Top Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx has been slapped with a subpoena and is required to appear at a hearing on her handling of the controversial Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax case.
Even better, Smollett has been personally requested to appear at the hearing.
“Retired appellate judge Sheila O’Brien, who filed the petition for a special prosecutor, also filed a subpoena for Foxx’s top deputy, Joseph Magats, and another document requesting Jussie Smollett appear at the hearing,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The report added: “O’Brien requested Foxx, Magats and Smollett produce the original documents in the “Empire” actor’s criminal case to ‘assure’ the public 'that they have not been altered or destroyed and will not be destroyed throughout this case,’ court documents show.”
Leaked text messages revealed that Foxx was coordinating with former First Lady Michelle Obama’s ex-chief of staff to get Smollett off the hook. She was also caught admitting that she thinks Smollett is guilty of lying to the cops.
Smollett, who is black and openly gay, infamously claimed that two white Trump supporters attacked him while shouting racial and homophobic slurs at him. He also claimed they wrapped a noose around his neck.
Police later discovered two Nigerian brothers who knew Smollett were the “attackers.” The brothers later confessed that they faked the hate crime at the direction of Smollett.
The actor was eventually charged, but Foxx and the prosecutor’s office decide to essentially let him walk scot-free.
“Foxx’s conflict in this matter is beyond dispute,” Judge O’Brien wrote. “Instead, Foxx misled the public into believing that Smollett’s case was handled like any other prosecution and without influence.”
The judge wants a special prosecutor to open a formal investigation.
It looks like the walls are closing in on Foxx.