There are several layers here to work through.
First, there’s the fact that Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx recused herself from the case citing a conflict of interest, since she and Smollett were political bedfellows who ran in the same circles. It was the right thing to do…if only she’d actually done it.
See, state law dictates that after a state’s attorney recuses herself on a case “the court shall appoint a special prosecutor.” No such prosecutor was appointed in this case, as Foxx simply gave the case to her first assistant, prosecutor Joseph Magats, instead. It was in effect a RINO (recusal in name only).
Want to see her prosecuted for it? Good luck. Foxx has strong ties to the state’s top prosecutor charged with investigating elected officials accused of violating state law, rookie Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul. Foxx, the political protégé of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, served on Raoul’s transition team after the 2018 election. It’s one big incestuous orgy of corruption.
Perhaps I could’ve worded that better.
Cook County State’s Attorney spokeswoman Kiera Ellis said in a statement that Fox “did not formally recuse herself or the [State’s Attorney] Office based on any actual conflict of interest. As a result, she did not have to seek the appointment of a special prosecutor.” When Fox publicly announced that she had recused herself “it was a colloquial use of the term rather than in its legal sense,” Ellis said.
See folks? It wasn’t a recusal recusal. It was just a figure of speech.
Give me a break.
Then there’s Ms. Tina Tchen, former chief of staff for Michelle Obama and well connected socialite within Chicago politics. Foxx reached out to the police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (the fat pissed off black guy from the press conferences) after Tchen emailed Foxx “saying the actor’s family had unspecified ‘concerns about the investigation.’”
You can read the texts between the two here.
The texts, in which Foxx is put in touch with an undisclosed family member of Smollett and an agreement is made to “convince Superintendent Johnson to hand the case to the FBI,” have justifiably fueled speculation that Obama henchmen started the wheels of this injustice, perhaps on the orders of Obama himself, who has a God-like status in Chicago.
And you know it wouldn’t be a full-blown case of Democrat corruption if some good ole George Soros money weren’t lingering somewhere, and #BelieveMe, there is plenty here. Soros has spent heavily on backing “progressive” candidates for local prosecutorial offices across the nation in order to inject the justice system with Black Lives Matter poison, seeking out prosecutors who will use their power to exact “social justice,” a euphemism for the cultural Marxism that Soros promotes worldwide. Foxx received a healthy $408K from Soros, and it appears he’s getting his money’s worth.
George doesn’t pay people to prosecute folks like Jussie Smollett. To the contrary, anyone who spreads racial division and attempts to ignite race wars is following the Soros script to a tee.