- The Washington Times - Friday, June 21, 2019

Chicago isn’t through with the Jussie Smollett case.

A Cook County judge has ruled in favor of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office.

The former “Empire” actor faced 16 counts of disorderly conduct for claims that he was attacked by racist and homophobic Trump supporters on June 29.

All charges were dropped, however, in a snap decision that angered then-Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

“This looks like because he’s an actor, a person of influence, he got treated differently than anybody else,” Mr. Emanuel told ABC’s “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos on March 27. “You have the state’s attorney’s office saying he’s not exonerated, he actually did commit this hoax. He’s saying he’s innocent. They better get their stories straight. This is actually making fools of all of us.”

Mr. Smollett, 36, has always maintained his innocence.

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