James Woods Slams the Jussie Smollett Travesty and Lights up Social Media

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The Jussie Smollett saga has divided people ever since the Empire star said he was a victim of a racial and homophobic ate crime attack. On Tuesday, prosecutors dropped all charges against the actor for staging his own hate crime, an announcement that left some feeling vindicated and others confused. Not James Woods, however, the conservative Hollywood Star was firing on all social media cylinders at the people involved in letting Smollet walk.

“Now maybe he can help OJ look for Nicole’s killer…” Ouch~

Woods wasn’t finished by a long shot, taking a shot at the prosecutor’s office and Kim Fox

“This was four days ago. That was quick. Only cash moves that fast…”

After State’s Attorney Kim Foxx made errors of judgment that lead her to recuse herself, after Chicago detectives expend thousands of man hours doing meticulous work, after police Superintendent Eddie Johnson excoriates Smollett publicly for dragging the city’s name through the mud, after Foxx’s prosecutors take the case before a grand jury, after the grand jurors indict Smollett on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct … after all that, Cook County prosecutors shock Chicagoans and the rest of the country on Tuesday with news that they’re dropping all charges against Smollett.

Then there was the bombshell that notorious left-wing billionaire mega-donor George Soros had put Kim Foxx into office with a ton of cash.

Michelle Obama was next

Michelle Obama may have had something to do with his release, and she is surely connected directly to the case. Ironically, former Barack Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is now the Mayor of Chicago and he is pretty pissed off.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff Tina Tchen reached out to Kim Foxx and wrote in a text message, “I wanted to give you a call on behalf of Jussie Smollett and family who I know. They have concerns about the investigation.” Tchen then set up a call with Foxx before Tchen left on an 8 a.m. flight to New York. Foxx then tried to get the charges dropped. Nice to have friends in such high places, especially when you’re looking at 48 years in the Chicago slammer.

Bottom line – this does real harm to actual victims of hate crimes:

As for Smollett, he spoke to reporters after Tuesday’s court appearance.

“I have been truthful and consistent on every level since day one. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I’ve been accused of,” he told reporters. “This has been an incredibly difficult time. Honestly one of the worst of my entire life. But I am a man of faith and I am a man that has knowledge of my history and I would not bring my family, our lives or the movement through a fire like this. I just wouldn’t.”

The Chicago Tribune, hardly the paper of conservatives in Chicago, was quick to disagree:

It’s an indefensible decision, a deal hashed out in secret, with — this is outrageous — Smollett not even required to take ownership of his apparent hoax. Not even required to apologize for allegedly exploiting hate crime laws. And not even required to reimburse Chicago taxpayers for the enormous cost of this investigation.

State’s Attorney Foxx, you recused yourself, but your office dropped the case. You owe Chicagoans answers. Starting with: When did you first learn of this indefensible deal? Why was it cut in secret? Why doesn’t Jussie Smollett have to own what he was accused of doing? Because like it or not, Ms. Foxx, you own this.

The Police Department of a violent city with a low homicide clearance rate devoted tremendous resources to unraveling a hate crime that never occurred.

Instead, prosecutors Tuesday issued this statement: “After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case.”

Unless there’s yet one more big revelation in this case that makes the prosecutors’ decision sensible, it will further erode citizens’ trust in law enforcement.

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