Jussie Smollett: Unbowed, Unrepentant & Untruthful

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No one will ever accuse Jussie Smollett of being irresolute.

Ever since he first complained to Chicago police that he was attacked by two assailants wearing “Make America Great Again” hats who targeted him because he’s black and gay, he has steadfastly maintained that his story is totally true.

Even after the detectives from the Chicago Police Department tracked down the two people who allegedly attacked him – and determined that he had hired them to fake the attack – Jussie has insisted that he’s been telling the truth.

Body cam footage of Jussie Smollett at the time he reported the fake attack.

Last August, Smollett’s Public Relations firm issued a “Press Release” indicating that the Chicago P.D. police actually had documentation to prove that Smollett was telling the truth. But they never said what that documentation was.


How the Original Case Unfolded

Based on the results of the Police Department’s investigation, local prosecutors were able to convince a Cook County grand jury to indict Smollett on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct – all of which were related to his false accusations and concerning the alleged attack.

Less than a month after the charges were brought, however, they were dismissed by Joseph Magats – the First Deputy Cook County State Attorney who had been appointed to serve as Acting Cook County State Attorney, a position that does not exist under Illinois law (Magats was appointed to the non-existent position by Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx after she determined that she had a potential conflict-of-interest in the case).

Joseph Magats

In conjunction with the dismissal, Smollett agreed to forfeit the $10,000 he had posted as bail – and to perform 16 hours of community service (It is not known whether he ever did any community service work).

Within weeks after the charges were dismissed, the City of Chicago filed a civil lawsuit against Smollett in an attempt to recover the $130,000 it claims to have spent investigating his bogus claims. That lawsuit is still pending.

On August 23, 2019, Chicago Criminal Court Judge Michael P. Toomin appointed former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb as a Special Prosecutor – and directed Webb to investigate the original charges against Smollett and the unusual way in which they were dismissed.

Dan Webb


Recent Developments in the Case

On February 11, 2020, a special Cook County Grand Jury indicted Smollett on six new counts of disorderly conduct.

At the time the new indictment was issued, Webb’s office released a statement indicating that Smollett had filed four separate false police reports claiming that he was the victim of a hate crime.

The statement also noted the “extensive nature” of Smollett’s reports – and cited the resources that were expended by the Chicago Police Department in investigating his claims.

“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.

Webb also noted that his office had “obtained sufficient factual evidence to determine that it disagrees with how the [Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office] resolved the Smollett case.”

Webb said that Foxx’s office couldn’t provide evidence to show that it handled the case as it would have handled any similar case – and indicated that he found nothing that would change the office’s initial conclusion that there was “strong evidence” against Smollett in the three weeks between the time he was charged and when the charges were dropped.

At his arraignment on February 24, 2020, Smollett pleaded not guilty to the new charges.

Jussie Smollett

Cook County Circuit court Judge James Linn ordered Smollett to post a $20,000 bond – and set a March 18th hearing in the case.

Smollett – who has been previously extremely outspoken in declaring his innocence – was quite subdued at the February 24th hearing. In fact, the only words he uttered were “Yes, sir” when Judge Linn asked him a series of procedural questions about the case.

Prior to the February 24th hearing, Smollett’s attorneys asked the Illinois Supreme Court to toss the new charges on the basis that Webb’s appointment as Special Prosecutor was unauthorized.

“The circumstances surrounding the initial case in 2019 did not reach the legal level warranting the appointment of a special prosecutor,” attorneys William J. Quinlan and Tina Glandian stated in their motion. “Under the terms of the law, in order to appoint a special prosecutor, the office (of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx) had to file a former recusal with the court and that didn’t occur here.”

Last Friday, the Illinois Supreme Court rejected Smollett’s motion – and refused to remove Webb from the case.

Following the February 24th hearing, Smollett’s attorneys also submitted a motion to the Circuit Court asking that the new charges be dismissed based on a “double-jeopardy” challenge. That motion has not yet been decided.


Meanwhile, the Political Fallout Continues

Kim Foxx, the Cook County State Attorney who recused herself from the original case, is up for re-election this year – and is facing plenty of opposition.

Kim Foxx

Three Democrats are challenging Foxx in the primary election that will be held on March 17th.

Throughout the campaign, all three challengers have raised questions about Foxx’s handling of the Smollett case – and called for her to resign.

Much of the criticism has focused on the fact that Foxx connected several members of Smollett’s family with the Chicago P.D. detectives who were investigating his claims – and then cited that as the basis for her recusing herself from the case.

Foxx’s opponents have also criticized her for appointing Magats to the non-existent position of Acting Cook County State Attorney – and for allowing Magats to dismiss the original charges against Smollett.

In addition, all three opponents have claimed that since Foxx took office in 2016, her policies have led to more dangerous streets, with fewer gun trials, more bail releases, and emboldened shoplifters.

Recent polls indicate that one of Foxx’s opponent, Bill Conway, is surging – and is now neck-and-neck with her among Democratic voters in Cook County.


Albany County Voters Will Also Have a Chance This Year to Replace Their District Attorney

Albany County, NY and Cook County, IL feature two of the Democrat party’s strongest political machines.

Most local elections in both locations are decided by the winner of the Democratic primary – and many times there is no Republican opponent in the general election.

But just like Cook County voters will have a chance to replace Kim Foxx this year, so too will the voters in Albany County, NY have a chance to replace her counterpart, P. David Soares.

Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares.

Soares, who is primarily known for his close association with – and strong support for – the NXIVM criminal enterprise that he allowed to openly operate in Albany County since he was first elected in 2004, actually has a legitimate challenger this year for the Democratic nomination for Albany County District Attorney: Matthew Toporowski.

Note to P. David: We’re going to be covering this campaign from now until the primary election on June 28th  – and we’re going to be asking you to answer a lot of questions about your involvement with the NXIVM criminal enterprise. 

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  • Jussie to Self: As long as there’s at least one person left who still believes me, I can continue to deny it.

  • WTG, Clav! Good to have you back in the ring. Soares is going down for the count and we’ve got front row seats!

    Btw, what does the pretentious “P” in P. David Soares stand for — Pervert?

  • Since 99% of the Illinois Democratic Party is now aligned behind Joe Biden, the only real contest in this election is between Kim Foxx and a white guy named George Conway.
    And Foxx is being helped by a TWO MILLION DOLLAR infusion of cash from George Soros.
    That is not a Conspiracy Theory.
    It is a headline in the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Another billionaire weighs in on state’s attorney’s race: George Soros gives $2M to group backing Foxx

    When did George Soros become a resident of Illinois????

    And Kim Foxx is flooding the airwaves accusing the Democrat George Conway of being a secret Donald Trump supporter.

    And here is the Crap Sandwich that the Democrats are planning to shove down our throats.
    Congressman Chuy Chewie Garcia of Illinois and 43 other Dumbocrats are pushing a new Immigration bill called “The New Way Forward Act.”

    This TREASONOUS Act would make it extremely difficult for the US government to deport even convicted criminals.
    Rapists child molesters, robbers could enter America with impunity to terrorize the American people.

    In February 2020, readers asked us about an opinion column written by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, which claimed that a new bill proposed by U.S. House Democrats would, if passed in its current form, protect immigrants from deportation even if they commit crimes.

    The op-ed, published on Feb. 7, bore the headline “Criminals Would Be Protected From Deportation Under Bill AOC and Other House Democrats Back.” The piece included the following:

    Under current U.S. law, legal U.S. immigrants can be deported if they commit an “aggravated felony” or a “crime of moral turpitude” – that is, a vile, depraved act, like molesting a child. Under the New Way Forward Act, “crimes of moral turpitude” are eliminated entirely as a justification for deportation. And the category of “aggravated felony” gets circumscribed too.

    What does that mean? Consider this: Under current law, immigrants who commit serious crimes – such as robbery, fraud, or child sexual abuse – must be deported, regardless of the sentence they receive. Other crimes – less severe ones like racketeering – require deportation as long as the perpetrator receives at least a one-year sentence.

    But if this bill passes the House and Senate and is signed into law by the president, there will no longer be any crimes that automatically require deportation. None. And one crime – falsifying a passport – will be made immune from deportation, no matter what. Because apparently 9/11 never happened, and we no longer care about fake government documents …

    Under the proposed legislation, the minimum prison sentence for crimes that still require deportation would rise from one year to five…

    The bill would grant sweeping new powers to immigration judges, allowing them to nullify a deportation order.”

    “What the bill proposes
    If it were signed into law and implemented, the New Way Forward Act would bring about a number of changes to U.S. federal law on deportations. The following is a summary of those changes, as found in the version of the legislation published in December 2019 (the most up-to-date version at the time of Carlson’s article and at the time of this fact check):

    Removes crimes of moral turpitude and crimes carrying a sentence of at least one year as a grounds for deportation (deportable offenses)
    Removes drug crimes, drug abuse and drug addiction as deportable offenses
    Stipulates that “aggravated felonies” such as murder, rape, child sexual abuse and drug trafficking must have carried a sentence of at least five years in order to qualify as deportable offenses”

    “Redefines an aggravated felony — which includes theft, racketeering, bribery, obstruction of justice and certain crimes of violence — so that only offenses which carry a sentence of at least five years would be labelled as aggravated felonies and thereby liable to form the basis of a deportation order
    Removes the forging of a passport as a deportable offense
    Changes the definition of “conviction” to exclude cases where a criminal conviction has been overturned, expunged, vacated, and so on, cases where only probation has been ordered, and cases where a judgment of guilt is currently under appeal.
    Stipulates that the sentence imposed in a given conviction can only be regarded as including the period of the sentence to be served, and cannot include suspended portions of sentences
    Stipulates that only an aggravated felony that came with a sentence of at least five years can be treated as a “particularly serious crime,” thereby entitling the U.S. Attorney General to reject any asylum application filed by the offender in question.

    Is there any question that a large portion of the Democratic Party is filled with anti-American traitors.

    Bring in your dope traffickers, sex traffickers, rapists, child molesters and murderers.

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