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CNN: Chicago Police Believe Jussie Smollett Orchestrated Fake MAGA Attack

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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 men aren't considered suspects but may have been in the area at the time Smollett says he was attacked. Smollett says two masked men shouted racial and homophobic slurs before beating him and putting a rope around his neck on Jan. 29. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

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CNN reported Saturday night that Chicago Police now believe that actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate an alleged assault on him. He said his assailants wore MAGA hats.

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Two brothers who were arrested Wednesday were released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of “new evidence.” CNN reported that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement. He allegedly

Smollett told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs.” He said one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.

CNN said its sources said that there are records that show the two brothers purchased the rope found around Smollett’s neck at an Ace Hardware store in Chicago.

Earlier story:

Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them.

“The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a brief statement late Friday.

He gave no details of the new evidence.

Smollett, who is black and gay, has said two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs and “This is MAGA country!” beat him and looped a rope around his neck early on Jan. 29 before running away. He said they also poured some kind of chemical on him.

Smollett, 36, said he was out getting food at a Subway sandwich shop in downtown Chicago when the attack happened.

A spokeswoman for Smollett said she had no comment on the release of the two men Friday.

The two men, identified only as Nigerian brothers, were picked up at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on Wednesday on their return from Nigeria after police learned at least one worked on “Empire,” Guglielmi said. He said he did not know what the man’s job was.

Guglielmi also said police searched the Chicago apartment where the men lived. But he said he had no information on what was found.

Police have said they found no surveillance video of an attack but continue to look. Investigators also said they were contacting stores in the hope of finding out who bought the rope that was around Smollett’s neck.

But police earlier this week said there was “no evidence to say that this is a hoax” and that Smollett “continues to be treated by police as a victim, not a suspect.”

In an interview with ABC News, the singer and actor said he didn’t remove the rope from around his neck before police arrived “because I wanted them to see.”

Smollett also said he initially refused to give police his cellphone because the device contained private content and phone numbers. He later gave detectives heavily redacted phone records that police have said are insufficient for an investigation.

See AP’s complete coverage of the Jussie Smollett case: https://www.apnews.com/JussieSmollett

via newsmax

5 COMMENTS

  1. Now, now, he was just following San Fran Nan’s directive to make fake news and events to further the demorat agenda of destroying our duly elected president who is PRO-AMERICA!!

  2. OK folks…here’s where you can flood the Illinois State AG’s office with emails and demand that these three “poor, mistreated, misunderstood blacks” be treated just as equally and fairly as three white men, who had faked a crime, reported a fake crime for the purposed of racism and causing civil unrest, lied to the police about the crime and interfered, tampered with and planted evidence, cost the city thousands of dollars in man hours investigating said fake crime, as well as diverting detectives and officers from other REAL crimes to waste time on this fake crime.
    Tell this AG (Kimberly M. Foxx) that you demand these three dumbasses be prosecuted to the full extent of Illinois laws, as she would do with three white men.

    statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov

    Now you need to know who Kimberly M. Foxx, the IL State AG is…wait for it…wait for it…Yup a black woman, who judging by her actions since taking office is a typical liberal reformist.
    Read about her on the IL AG site:
    https://www.cookcountystatesattorney.org/about/kimberly-foxx
    This sentence says it all:
    “Kim served as Chief of Staff for the Cook County Board President, where she was the lead architect of the county’s criminal justice reform agenda to address racial disparities in the criminal and juvenile justice system”

    These three cat turds won’t do a day in jail and probably will never even be arrested, charged or have anything entered on their record. They will (or at least this whimpering bitch actor) get plenty of MSM time to cry and whine that they felt marginalized and unloved, no one would give them a fair chance and it all is Trumps fault for making the world a cruel and hateful place, for killing the dinosaurs, for high rent and sunspots. They will be held up by the SJWs as tragic heros who were forced to take drastic measures to bring yet more fake attention to their one and only foe..OUR PRESIDENT.

    If you do anything today, write an email to the IL AG’s office and demand these idiots be arrested, charged and jailed for the crimes they committed and tax payer money they wasted.

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