Trump says FBI and Justice Dept. will review Jussie Smollett case

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FILE – In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the “Empire” FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police say they’re interviewing two “persons of interest” who surveillance photos show were in the downtown area where Smollett says he was attacked last month. A police spokesman said Thursday the two […]

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning that the FBI and Department of Justice would review the decision by Illinois prosecutors to drop all charges facing actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly fabricating a hate crime. Trump called the prosecutors’ decision “an embarrassment to our Nation!”

On Tuesday, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office stunned many by suddenly dropping all of the charges facing Smollett for allegedly filing a false police report after claiming in late January to have been beaten up and subjected to homophobic and racist slurs by two masked men in Chicago.

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