President Donald Trump announced the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) would investigate the hate hoax perpetrated by actor Jussie Smollett.
Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning tweeting:
"FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!"
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has dropped the 16 counts against Smollett regarding his report of a hate crime that police claim Smollett made up and staged himself.
WLS in Chicago reports that the FBI is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of criminal charges and that a hearing to expunge his criminal record has been delayed.