This just in from Chicago: A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to look into State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling (or mishandling) of the Jussie Smollett investigation:
Judge michael Toomin decides that special prosecutor should be appointed in Smollett case.
— Larry Yellen Fox 32 (@LarryYellen) June 21, 2019
New: #JussieSmollett could be re-charged with the 16 felony counts or more — and Kim Foxx’s decisions will be now probed. Chicago judge just ruled a special prosecutor will investigate the entire case from the start.
— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) June 21, 2019
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) June 21, 2019
“The judge questioned Foxx’s decision to appoint a deputy to oversee the Smollett case, saying that she did not have the authority to do so,” ABC7 reported.
I've seen some procedural irregularities in my day, but as the opinion appointing a special prosecutor for the Jussie Smollett case today makes clear, this one was pretty 'holy s***' level insanity. https://t.co/8uu5qPjhi7
— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) June 21, 2019
Back in April, Kim Foxx blamed racism for criticism of her handling of the Smollett case.