The dismissal of charges against television actor Jussie Smollett has left many Americans scratching their heads in confusion. This includes members of the FBI, who are now looking into the case and its sudden closure.
Two Chicago law enforcement officers have confirmed to ABC-7 that the FBI is getting involved. However, reporter Rob Elgas was thorough in specifying that this was a “review” and not an “investigation”.
It’s good to hear that there will be some oversight on the case, as the facts that have come to light only raise more questions.
Like how a former Obama aide spoke on behalf of the Smollett family to State Attorney Kim Foxx about how the investigation was being undertaken by Chicago police.
This interaction later led Foxx to recuse herself from the case, yet her office was still in charge of the prosecution and were the ones to drop the charges against Smollett.
Even President Trump chimed in on the issue, tweeting that the results of the case were “an embarrassment to our Nation!”
It will be interesting to see both what the FBI uncovers and what they release to the public.