The Jussie Smollett case is not over yet.
When charges were unexplicably dropped against the actor last month, justified outrage erupted over the decision.
Smollett had allegedly staged an attack against himself that he blamed on Trump supporters, and police claimed to have ample evidence to support the conclusion that the attack was a fake one coordinated by Smollet as a publicity stunt.
Despite this, Smollett was let off the hook when top Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx’s office dropped all charges.
For reference, here’s a video last month of Foxx defending her decision to drop the charges against Jussie Smollet:
Now, an investigation has been launched into the handling of the case by Foxx and other prosecutors.
Kim Foxx, along with her top deputy, Joseph Magats and Jussie Smollett himself have been supoenaed to appear in court to defend the decision not to prosecute Smollett.
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Fox News has more details:
Foxx, Cook County’s state’s attorney, will have to appear in court after a retired appellate judge, Sheila O’Brien, filed a petition last week for a special prosecutor to probe the Smollett case, in which a 16-count indictment against the “Empire” actor was dropped last month.
Foxx’s top deputy, Joseph Magats, was also subpoenaed, and another document requested that Smollett appear at the hearing, the report said.
O’Brien requested Foxx, Magats, and Smollett produce original documents in the criminal case to assure the public “that they have not been altered or destroyed and will not be destroyed throughout this case,” the Sun-Times reports.
The petition for a special prosecutor claimed Foxx’s handling of the case was “plagued with irregularity.”
The Washington Times also had the following to say about the latest Jussie Smollett case development:
Chicago’s top prosecutor has been subpoenaed to appear in court by a retired appellate judge who’s pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the case against actor Jussie Smollett.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Sheila O’Brien also subpoenaed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s top deputy and requested that Smollett appear at a hearing on her request.
The Conservative Opinion also commented:
Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx, has been subpoenaed over the Jussie Smollett case and her decision to inexplicably clear him.
Lifezette reported that the Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx, and her deputy have been subpoenaed in association with their actions on the Jussie Smollett case.
The “Empire” actor was given a clean slate: All 16 felony counts for a hoax racial attack that were pending against him were all removed.