President Trump tweets Federal Bureau of Investigation to review Jussie Smollett's case

President Trump tweets Federal Bureau of Investigation to review Jussie Smollett's case

President Trump tweets Federal Bureau of Investigation to review Jussie Smollett's case

He was accused of manufacturing a racist, homophobic attack in Chicago that he reported to police.

Smollett, who is black and gay, ignited a firestorm on social media by telling police on January 29 that two apparent supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump struck him, put a noose around his neck and poured bleach over him. "Are you trying to do our job?" the detective asked, according to the New York Post.

"The police are assembling the cost [of the investigation]", Emanuel said.

The FBI is still investigating Smollett, looking at whether he sent himself hate mail laced with white powder in the days before the alleged hate crime.

A police spokesperson told the Post that the details about the bottle were discussed "during the interrogation when the brothers confessed to being accomplices in this hoax".

Mr Magats said Jussie "is not a victim of a hate crime".

The city of Chicago is seeking more than $130,000 from 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett to pay for the cost of the investigation in which he "falsely claimed" that two men attacked him.

Cook County First Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Magats told reporters that prosecutors dropped the case because Smollett forfeited a $10,000 bond payment and did community service.

Foxx told WLS she understands some believe Smollett got special treatment because of his celebrity status.

"I know members of the Smollett family based on prior work together", Tchen said in a statement.

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During an interview Thursday, defense attorney Tina Glandian claimed her client only saw one of his alleged attackers because the other one was wearing a ski mask.

Gloria Schmidt, the attorney for the brothers, Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, said they were "fully prepared" to testify in Smollett's case.

(Paul Beaty/AP) Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, March 26, 2019, in Chicago.

"I just will say, you know, look, in my own view, President Trump just sit this one out, OK?"

On Tuesday, Schmidt said in a statement that the two "were fully prepared to testify in any criminal proceeding" in the Smollett case. She said the onus was on her office to explain that resolutions Smollett's are also available to "someone from the neighborhood".

"We are disappointed the local authorities have continued their campaign against Jussie Smollett after the charges against him have been dropped", she said.

Foxx did recuse herself from the case.

About an hour after the department released the files, the Chicago police reportedly became subject of a court order that barred them from releasing further files even though they were widely available online.

"I'll just put this right here", Ava DuVernay said while retweeting herself from February 17: "Despite the inconsistencies, I can't blindly believe Chicago PD".

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