Will Kim Foxx face charges? Chicago DA urged to resign for shielding Jussie Smollett

'Kim Foxx should resign and be disbarred if she committed an offense that directly relates to this case and her oath of office,' a Twitter user noted


                            Will Kim Foxx face charges? Chicago DA urged to resign for shielding Jussie Smollett
Kim Foxx dropped 16 felony counts against Jussie Smollett in 2019 (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

On Thursday, December 9, actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty in five out of six counts of disorderly conduct for staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself. He was on trial for a January 2019 incident when the former 'Empire' star complained to the police that he was the victim of a hate crime. Back then, Smollett was indicted for paying Nigerian brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo for staging a racist and homophobic MAGA attack on himself and was charged with sixteen counts of lying to the police and providing false information. However, all of those were dismissed by Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx with a $10,000 bail which was forfeited as the only real penalty.

Kim Foxx allegedly colluded with former first lady Michelle Obama aide and lawyer Tina Tchen to protect Smollett. Amid rising criticism of lawmakers and celebrities who helped in 'perpetuating' the Jussie Smollett hoax, Chicago District Attorney Kim Foxx is being lambasted for her actions to shield Smollett in 2019. Especially the alt-right section of Twitter demanded that Foxx resign immediately, and the demand was even backed by billionaire Democrat donor George Soros. 

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After Foxx ensured to drop 16 felony charges against Smollett, she was subpoenaed by retired appellate judge Sheila O'Brien, who petitioned for a special prosecutor to handle the case, which she said was “plagued with irregularity.” Regarding Foxx's conflict beyond dispute, O'Brien wrote in court documents that Foxx should have appointed a special prosecutor also adding that "instead, Foxx misled the public into believing that Smollett’s case was handled like any other prosecution and without influence." Foxx eventually recused herself after it emerged she exchanged text messages with a member of his family in the days after the incident. 

As soon as Smollett's verdict was declared, calls grew for Kim Foxx to immediately resign from her post. "She should be forced to RESIGN!," a user demanded, while another added, "Jussie Smollett found guilty! 5 of 6 felony counts Kim Foxx had dropped charges & must be forced to RESIGN Chicago deserves better than Jussie, Kim Foxx & Mayor Lightfoot."

"Kim Foxx should resign and be disbarred if she committed an offense that directly relates to this case and her oath of office. If we find any dishonesty and abuse of public office, or “conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice.” She should be held accountable!" another tweeted.

A fourth user noted, "Now that Jussie Smollett has been found guilty by a jury of his peers on 5 of the 6 felony charges against him…Kim Foxx must resign or be impeached."



 



 



 



 

 

 


 
 

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