CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer was put in his place by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel on Tuesday after the former suggested there may have not been enough evidence to convict Jussie Smollett in the hate crime hoax case.
“Was the full picture painted by the evidence perhaps not as compelling as what was presented to the grand jury?” Blitzer said.
Visibly confused, Emmanuel responded, “Wait a second. The evidence presented to the grand jury is what brought the charges.”
Refusing to give it up, Blitzer then asked if “new questions” emerged in the coming weeks.
“That’s not what the State’s Attorney just said today,” Emmanuel shot back. “They said, in fact, the police did a good job and the evidence holds up, and he actually did commit the hoax.”
He continued: “They are saying $10,000 and two days of community service is good enough. Not only is it not good enough... especially when he's walking around thinking that he is actually innocent."
Emmanuel said Smollett is not only guilty of faking the hate crime, he's also guilty of a "moral crime" by pretending to be a victim and making it harder for real victims to come forward.
"There is a moral violation," the mayor said.
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The Chicago police union has called on the feds to investigate Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to see if she broke the law in her handling of the Smollett case, particularly after it was revealed that Michelle Obama's former chief of staff contacted Foxx about the investigation.
"Hi Kim - I sent an email to your work address I think as well. I wanted to give you a call on behalf of Jussie Smollett and family who I know. They have concerns about the investigation. I am on an 8 am flight to nyc but please call me before then,” Tchen wrote.
The two spoke several more times over text messages.
Hollywood hypocrisy strikes again!