The shocking announcement that the 16 lawsuits previously filed against the "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have been dropped may have compounded many people's negative beliefs about the US criminal justice system, the federalist publisher suggested Ben Domenech on Tuesday before.
Earlier in the day, State Attorney Cook County (Ill.) Said that Smollett was not released for his alleged hate crimes, but his case was dismissed and the evidence remained sealed. In remarks to reporters, Smollett insisted on his innocence and told the world that he had been "truthful" since the first day.
RICHTER NAP ABOUT STAGERS WHO OFFERED THE OFFER OF JUSSIE SMOLLETT: "Almost UNHEARD-OF" In "News Report with Bret Baier" by Fox News, Domenech has teamed up with "The Next Revolution" star Steve Hilton and the national editors of Cook Report, Amy Walter, weighed the fallout of the dramatic turn in the Smollett case
"This is a situation that must damage your belief in the justice system," Domenech told the panel. "The truth is that in Chicago, in the context of Illinois, this is, in a way, a fight between Kim Foxx, who had to retire from her position in this investigation in the State Procuratorate, and the Chicago Police Department.
"I think that was clearly something that domestic politics was playing here," he continued, "remember that in Chicago, at the time of this investigation, 1
Domenech added that Smollett may not be" out of the woods, "not yet far, as far as the federal investigation is concerned pointing out the threatening letter he allegedly sent to himself.
Walter insisted that "nobody should be surprised" that wealthy and well-connected people "get away with things" that poor and not well-connected people do not.
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Hilton has seen a connection between the Smollett case and the investigation of Special Envoy Robert Mueller in Russia.
Here people are investing in a narrative, "Hilton said. "They want to believe what they want to believe, there's a story they tell, and they want to stick to it regardless of the facts – and that fact has been fueled by some of the details that have been leaked over time." 19659005] "As with Trump and Russia, regardless of what you saw in the Mueller report, people have been working on the president's cooperation all day long, I think, and I think it speaks in favor of the kind and Way, how people want faith regardless of the facts. "