Appointed Special Prosecutor Obtains Data To Put Jussie Smollett In Jail Once And For All
Actor Jussie Smollett who avoided prosecution thanks to a crooked District Attorney may not avoid justice after all. A new order from a Chicago judge is most likely going to prove that he lied about the staged assault he claims happened last year.
Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed a special prosecutor to look into everything that occurred with the case, including signing a warrant requiring Google to turn over a year’s worth of data they collected on Smollett. Google must hand over a year’s worth of Smollett’s emails, location data, and messages. The judge also ordered Google to turn over Smollett’s manager data as well because he was an alleged witness of the attack.
The Chicago Tribune reported:
The warrants, filed last month in Circuit Court, sought a trove of documentation from Smollett and his manager’s Google accounts — not just emails but also drafted and deleted messages; any files in their Google Drive cloud storage services; any Google Voice texts, calls and contacts; search and web browsing history; and location data.
Investigators sought a full year’s data — from November 2018 to November 2019 — even though the key events in the controversy took place between late January and late March 2019. Authorities could be looking for any incriminating remarks from Smollett or his manager, especially in the months after State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office abruptly dismissed disorderly conduct charges against the then-“Empire” actor just weeks after his indictment. Smollett, who is African American and openly gay, has declared the dismissal a vindication of his claims that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.
The reversal by Foxx caused her to step down from overseeing any prosecution and caused Judge Michael Toomin to appoint a special prosecutor. Toomin gave the special prosecutor a broad task to investigate ALL aspects of the case including if Smollett should be charged criminally again.
The Chicago police confirmed they are assisting the special prosecutor but would not comment on the extent of their involvement.
I’m not holding out for a lot, this is Chicago after all, but I would love to see the district attorney disbarred and Smollett in prison.