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The former deputy assistant attorney general John Yoo weighs in on the Jussie Smollett is the case, and Kim Foxx recusing himself.
The strange case of Jussie Smollett is quickly becoming a political battle field.
Smollett sensational all charges had been dropped against him this week after he was mistaken for a hate crime. But the sudden end of the case triggered widespread speculation about what exactly happened behind the scenes led to a deal with Cook County prosecutors. The “Empire” star claims that he was attacked by two masked men who hurled racist and homophobic insults, poured bleach on him, and put a rope around his neck, crying before you, “The MAGA country!”
The shock decision to drop abruptly, all of the charges caught the attention of President Trump, who tweeted: “the FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett-the case in Chicago. It is a shame for our Nation!”
He doubled down on his criticism during a rally in Michigan on Thursday night, telling the crowd Smollett is: “disgrace for our country.”
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Now, the Congressional Black Caucus has pushed back against the President on the attacks, calling them “bizarre” and polarizing.
“Yesterday, the President of Trump bizarre called, the Smollett for a Federal investigation into actor Jussie’s case, instead of focusing on his administration for trying to strip Americans of their health care,” Congressional Black Caucus chair Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., said in a statement.
Rep. of the Bass, then the President, not to mention the accused, on more pressing issues, such as “the rise of white nationalism” and violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“The President’s silence on the rise of white nationalism in the entire country, only signals his complicity,” the statement read. “Where was the President’s call for an investigation, if the white nationalists marched on the campus of the University of Virginia and led to an anti-losing-racist demonstrator of your life?”
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Bass added: “Instead of focusing on this case, the President, his Attorney General Los should be demanding to have the full Mueller report to the American people. But, in true trump fashion, the President is trying to distract and divide, to demonstrate, instead, transparent, and ethical leadership”.
The California Democrat’s comments came after Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel went so far as to point the finger at President Trump in the midst of the current Smollett scandal.
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An interview with reporters, said Emanuel President Trump, the behavior is responsible for creating an environment where anyone can fabricate supposedly such an attack.
“Let me be clear about something. The only reason, Jussie Smollett, he thought, could the benefits of a false report of a hate crime, because the environment, the toxic environment that Donald Trump created it,” said Emanuel. “This is a President who drew a moral equivalence between people who try to perpetuate it, the intolerance and those who try to fight bigotry.”
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Emanuel continued: “As someone who started his own way in the policy of combating the neo-Nazis in Skokie, and then down in Marquette Park, President Trump to be taken literally with his policy you to move aside. He created a toxic environment, and now he’s created a poisonous, vicious circle from my point of view. The only reason, Jussie Smollett, thought he could get away with this false report of a hate crime is because of the environment, President of the Trump.”