Henson Says "The Truth Has Been Set Free" After Jussie Smollet Cleared

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Jussie Smollett case is ‘making fools of all of

Among those sure to keep pressing for answers is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Police arrested the actor in February, accusing him of staging the attack on himself to advance his career.

A grand jury reviewed the evidence and indicted Smollett on 16 charges.

But with little explanation, authorities on Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against Smollett, abandoning the criminal case only five weeks after the allegations were filed. "I think people are still going to love her", Jones continued.

"For people who do this work every day, who recognize what the charges are-this is a Class 4 felony- for people who are in the weeds of this, we recognize that the likelihood that someone would get a prison sentence for a Class 4 felony is slim", she added.

Graham said the US attorney is known to be "a law and order attorney".

The mayor refused to say whether the city is contemplating a civil suit against Smollett to recover the cost of the police investigation.

"There is a sense here that you have one rule applying to an individual because he is an actor, somebody with certain amount of status that is being treated differently", Emmanuel said.

The federal investigation might not be the only unresolved issue.

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The case has sparked political discord in one of America's largest cities. Foxx said that wasn't part of the agreement to drop charges.

"Wolf, I want to ask you a question", he said. "Trying to figure out logistics".

Email and text messages given to the Chicago Sun-Times by Foxx show she made the effort after former first lady Michelle Obama's chief of staff Tina Tchen contacted Foxx to set up a telephone conversation with a Smollett relative. To many, he is a rich and politically connected deceiver who suffered no consequences for an alleged fabrication that was like throwing a grenade into a culture already riven with divisions. As Breitbart News reported Tuesday, progressive billionaire mega-donor George Soros donated $408,000 in 2016 to a super PAC which supported Foxx.

The donation took place in 2016 when Soros was investing heavily in "progressive" candidates in various prosecutorial positions.

The actor escaped prosecution after being accused of filing a fake police report in a case that has gripped the nation with its unprecedented twists and turns; as Behar put it at the beginning of the show: "Jussie Smollett's real life as more plot twists than an episode of 'Empire'".

"This case stands for one clear proposition - regardless of color". "This deal stinks, and it makes a mockery of the idea that all Americans are equal before the law".

The Chicago police superintendent, Eddie Johnson, was similarly displeased.

The group is asking the NAACP to rescind Smollett's nomination for an Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series".

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