Jussie Smollett might have gotten off easy for faking a hate crime against himself, but the district attorney who allegedly gave him special treatment may now be the one to go to prison.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx faces up to two decades behind bars if convicted of mail wire fraud in federal court, according to John Yoo, a former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general who believes an investigation is underway.
Questions have been raised about Foxx’s handling of the politically charged case, especially after news broke that she lied about recusing herself. Many, like Yoo, see a conspiracy.
“If you look at the details of this case where Mrs. Obama’s chief of staff calls the prosecutor Kim Foxx and all of the sudden these machinations occur and then the case gets dropped,” Yoo said.
“That is exactly what the Justice Department is supposed to be involved in, to make sure there is no corruption in state government.”
Yoo, an Asian-American, explained a personal reason to be incensed by this case. “What if we were to be attacked legitimately and now w e are going to be less believed by police and prosecutors because of the example of this guy.”
View the full interview here.