and his staged attack (January 29), were timed to create an opinion groundswell to support the bill and prop the political and professional career of the three masterminds.
It is noteworthy that both, Harris and Booker released separate statements condemning Smollet’s attack using the following identical language “an attempted modern-day lynching” –
At the time Booker released his statement at 12:09 PM and Harris hers at 1:30 PM they could not have possibly known what the motive for the attack was because the police were only a few hours into the investigation.
The first tip that the Chicago police received regarding the true nature of the case came from within Smollett’s inner circle. One of his friends realized that he was now being investigated as a suspect, and decided that he didn’t want to be an accessory to a crime. He then contacted the police and told them that “the entire event was orchestrated by Smollett.” This is another strong indicator that multiple participants knew about staged attack in advance.
Beyond the obvious question of how Smollett managed to shake off 16 felony charges without breaking a sweat, is the issue of Cory Booker’s and Kamala Harris’s involvement in the planning and orchestration of Smollett’s publicity stunt. All material evidence suggest that parts of the event were influenced by Booker and Harris.
Here’s a timeline (via the LA Times) of how the case has unfolded (updated for Mar 9 indictment):
Jan. 29 | Smollett files a police report on the attack
Smollett claims that around 2 a.m., two masked people approached him while he walked in downtown Chicago. The attackers hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him, hit him in the face, poured a mysterious chemical substance on him and looped a rope around his neck, according to a statement by the Chicago Police Department.
Authorities call the incident a possible hate crime. TMZ reports that the assailants also yelled, “This is MAGA country” (a reference to President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan).
Chicago police expand their search that evening for camera footage of the alleged attack or of a vehicle.
Jan. 30 | Smollett leaves hospital as public condemns the attack
A spokesman for the actor tells The Times that Smollett “is out of the hospital and home recovering.”
As news of the attack spreads, fans, politicians and celebrities express an outpouring of support for the actor.
“We send our love to Jussie, who is resilient and strong, and we will work with law enforcement to bring these perpetrators to justice,” 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Entertainment said in a statement. “The entire studio, network and production stands united in the face of any despicable act of violence and hate — and especially against one of our own.”
Later that day, Chicago police release photos of people of interest in the attack. Surveillance cameras in the area where the assault happened shows two individuals, though no encounter was captured, said Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi in a tweet.
Jan. 31 | Smollett’s family releases a statement on the assault
Smollett’s family publicly addresses the incident for the first time, calling the events “inhumane acts of domestic terrorism” and expressing gratitude that he came out of “this cowardly attack alive.”
President Trump calls the incident “horrible,” adding that it “doesn’t get worse” when asked about it in the Oval Office.
Feb. 1 | Smollett publicly addresses the attack for the first time
The entertainer releases a statement about the incident, in which he says, “My body is strong, but my soul is stronger… thank you. The outpouring of love and support from my village has meant more than I will ever be able to truly put into words.”
Smollett also addresses doubts about inconsistencies in his story and the little surveillance evidence.
“I am working with authorities and have been 100% factual and consistent on every level,” he says. “Despite my frustrations and deep concern with certain inaccuracies and misrepresentations that have been spread, I still believe that justice will be served.”
Feb. 2 | Smollett performs sold-out concert in first public appearance
“I had to be here tonight,” the R&B singer says to a crowd of cheering fans. “I couldn’t let those [attackers] win. I will always stand for love.”
Feb. 11 | Police call Smollett’s phone records ‘limited and redacted’
The Chicago PD says Smollett turned in “limited and redacted” phone records that “do not meet the burden for a criminal investigation.”
Police had asked the actor to hand over his phone because he had been conversing with his manager when the incident happened.
Feb. 13 | Two suspects are detained for questioning
Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, brothers of Nigerian descent, are detained for questioning after landing in Chicago from a trip to Nigeria. Officers raid their home.
Feb. 14 | Smollett gives his first TV interview
Smollett sits down for his first TV interview on “Good Morning America” since he was allegedly attacked. He tells Robin Roberts how “pissed off” he is at people doubting his story.
Police reveal that one of the detained men has appeared on the show “Empire” and say that media reports about the Smollett attack being a hoax are inaccurate and unconfirmed.
Feb. 15 | Suspects are released without charges
Questioning of the brothers and their attorney resumes. Twelve hours after calling them “possible suspects,” they are released without charges, officer Guglielmi says in a tweet.
Guglielmi denies reports claiming the attack was a scam and repeats that Smollett was being regarded as a victim.
Feb. 16 | Police say the investigation has ‘shifted’
Chicago authorities say the investigation into Smollett’s case has “shifted” after receiving details from the brothers questioned in the case, though no further elaboration was provided.
Later that day, the entertainer’s lawyers released a statement saying that although Smollett felt “victimized” by suspicions of the attack being a hoax, the actor would still cooperate with police.
Feb. 19 | State attorney recuses herself from investigation
Kim Foxx, the Cook County state attorney, recuses herself from the investigation.
“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,” a statement from Foxx’s spokeswoman said.
Feb. 20 | Smollett is criminally charged for filing false police report
Chicago police announce that felony criminal charges against Smollett were approved by the Cook County state attorney’s office. The “Empire” actor is charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, and his attorneys announce their plan to “mount an aggressive defense.”
Earlier that day, Fox says in a statement that Smollett would not be cut from “Empire” despite speculation that he would be. Hours later, police authorities announce that Smollett is suspected of filing a false police report.
Feb. 21 | Smollett turns himself in and is arrested and released after posting bond
Smollett turns himself in and is arrested Thursday morning by the Chicago Police Department and is later released from Cook County jail after a judge sets a $100,000 bond. He is accused of staging the Jan. 29 attack against himself and for filing a false police report.
In a news conference shortly after the actor’s arrest, police Supt. Eddie T. Johnson says that “Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career” and that the actor “was dissatisfied with his salary so he concocted a story about being attacked.”
The “Empire” star denies the allegations and calls them “outrageous,” his attorneys told the judge. The “Empire” actor could be sentenced to as many as three years in prison.
Trump criticizes Smollett on Twitter after hearing the news. Smollett returns to the set of “Empire.”
Feb. 22 | Smollett’s ‘Empire’ character is written off this season
Fox announces in a news statement that Jamal Lyon, Smollett’s character on “Empire,” will be written off this season’s last two episodes.
“While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out,” executive producers say in the statement. “We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of ‘Jamal’ from the final two episodes of the season.”
Fox, which just days prior expressed its support for the actor, says in the statement that the past few weeks have been “incredibly emotional for us all. Jussie has been an important member of our ‘Empire’ family for the past five years and we care about him deeply.”
Smollett was originally charged with one felony count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office on Feb. 20. Now the grand jury has returned 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. The grand jury returned two separate sets of charges, one of each lie Smollett allegedly told. The first set are related to what Smollett told officers about the alleged attack, including that the attackers called him racial and homophobic slurs, struck him with their hands, put a noose around his neck, and poured some sort of chemical substance on him.
The second set of charges are related to the second interview Smollett had with police about the alleged attack later that day, saying the men attacked him from behind and he fell to the ground, at which point the men continued kicking him. Smollett also told police on this occasion that one of his attackers was white. The two sets of charges correspond to two sets of police officers Smollett allegedly lied to.
Experts believe it is likely he will strike a plea deal and potentially not spend time in prison.
March 26 | Prosecutors Agree to Drop All Charges Against Jussie Smollett
Despite the reams of evidence against Jussie Smollett the Cook County State’s Attorney dropped ALL 16 CHARGES against him. Smollett left the court today and LIED, telling reporters the same old lies: that racist, homophobic Trump supporters beat him in a cold Chicago street.
At a news conference, Police Chief Eddie Johnson said, “I think the city is still owed an apology.” Rahm Emanuel minced no words in his condemnation of the agreement. “Because of the judge’s decision none of [the] evidence ever will be made public. This, without a doubt, is a whitewash of justice.” He said it “sends a message that if you’re in a position of power, you get treated one way, and others get treated another way.” A spokesman for the actor claimed the agreement would allow Smollett’s record to be expunged.
(Gateway Pundit) The Chicago Police Union want a federal investigation into Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of Smollett’s case after text messages revealed she was communicating with Jussie Smollett’s relatives and supporters about their concerns over his case. A Smollett family friend named Tina Tchen, Michelle Obama’s former aide, sent Kim Foxx an email saying, “Hi Kim – I sent an email to your work address I think as well. I wanted to give you a call on behalf of Jussie Smollett and family who I know. They have concerns about the investigation. I am on an 8 am flight to nyc but please call me before then. I land about 1015 Chicago time. My cell is [redacted]. Many thanks!” Jussie Smollett also has longstanding ties to the Obama’s.
In one text exchange with a Smollett relative, Kim Foxx is reassuring them she spoke to the superintendent and asked for a favor. “I’ll keep you posted, “Foxx said in text. “Omg this would be a huge victory,” the Smollett relative said in response. “I make no guarantees, but I’m trying.” Foxx replied. Read more text messages exchanged between Kim Foxx and Smollett’s relatives and supporters here. Kim Foxx later recused herself from the case. Kim Foxx, is connected to a number of Democrats including the Clinton’s, Harris, Booker and Jesse Jackson. Tina Tchen worked with Foxx to drop the charges against Smollett.
Some other puzzling questions about this case are who beside Tina Tchen, Michelle Obama, and Jesse Jackson Sr/Jr. (another big-time felon), were in on the decision that Smollett’s punishment should be limited to forfeiting his $10K bail and volunteering with Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition for 16 hours? And who worked out, coordinated, and blessed the details of this settlement?
The actor forfeited $10,000 in bail and performed 16 hours of community service at Rev. Jesse Jackson’s “Rainbow/Push” headquarters over just two days.
June 21 | It’s Not Over: Judge Approves Special Prosecutor For Jussie Smollett Case In Nautical Smackdown
A Chicago judge used a nautical analogy to approve a special prosecutor to review how Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx handled the Jussie Smollett case. Cook County Judge Michael P. Toobin wrote on Friday;
Jussie Smollett’s case is truly unique among the countless prosecutions heard in this building. A case that purported to have been brought and supervised by a prosecutor serving in the stead of our duly elected State’s attorney, who in fact was appointed to a fictitious office having no legal existence. It is also a case that deviated from the statutory mandate requiring the appointment of a special prosecutor in cases where the State’s Attorney is recused. And finally, it is a case where based upon similar factual scenarios, resulting dispositions and judgments have been deemed void and held for naught.
Here, the ship of the State ventured from its protected harbor without the guiding hand of its captain. There was no master on the bridge to guide the ship as it floundered through uncharted waters. And it ultimately lost its bearings. As with that ship, in the case at hand:
- There was no duly elected State’s Attorney when Jussie Smollett was arrested;
- There was no State’s Attorney when Smollett was initially charged;
- There was no State’s Attorney when Smollett’s case was presented to the grand jury, nor when he was indicted;
- There was no State’s Attorney when Smollett was arraigned and entered his plea of not guilty; and
- There was no State’s Attorney in the courtroom when the proceedings were nolle prossed (dismissed) -Judge Michael P. Toobin
As such, Toobin said that “Adherence to the long-standing principles discussed herein mandates that a special prosecutor be appointed to conduct an independent investigation of the actions of any person or office involved in all aspects of the case,” adding that “if reasonable grounds exist to further prosecute Smollett, in the interest of justice the special prosecutor may take such action as may be appropriate to effectuate that result.”
October 22, 2019 | A federal judge ruled that the City of Chicago may proceed with the lawsuit against Jussie Smollett to recoup $130K in overtime paid to investigate the alleged hate crime hoax.
In reviewing the Jussie Smollett fiasco, it’s important to note that Smollett staged his hate crime hoax in a location where he believed it would be caught and recorded on a surveillance camera. The purpose of this was to have video footage that the media would play up nationwide, fomenting an outbreak of racially-charged violence that would ultimately lead to a full-blown race war across America (which the media, of course, would blame on Trump).
This is the goal of the left-wing media, which now functions as a cabal of enemy combatants in a civil war they started. And I have no doubt that Barack Obama and his “community organizers” are behind the whole thing. Smollett is well known to be a cohort of Obama, and this is exactly the kind of thing Obama continues to direct from his “bunker” command center near the White House. (Source)
This was, allegedly, what amounts to a criminal conspiracy to generate racial animus against around half the country just for the sake of career advancement.
.@JussieSmollett lawyers said, “Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence”. You know who else deserved a presumption of innocence? The white male, heterosexuals & Trump supporters who their client smeared as racist homophobes https://t.co/JlsD6HLHhd
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) February 21, 2019
Smollett may still have to answer for the terroristic letter he allegedly had sent to himself through the mail:
— Ben Bradley (@BenBradleyTV) February 20, 2019
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 26, 2019
Coulter linked to a local news story detailing Foxx’s connection to Soros through her Super PAC called Illinois Safety & Justice. “But Kim Foxx has also found two other sources of cash, in the form of twin $300,000 donations to a Super PAC supporting her called Illinois Safety & Justice,” the Chicagoist reported. “The sole donors to the PAC are neoliberal superdonor and conservative-boogeyman George Soros and a “dark-money” group called Civic Participation Action Fund.”
Foxx came under scrutiny the same month after asking the Chicago Police Department to turn over Smollett’s case to the FBI at the behest of Michelle Obama’s former Chief of Staff Tina Tchen. She recused herself from the case after that story broke that she’d exchanged texts with Smollett’s relatives, but that didn’t assuage Chicago’s police union, who called for an investigation into Foxx.
It remains to be seen if Smollett will face federal charges regarding a hate letter he purportedly wrote to himself that was filled with a white powder that was later determined to be crushed aspirin, but law experts expressed their doubts. “As a practical matter, I don’t think there is any realistic chance that will happen,” said former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti in February.