"Empire" star hospitalized in alleged hate crime

saner

Sparrow
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019...estgation-leaked-email-reveals-scramble-cover

They are panicking. Clearly someone thought they could pull this off without scrutiny, way overstepping what they could pull off. They are delusional.

Looks like Jussie is now in the very awkward position of being a loose end and possible threat for the Kamala, Spartacus and rest of the scum. Probably best he stays out of light aircraft, drive-by-wire cars, high buildings, dark alleys........ I wonder if he thinks he is untouchable by them. He does seem that arrogantly clueless.

Then there is probably the back room spitballing, "you know, if some white Bubbas in MAGA hats kidnapped and lynched him, most of our problems go away and we might even be able to spin this our way".

Clinton clean up team on standby.

edit: Also wonder if the Chicago DA will try to put the toothpaste back in the tube by charging Smollett again since there is no double jeopardy. Would look hugely like covering their ass after the fact, but these do not seem like aware or rational folks in the first place. Arrogance makes people quite stupid and illogical. Stupid enough to believe they can outsmart everyone else. (the 20 point IQ gap)

Need more popcorn.
 

DannyAlberta

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Not enough evidence to charge Trump, his family or top advisors = "This is not an exoneration! I don't need the Mueller report to tell me he's guilty as sin! We need to see the whole report because it might magically contradict its conclusions! This is the START of something - not the end of something!!"

Charges dropped suspiciously against Smollett despite significant evidence found in the residence of the brothers and in phone records = "Total exoneration! He's innocent! We will NEVER KNOW what happened in that alley!!"

It sure pays to be a connected, left-leaning celebrity who is high on the oppression totem pole.
 

Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
saner said:
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019...estgation-leaked-email-reveals-scramble-cover

They are panicking. Clearly someone thought they could pull this off without scrutiny, way overstepping what they could pull off. They are delusional.

Looks like Jussie is now in the very awkward position of being a loose end and possible threat for the Kamala, Spartacus and rest of the scum. Probably best he stays out of light aircraft, drive-by-wire cars, high buildings, dark alleys........ I wonder if he thinks he is untouchable by them. He does seem that arrogantly clueless.

Then there is probably the back room spitballing, "you know, if some white Bubbas in MAGA hats kidnapped and lynched him, most of our problems go away and we might even be able to spin this our way".

Clinton clean up team on standby.

edit: Also wonder if the Chicago DA will try to put the toothpaste back in the tube by charging Smollett again since there is no double jeopardy. Would look hugely like covering their ass after the fact, but these do not seem like aware or rational folks in the first place. Arrogance makes people quite stupid and illogical. Stupid enough to believe they can outsmart everyone else. (the 20 point IQ gap)

Need more popcorn.

^I think this post will be seen as prescient.

If the deep state scumbags have any sense then they'll execute a real lynching that Smollet doesn't survive. That would turn this whole thing around. He would be sainted overnight and nobody would dare drag his skeletons out of the closet. Not even Trump.
 

Wutang

Hummingbird
Gold Member
saner said:
Just wondering, can Trump call for an investigation into this? Is there a mechanism to have this obvious and flagrant violation of legal norms reviewed? Outside the FBI who seem to be owned by the left of course?

A simple audit of the last few years cases that have been dropped and why would be interesting. Maybe this is normal in Chicago.

Anyone know if a class action suit brought by those forced to accept plea deals on far less damning evidence would be possible?

He can't straight up order one as far as I know but he is shining more light on the situation via his favorite pulplit

 

saner

Sparrow
Leonard D Neubache said:
^I think this post will be seen as prescient.

If the deep state scumbags have any sense then they'll execute a real lynching that Smollet doesn't survive. That would turn this whole thing around. He would be sainted overnight and nobody would dare drag his skeletons out of the closet. Not even Trump.

Thanks. I'm available for consulting. No field work.
 

Papaya

Peacock
Gold Member
Leonard D Neubache said:
saner said:
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019...estgation-leaked-email-reveals-scramble-cover

They are panicking. Clearly someone thought they could pull this off without scrutiny, way overstepping what they could pull off. They are delusional.

Looks like Jussie is now in the very awkward position of being a loose end and possible threat for the Kamala, Spartacus and rest of the scum. Probably best he stays out of light aircraft, drive-by-wire cars, high buildings, dark alleys........ I wonder if he thinks he is untouchable by them. He does seem that arrogantly clueless.

Then there is probably the back room spitballing, "you know, if some white Bubbas in MAGA hats kidnapped and lynched him, most of our problems go away and we might even be able to spin this our way".

Clinton clean up team on standby.

edit: Also wonder if the Chicago DA will try to put the toothpaste back in the tube by charging Smollett again since there is no double jeopardy. Would look hugely like covering their ass after the fact, but these do not seem like aware or rational folks in the first place. Arrogance makes people quite stupid and illogical. Stupid enough to believe they can outsmart everyone else. (the 20 point IQ gap)

Need more popcorn.

^I think this post will be seen as prescient.

If the deep state scumbags have any sense then they'll execute a real lynching that Smollet doesn't survive. That would turn this whole thing around. He would be sainted overnight and nobody would dare drag his skeletons out of the closet. Not even Trump.

A "suicide " attributed to being caused by being overwhelmed by all the "hate" would be nearly as effective.

He wanted power but

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saner

Sparrow
www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/03/facing_an_fbi_and_doj_investigation_of_smollett_case_kim_foxx_is_panicking_and_changing_her_story.html

Odd, link not working;

----Facing an FBI and DoJ investigation of Smollett case, Kim Foxx is panicking and changing her story ----

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Illinois law allows for a state's attorney to "file a petition to recuse himself or herself from a cause or proceeding for any other reason he or she deems appropriate." If the petition is granted, the law calls for the judge to appoint a special prosecutor either through the attorney general's office, another county prosecutor's office or a private attorney.

But Foxx, who stepped away from the Smollett case before charges were ever filed, didn't file a recusal petition or remove her office from the investigation. Instead, she handed the responsibility for the case to her first assistant, Joseph Magats, a 29-year veteran of the office.

After questions arose this week whether she had followed state law, Foxx's office appeared to back off whether she ever officially recused herself in the first place.

While the term "recusal" was used when it was announced she was stepping away from the Smollett case, a Foxx spokeswoman said, "it was a colloquial use of the term rather than in its legal sense."
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She made the false claim that the treatment of Smollett is customary:

But every single day on cases that law enforcement partners work diligently on, there are people who get similar arrangements, people who get diversion, people who get sentences that are probably not what some people would want. Every single day.

Unfortunately for her, Fox News obtained a copy of an internal memo in which staffers were frantically asked to come up with examples that could back up her reckless and false assertion:

An internal email from the office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, obtained by Fox News on Wednesday, asked assistant state's attorneys to dig for any examples to bolster Foxx's claim that the dropped charges in the Jussie Smollett case weren't as uncommon or shocking as they seemed.

The email read in part, "We are looking for examples of cases, felony preferable, where we, in (exercising) our discretion, have entered into verbal agreements with defense attorneys to dismiss charges against an offender if certain conditions were met..."

The email added, "Nobody is in trouble, we are just looking for further examples of how we, as prosecutors, use our discretion in a way that restores the victim..."

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Ouch.

Maybe a pool on which of the players here falls out a high window first?

Edit. Longer clips.
 

porscheguy

Ostrich
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ch...ollett-costs-recovery-20190328-story,amp.html

Rahm Emanuel plans to send Jussie a bill for the cost of the investigation. He thinks that’s a way to get a tacit admission of guilt. That ain’t gonna happen. He would also like Trump to stay out of it. No surprise there.

While the media is quick to mention Rahm Emanuel’s outrage over this let’s not forgot what his job was before he became the mayor of Chicago. He was the White House chief of staff for Obama during his first term. So he’s right in the same circle of corruption as the DA.
 

Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
I wonder if to some extent the Chicago elite are simply so insulated that they didn't perceive the national and worldwide attention this case was drawing.

It really seems like they just thought it would all be swept under the rug, in-house, as-usual.

saner said:
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While the term "recusal" was used when it was announced she was stepping away from the Smollett case, a Foxx spokeswoman said, "it was a colloquial use of the term rather than in its legal sense."
...

:laugh:

"Oh, you took me literally?!"
 

porscheguy

Ostrich
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ch...ollett-costs-recovery-20190328-story,amp.html

Rahm Emanuel plans to send Jussie a bill for the cost of the investigation. He thinks that’s a way to get a tacit admission of guilt. That ain’t gonna happen. He would also like Trump to stay out of it. No surprise there.

While the media is quick to mention Rahm Emanuel’s outrage over this let’s not forgot what his job was before he became the mayor of Chicago. He was the White House chief of staff for Obama during his first term. So he’s right in the same circle of corruption as the DA.
 

Hypno

Crow
Hearing that the FBI agent assigned to smollet is an expert on child porn.

Some dots may get connected

Ole Jessie needs to tweet that he is not suicidal before it's too late
 

Belgrano

Ostrich
Gold Member
porscheguy said:
Rahm Emanuel plans to send Jussie a bill for the cost of the investigation. He thinks that’s a way to get a tacit admission of guilt. That ain’t gonna happen. He would also like Trump to stay out of it. No surprise there.

While the media is quick to mention Rahm Emanuel’s outrage over this let’s not forgot what his job was before he became the mayor of Chicago. He was the White House chief of staff for Obama during his first term. So he’s right in the same circle of corruption as the DA.

I believe Rahm honestly would not have allowed this to happen if it was up to him.

Doesn't make him look good, doesn't make Chicago look good, and now the heat is being turned up on his little cesspool of corruption.

He probably got overruled by a bigger fish, someone higher up the food chain, and now has to play ball and grudgingly manage the fallout.

Can't say I feel the least bit sorry for him though.
 

The Father

 
Banned
Belgrano said:
porscheguy said:
Rahm Emanuel plans to send Jussie a bill for the cost of the investigation. He thinks that’s a way to get a tacit admission of guilt. That ain’t gonna happen. He would also like Trump to stay out of it. No surprise there.

While the media is quick to mention Rahm Emanuel’s outrage over this let’s not forgot what his job was before he became the mayor of Chicago. He was the White House chief of staff for Obama during his first term. So he’s right in the same circle of corruption as the DA.

I believe Rahm honestly would not have allowed this to happen if it was up to him.

Doesn't make him look good, doesn't make Chicago look good, and now the heat is being turned up on his little cesspool of corruption.

He probably got overruled by a bigger fish, someone higher up the food chain, and now has to play ball and grudgingly manage the fallout.

Can't say I feel the least bit sorry for him though.

The only reason Rahm can go against the liberal status-quo is that he's not running for re-election as Mayor of Chicago. By the time he runs again, it will be in a state-wide election (Senate or Governor) with a lot of middle-class rural white voters.
 

Jetset

Ostrich
Belgrano said:
I believe Rahm honestly would not have allowed this to happen if it was up to him.

Doesn't make him look good, doesn't make Chicago look good, and now the heat is being turned up on his little cesspool of corruption.

He probably got overruled by a bigger fish, someone higher up the food chain, and now has to play ball and grudgingly manage the fallout.

The key thing to be aware of here is that Chicago politics is almost comically factional down to the street level. Don't think House of Cards. Think Game of Thrones.

Rahm may not have been overruled by someone "higher", but rather simply had a cadre of low-level people who hate his guts - or the guts of somebody he's close to - ignore him and dare him to do something about it, or even deliberately set him up for an unwinnable crisis.

Leonard has it exactly right. They thought they could settle this in-house, by their usual sandlot baseball rules, because ninety-nine times out of one hundred, they are able to do that and it goes unnoticed. Someone in Foxx's office took their usual envelope full of cash and thought it was time to move on.

As I recall, former Governor Blagojevich said it himself in one of his rambling radio show death poems after his impeachment: all of his colleagues who helped bring him down were hypocrites, because they all knew they do business the same way. He merely got caught.

Ole Jessie needs to tweet that he is not suicidal before it's too late

Not out of the realm of possibility. The last Suicide-By-Chicago-Politics I followed was an aspirin overdose in Blagojevich's inner circle. Who the fuck overdoses on aspirin?

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-chris-kelly-death-14-sep14-story.html
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/loc...cle_5e61fa82-a2e0-11de-965d-001cc4c002e0.html

The Feds had gotten him on mail fraud, too.
 

saner

Sparrow
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...s-thought-brothers-white-wearing-make-up.html

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Jussie Smollett's lawyer has finally offered an explanation for why he told police he thought his Nigerian attackers were white: they could have been wearing make-up.

In an interview on Today, Tina Glandian claimed that Smollett did not recognize the Abel and Ola Osundairo when they attacked him on January 29 and that it still has not been proven that it was them, despite the fact that Smollett identified a photograph of the pair as his attackers before he was ever arrested and even though they had just been on the phone with him.

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“He at this point again has been victimized much more by what’s happened afterwards than what happened that night.”

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heavy

Hummingbird
Gold Member
saner said:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...s-thought-brothers-white-wearing-make-up.html

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Jussie Smollett's lawyer has finally offered an explanation for why he told police he thought his Nigerian attackers were white: they could have been wearing make-up.

In an interview on Today, Tina Glandian claimed that Smollett did not recognize the Abel and Ola Osundairo when they attacked him on January 29 and that it still has not been proven that it was them, despite the fact that Smollett identified a photograph of the pair as his attackers before he was ever arrested and even though they had just been on the phone with him.

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“He at this point again has been victimized much more by what’s happened afterwards than what happened that night.”

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Yeah I heard Rush talking about it. I don't listen to him much what with all the other audio media available now, but he sure was having a field day with white-face.

15 years ago Rush used to say "you can't make this stuff up"...

I can't imagine the time he has now with what the Liberals offer.
 

Jetset

Ostrich
heavy said:
Yeah I heard Rush talking about it. I don't listen to him much what with all the other audio media available now, but he sure was having a field day with white-face.

15 years ago Rush used to say "you can't make this stuff up"...

I can't imagine the time he has now with what the Liberals offer.

I think Smollett's legal team is just trolling everyone now.
 

Coja Petrus Uscan

Crow
Orthodox Inquirer
Gold Member
Hypno said:
Ole Jessie needs to tweet that he is not suicidal before it's too late

These legal proceedings began with him answering the door with a noose around his neck.

He won't need to pay $3,500 for the rope that will end them.

Not now he's got Barry O. involved, with his $40,000 hot dogs.

Welcome to Democrat country, Mr. Smolovich.

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