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CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday strongly requested President Trump in their hands to the buttocks of the ongoing drama about warring “Kingdom” actor Jussi Smollett.
“My recommendation is the president going to Opening Day baseball, sit on the sidelines and stay out of this,” Emanuel told a group of journalists.
The mayor then called Chicago a “Trump-free zone” and blamed the president for creating a “toxic” and “hate-filled” environment that allowed Smollett to think that he could get away with faking a hate crime.
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Emanuel is a frequent criticism of the president, who said this week that he would have the federal authorities look into the confused Smollett case. The mayor said Trump and Smollett are part of the same “vicious, toxic cycle,” a cycle he wants to break.
The outgoing mayor also suggested that Smollett write a $ 130,000 check to Chicago with “I am responsible for the hoax” written on the memo line.
Smollett was accused of forging an anti-black, anti-gay hate crime against herself in order to drum up publicity for his role in the Fox tv show. The denial of the claims of fraud, he claimed that on Jan. 29, two men beat him, poured bleach on him and placed a rope around his neck before screaming, “This is MAGA country” (a blunt reference to Trump’s campaign slogan “Make American Great Again”).
A week before the alleged attack, Smollett told authorities he received a threatening letter at work. The Chicago police believe that he also.
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The Smollett saga got new energy this week when prosecutors unexpectedly announced that they would drop the 16-count indictment against the actor.
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The surprise resignation led to a rapid reaction of the mayor and the chief of police, with many observers ask the same question: Why is it not Smollett is forced to admit what the prosecutors had said that they could prove in court — that the whole attack story was a fabricated publicity stunt?
Trump, wading in the Smollett saga, said he had asked federal law enforcement officials to look at Smollett’s the case.
“I think that the case in Chicago is an absolute disgrace for our country, and I have asked that they look,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn. Earlier Thursday, he tweeted that he wanted the federal authorities to investigate.
There is no word of the FBI or the Department of Justice about whether they are investigating the matter.
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After the city delivered a letter to Smollett ‘ s legal team is seeking $130,000 of the actor, Smollett lawyers demanded an apology from Emanuel and Superintendent of Chicago Police Eddie Johnson for “dragging an innocent man’s character through the mud.”
Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx has defended her office’s actions, but said that dropping the charges “in no way speaks” Smollett.