Wait, What? Crooked State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Now Admits She Never Actually Recused Herself From Smollett Case
All 16 felony counts against Jussie Smollett were dropped on Tuesday in exchange for a $10,000 bond and some ‘community service’ in a stunning display of lawlessness by corrupt Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
Kim Foxx claimed she recused herself from Smollett’s case after it was revealed she was communicating with Jussie Smollett’s relatives about the case shortly after the ‘Empire’ actor staged the hate hoax crime.
Foxx’s office is now admitting the Cook County State’s Attorney never “formally” recused herself from the case legally, rather, they just used the term “colloquially” for public consumption.
“The State’s Attorney did not formally recuse herself or the Office based on any actual conflict on interest,” her spokeswoman, Tandra R. Simonton, said Wednesday. “As a result, she did not have to seek the appointment of a special prosecutor under (state law).”
Simonton continued, “Although we use the term ‘recuse’ as it relates to State’s Attorney Foxx’s involvement in the matter, it was a colloquial use of the term rather in its legal sense.”
Wow. Foxx’s office now admitting she didn’t *actually* recuse herself from the Smollett case, legally speaking. They just used that word “colloquially,” for public consumption. pic.twitter.com/b63Mhct2ln
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 28, 2019
Chicago police are furious over Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson said in a presser on Tuesday that prosecutors “brokered a deal in secret to circumvent the judicial system.”
Kim Foxx was communicating with Tina Tchen, a former aide to Barack and Michelle Obama about Jussie Smollett’s case shortly after the ‘Empire’ actor staged the hate hoax crime.
Tina Tchen sent Kim Foxx an email on February 1st saying, “Hi Kim – I sent an email to your work address I think as well. I wanted to give you a call on behalf of Jussie Smollett and family who I know. They have concerns about the investigation. I am on an 8 am flight to nyc but please call me before then. I land about 1015 Chicago time. My cell is [redacted]. Many thanks!”
In one text exchange with a Smollett relative (name is redacted), Kim Foxx is reassuring the individual that she spoke to the superintendent and asked for a favor.
The individual reached out to Foxx on February 1st and said, “Hi Kim, this is [redacted] Are you available to chat? Tina Tchen gave me your number.” Kim Foxx engaged in a back and forth text exchange with the individual about Smollett’s case. “I’ll keep you posted, “Foxx said in a text. “Omg this would be a huge victory,” the Smollett relative said in response. “I make no guarantees, but I’m trying.” Foxx replied.
President Trump said on Thursday morning that the FBI and DOJ will be reviewing the “outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago,” adding, “It is an embarrassment to our Nation!”
FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2019