Could we finally be getting at least some kind of answer regarding why charges were really dropped against alleged hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett? The Cook County State’s Attorney who was involved with the case, Kim Foxx, might have to provide those answers should a special prosecutor put her on the stand.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Foxx was subpoenaed to appear in court while retired appellate judge Sheila O’Brien “seeks the appointment of a special prosecutor” to look into “Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case.”
The Sun-Times reported:
Retired appellate judge Sheila O’Brien, who filed the petition for a special prosecutor, also filed a subpoena for Foxx’s top deputy, Joseph Magats, and another document requesting Jussie Smollett appear at the hearing.
O’Brien requested Foxx, Magats and Smollett produce the original documents in the “Empire” actor’s criminal case to “assure” the public “that they have not been altered or destroyed and will not be destroyed throughout this case,” court documents show.
In March Foxx’s office dropped all charges in a 16-count indictment of Smollett, who allegedly made up an entire hate crime attack in January seemingly in order to divide the country and make Trump supporters out to be racists.
“Foxx’s conflict in this matter is beyond dispute,” O’Brien wrote in her petition. “Instead, Foxx misled the public into believing that Smollett’s case was handled like any other prosecution and without influence.”
Foxx has been under scrutiny for her behind-the-scenes text messages and emails since the controversy over whether Smollett staged the whole attack began, including questionable ties to donations from George Soros and interactions with the former Chief of Staff to former First Lady Michelle Obama, Tina Tchen.
Maybe we’ll get concrete answers someday, but I wouldn’t hold my breath to receive those answers while they still might matter.