On Thursday, President Trump announced that the FBI and the Justice Department would review the "outrageous" decision to lose taxes in the Jussie Smollett case.
The president weighed in as controversy mounted in Chicago and across the country over the sudden dismissal of the accusations that the "Empire" actor has had a hate crime widespread in speculation about what happened behind the scenes that led to An agreement with Cook County prosecutors.
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"FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It's an embarrassment to our nation!" Trump tweeted.
The handling of the case has led to even more deep breaches in Chicago's political and law enforcement institution.
With Mayor Rahm Emanuel fuming on the go to get the case gone, Chicago police came out swinging Wednesday and released the full 61
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The release of the documents came one day after Cook County prosecutors dismissed a 16-century accusation against the actor and said they had cut a deal with the TV star to perform two-day community service and lose his $ 10,000 ties to the city.
The move allowed Smollett's lawyers to get the sentence for his criminal case immediately sealed and wiped.
The dismissal of prosecutors quickly fired from the city's mayor and chief of police and questioned why Smollett was not forced to admit which prosecutors had said they could prove in court – that the whole episode was a publicity stunt.
In another sign of escalating tensions behind the scenes of the decision, an internal email from his office in Cook County State attorney Kim Foxx – obtained by Fox News – followed assistant attorneys' lawyers to dig for examples to support Foxx's claim that the fallen charges were not as uncommon or shocking as they thought.
E-mail Read in part: "We seek examples of cases, crime is preferred, where in (exercise) our discretion has entered into oral agreements with defense lawyers to reject charges against an offender if certain conditions are met …"  Foxx withdrew from the case in February, but defended his office to offer Smollett "an alternative prosecution model" in a series of interviews on Wednesday.
Fox News # 39 Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report.