Democrat Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is not happy about the Jussie Smollett situation that seems to be getting more out of hand by the day. On Thursday, the mayor stated that Chicago city was going to try to bill Smollett for the entire cost of the investigation considering the actor staged a hate crime.
Emmanuel stated that the $10,000 bond that Smollett was forced to pay “doesn’t even come close to what the city spent in resources.”
“They said, in fact, the police did a good job and the evidence holds up and he actually did commit the hoax. They’re saying $10,000 and two days of community service is good enough,” Emanuel told CNN host Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday.
“I don’t believe, not only is it not good enough — especially when he’s walking around thinking he’s innocent.”
According to reports, it looks like the bill is going to be close to $130,000:
BREAKING: ABC Chicago reports that the city of Chicago has sent a letter to Jussie Smollett's legal team demanding Smollett pay $130,000 to the city to pay for the investigation of the alleged hate crime hoax.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 28, 2019
These recent statements from Emanuel come just days after he held a press conference where he blasted Smollett along with the Chicago prosecutors.
“From top to bottom this is not on the level,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said during the press conference. “At the end of the day, it’s Mr. Smollett that committed this false claim.”
Just before this statement, the corrupt prosecutors in Chicago had dropped all 16 felony counts on Smollett guaranteeing that he would face no punishment.
“This is a whitewash of justice,” Emanuel added.
“You have a person using hate crime laws that are on the books to protect people who are minorities from violence, to then turn around and use those laws to advance your career and your financial reward?” Emanuel said.
Emanuel took the opportunity to note how victims of REAL hate crimes might not be taken as seriously now that Smollett took advantage of the real crimes.
“Now this cast a shadow of whether they are telling the truth and he did this all in the name of self-promotion,” the mayor chided Smollett.
Emanuel also compared the situation to the rich celebrities who were caught bribing colleges with large sums of money to get their children in.
“Where is the accountability in the system?” the mayor fumed. “You cannot have, because of a person’s position, one set of rules apply to them and another set of rules applying to everybody else.”
In late January, Smollett claimed that he was attacked by two Trump supporters at 2am in four degree weather in Chicago where they wrapped a noose around his neck and poured bleach on his face while screaming racial and anti-gay slurs.
This claim ended up being a total hoax when the Chicago Police Department found overwhelming evidence that showed Smollett paid his two Nigerian friends to carry out the attack.
After it was found out that Smollett staged the entire attack, the actor was facing 16 felony counts and was almost guaranteed prison time until the unthinkable happened.
On Tuesday morning, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office stated that they would NOT be prosecuting the Empire actor who staged an attack on himself and blamed it on Trump supporters to demonize the Right and further his acting career.
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