President Donald Trump says FBI will look into Jussie Smollett case

Posted on AllSides March 28th, 2019
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President Donald Trump said Thursday he would have the FBI and the Justice Department review "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's case.

"It is an embarrassment to our Nation!" Trump tweeted.

It is unclear what, if anything, federal authorities could do about Smollett after local prosecutors in Chicago decided to drop the case against him.

Trump's critics said the president is playing racial politics with the Smollett case, seeking to undercut the victims of real racial violence that is on the rise.

"By claiming a false attack, Smollett tried to exploit the...

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