President Trump Tweets FBI and DOJ Will Review Smollett Case

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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 […]

President Trump calls the Jussie Smollett case “an embarassment to the nation.” 

He tweeted on Thursday that the FBI and the Department of Justice will review the case. 

Charges against the “Empire” actor were unexpectedly dropped this week after he forfeited his bail money and did community service 

The 36-year-old was accused of staging his own hate crime and filing a false police report.

The dropped charges sparked backlash from various groups.

The Chicago Police Union has called for a federal investigation into Cook County state’s attorney Kim Foxx.

Prosecutors said they’ve dropped the charges, but insist that doesn’t mean Smollett was exonerated of wrongdoing.

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