On Monday night, CBS Chicago’s Charlie De Mar reported that multiple sources claimed that the threatening letter sent to Jussie Smollett at the “Empire” studios might have been sent by Smollett himself, and when that stunt failed to capture the media’s attention, he staged the “MAGA country” attack as Plan B.
Now ABC News is reporting that, yes, the feds are investigating that letter pasted together from cut-out magazine letters was sent by Smollett himself.
BREAKING: Federal law enforcement officials are investigating whether Jussie Smollett played a role in sending a threatening letter addressed to him at "Empire’s" Chicago studio prior to alleged attackhttps://t.co/DwvDyDRlW4
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 19, 2019
The FBI and the US Postal Inspection Service are currently investigating whether Jussie Smollett played a role in sending a threatening letter addressed to him at “Empire’s” Chicago studio prior to the alleged attack, two federal officials confirm to ABC News.
The accusation, made by the two brothers who were persons of interest, has not been confirmed.
The letter, which was sent Jan. 22, is currently in the FBI crime lab for analysis, one of the sources said.
De Mar also reported that the inventory list of evidence compiled by police after they raided the Osundairo brothers’ home included a magazine and stamps — not necessarily unusual items to have around, but we’ll see what the FBI has to say about that.
This is getting better and better…
— Lasciate ogne speranza (@LasciateS) February 19, 2019
Ahhhh…what a tangled web we weave….
— GeoWash#1 (@ABoleyn33) February 19, 2019
Are there people out there who think he DIDNT play a role?
— Creeker (@Creeker1) February 19, 2019
I have no doubt he did it. He should have spent that $3500 on therapy to figure out why he needs to be noticed and be a "victim" so much he'd do this kind of thing.
— Jill (@Jilly_2) February 19, 2019
When I viewed the letter I immediately thought he wrote & sent it. He is mentally misguided. He obviously needs counseling. He should be held accountable for his actions.
— Karyn Jo (@sunnyshalom_) February 19, 2019
Here’s the letter for those who haven’t seen it:
Sure looks like a MAGA redneck’s handwriting to us. It’s amazing that thing even got delivered.
— MΛX² (@MrM4xx2) February 19, 2019
This drama is way better than the show he plays on!
— Derek (@DerekLBakr) February 19, 2019
is he in therapy?
— Matt (@Now_I_get_it) February 19, 2019
This story is not aging well. Shame for him and the half of the country he tried putting under attack with this scheme. Trump only have six more years at most – chill out 🙂#BeHappy #Presidentshavetermlimits #wemadeitpastobamaok
— Bill Bodnar (@BillBodnarJr) February 19, 2019
Remember this? Fox News story from 2016: "'Empire's' Jussie Smollett learns from prank tweet" – maybe he learned the wrong thing?https://t.co/7wQYj365w9
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) February 19, 2019
So he may have faked an attack to call more attention to the threatening letter he received … which he may have faked?
— Michael Sossi (@KitDarkfeather) February 19, 2019
HOLY SH*T! James Woods has some HARSH words for Jussie Smollett as his screen time is SLASHED by ‘Empire’ https://t.co/RZsMNIgm2P
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 19, 2019