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  • Newly unsealed Jussie Smollett court files reveal his bond slip

    05/24/2019 9:51:06 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 7 replies
    The newly unsealed Jussie Smollett court files that were released late on Thursday reveal little of note from the Empire actor's case but show how the State's Attorney asked the Office of the Inspector General's to investigate her handling of it. The files were made public on Thursday by a judge who agreed with media lawyers that Smollett had no right to privacy because he had spoken openly about the case to defend himself. The Cook County court record was unsealed and contained 250 pages of previously unseen paperwork but nothing in it was of particular note. Among the document...
  • Tina Tchen refuses subpoena about her role in Jussie Smollett case, process server says

    05/23/2019 2:53:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 22, 2019 | Sam Charles
    The former chief of staff to Michelle Obama evaded a subpoena Wednesday from retired Illinois Appellate Judge Sheila O’Brien. O’Brien wants Tchen to hand over records related to her conversations with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx regarding the ‘Empire’ actor. Chicago attorney Tina Tchen — who was in contact with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx before the charges were dropped against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett — refused to be served with a subpoena on Wednesday, according to the process server. Tchen, who previously served as former First Lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, refused to accept a...
  • Onetime Michelle Obama staffer evades subpoena in Smollett-Foxx case, process server says

    05/22/2019 11:17:22 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain, Matt Finn
    Tina Tchen, the former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama, declined Wednesday to be served with a subpoena by a retired Illinois judge seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case, according to the process server. In an email to former Illinois appellate judge Sheila O'Brien obtained by Fox News, the process server wrote that a security guard at the Chicago law firm where Tchen is a partner "called up to her and spoke with her and she said that she in [sic] never going to accept service and to not allow me up...
  • Illinois Republicans consider push to separate Chicago from state

    05/19/2019 1:51:35 PM PDT · by libstripper · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Illinois Republicans unhappy at the influence the Democrat-controlled city of Chicago holds over the state are looking at trying to blow the Windy City out of the state altogether -- despite the long odds that such a push would face. A new report by Pew Trusts' Stateline shines light on an effort by the state’s GOP to turn the state red by turning the blue city into its own state.
  • Move this Foxx-Smollett case out of Cook County's courts

    05/17/2019 7:38:38 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | May 17, 2019 | Editors
    "Law and Order" fans, how's this for an episode? A retired judge calls for a special prosecutor to examine how Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx mishandled the notorious case of actor Jussie Smollett -- a case abandoned under peculiar circumstances that imply Foxx improperly gave the celebrity special and unfair treatment by dropping charges that he had faked and lied about a racist, homophobic attack by supporters of President Trump. The effort by Foxx's office to pre-empt appointment of a special prosecutor only intensifies questions: What's the full list of outsiders who sought to influence Foxx? Who motivated a...
  • Washington Post: U.S. WWII Heroes Were Evil Because They Were ‘Racists’

    05/06/2019 2:22:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    The Lid ^ | 5/2/19 | Warner Todd Hudson
    The Washington Post is discounting America’s win in World War Two because American forces were all “racists.” I guess that we now have to delete America’s part in World War Two from the history books to suit liberal sensibilities just like we are erasing statues to military people all across the nation. The attack on the Allied Forces in WWII came in an idiotic liberal article with the unwieldy title of, “Allied leaders were anti-Nazi, but not anti-racist. We’re now paying the price for their failure.” The article by a foaming-at-the-mouth lib named John Broich — who claims to be...
  • Judge grows testy ... [over] ... deciding on special prosecutor in Jussie Smollett case

    05/02/2019 6:14:44 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2 May 2019 | Megan Crepeau
    A hearing on a request for a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case quickly switched its focus Thursday from the “Empire” actor to the judge on the bench. The proceedings grew unexpectedly heated when Sheila O’Brien, a retired appellate judge pushing for the special prosecutor, filed last-minute paperwork suggesting that Cook County Judge LeRoy Martin Jr. recuse himself from deciding the issue because his son has worked as a county prosecutor since last year. . . . Martin’s son, LeRoy III, who has been with the state’s attorney’s office since April 2018, works as a prosecutor in the juvenile...
  • Ellen Page ‘Late Show’ Interview Blaming Trump and Pence for Jussie Smolett Hate Hoax Has 18...

    02/17/2019 1:55:56 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Feb 2019 | Ben Kew
    FULL TITLE: Ellen Page ‘Late Show’ Interview Blaming Trump and Pence for Jussie Smolett Hate Hoax Has 18 Million Views Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last month, the actress took particular aim at Pence over his long-held opposition to same-sex marriage. “The vice president of America wishes I didn’t have the love with my wife,” Ellen Page explained. “If you are in a position of power and you hate people, and you want to cause suffering to them, you go through the trouble, you spend your career trying to cause suffering, what do you think is going...
  • Chicago alderman accused of lying about car being stolen

    05/15/2019 10:45:23 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 7:07 a.m. | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) — Police have arrested a Chicago alderman on charges alleging that he lied when he reported his car had been stolen in January. Police say a news release that Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno was arrested Tuesday night on felony charges of insurance fraud and obstruction of justice. He's scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. Moreno reported on Jan. 4 that his car was missing.
  • The Chicago Cubs Are Run By Hypocritical Idiots

    05/09/2019 8:34:42 AM PDT · by captaincaveman · 14 replies
    Outkick the Coverage ^ | May 9, 2019 | Clay Travis
    Every time I think American sports teams can’t get any dumber, they get dumber. Last month the Philadelphia Flyers took down the statue of a woman who raised hundreds of millions of dollars to fight the Nazis because of a satirical song she sang in the 1930’s and now the Chicago Cubs are banning a fan for flashing the okay hand gesture during a live broadcast. Really, I swear to God, this happened. It all started on May 7th when Chicago Cubs sideline reporter Doug Glanville gave a report and a fan behind him, whose face we can’t see, flashed...
  • Waters' Moment in Power: Confronting Trump, Inspiring Dems

    05/07/2019 10:21:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | May 8, 2019 | Laurie Kellman, The Associated Press
    She's been called "Kerosene Maxine" and gaveled off the House floor for accusing Republican men of badgering women. She dismissed President Donald Trump and his allies as thugs and predicted his impeachment before he was sworn into office. No one, Maxine Waters once observed, should be surprised by her. But after nearly three decades in Congress, the 80-year-old California lawmaker is in an eye-opening role as the highest-ranking African American woman in the country. She's wielding the gavel of the bank-regulating Financial Services Committee with the power to investigate Trump where some say it counts most: his business dealings. The...
  • Crushed by the Leftist Juggernaut: One Lawyer’s Story

    05/07/2019 6:47:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American ^ | May 7, 2019 | Adam J. Sedia
    I went from almost a judge to being fired within the space of forty-eight hours. Why? Because it came out that I was a conservative. I had read stories about conservatives being blacklisted, fired, having their careers and reputations destroyed because of their political views. Never once did I dream it could happen to me, an insignificant lawyer in an insignificant part of the country. But just this past week the nightmare happened, and I learned firsthand the consequences of running against the leftist hive that dominates our world. I live in Lake County, Indiana -- the Chicago suburbs at...
  • If it Pleases the Court: Watch Jussie Smollett in Obama White House Video

    05/01/2019 8:58:57 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 9 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | May 1, 2019 | John Kass
    “Has everybody had a good time tonight?” Obama asked the audience at a 2016 White House event. “… Jussie Smollett!” Smollett smiled and clapped, beaming with excitement. Who wouldn’t be beaming after performing for the president and the first lady? It was obvious that he was having good time. Clearly, he was becoming somebody. A real Hollywood somebody, star of the TV show “Empire” with important connections. Smollett became such a somebody that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office inexplicably cut him loose from criminal charges, dropping 16 grand jury counts against him for allegedly fabricating a racial hate...
  • Smollet Crushed after Osundairos Blast Huge Lawsuit! This Changes Everything

    04/23/2019 7:49:50 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 32 replies; FoxNews ^ | April 23, 2019 | The Next News Network
    Unredacted title: Smollet Crushed after Osundairos Blast Huge Lawsuit! This Changes Everything Video at link.

    04/23/2019 8:10:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2-23-2019 | TMZ
    Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian, for defamation, claiming the attorneys lied to the media and tried to make it appear Ola and Abel Osundairo were the culprits in a real, homophobic and racist attack. The brothers filed the case in Chicago federal court, claiming Jussie "used his clout as a wealthy actor to influence [the brothers] who were in a subordinate relationship to him and were aspiring to 'make it.'" The suit says when Tina Glandian went on 'GMA,' "Today" and the Reasonable Doubt podcast after the charges against Jussie were dismissed, she told a string of lies ... including...
  • Corrupt State’s Attorney Foxx Has a New Gig — Will Star in Hamlet This Thursday Night.

    04/22/2019 5:39:55 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-21-19 | Jim Hoft
    As part of this years program real-life Chicago judges, attorneys, and prosecutors join a trio of actors to conduct Hamlet’s trial for murder. Guided by evidence from a real criminal case but completely unscripted, each performance/trial unfolds uniquely, as a jury selected from that night’s audience hears the case presented and exercises the power to convict or acquit. This year’s production will include Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. Fresh off her Jussie Smollett fiasco Foxx will play the part of a judge in the Hamlet trial.
  • Ex-GOP lawmaker Joe Walsh says Trump 'needs' a primary challenge

    04/22/2019 1:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.) said Monday that President Trump "needs" someone to challenge him in the 2020 Republican primary. “I think this president needs a challenge," Walsh said when asked by CNN's Brooke Baldwin if he would support a challenger to Trump. Walsh, a conservative radio host and frequent critic of Trump, made the comment while discussing his former colleagues' reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The report was released to the public last week, and Walsh criticized congressional Republicans for staying quiet about what Walsh called...
  • Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?

    04/20/2019 7:06:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 100 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 20, 2019 | Astead W. Herndon and Matt Flegenheimer
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — As Peter Johnson and Emily Neal waited for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to arrive at Barley’s, a brick-lined sports bar in southwestern Iowa, they gamed out possible nominees in the Democratic presidential primary. Mr. Johnson, a 27-year-old law student, said the large field was a great equalizer, and “if at the end of it we get an old white guy, someone who represents the status quo, it’ll be because they’ve proven themselves.” Ms. Neal, a dental hygienist, made an agonized face at Mr. Johnson, her boyfriend. Wouldn’t something be lost, she asked, if the historically diverse slate...
  • JUSSIE SMOLLETT Brother Says He's Telling the Truth ...EMPIRE' STAR HAS NIGHT TERRORS

    04/20/2019 8:26:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    TMZ ^ | April 20, 2019
    Jussie Smollett is the victim of an out of control media and social media storm and the "Empire" star is suffering profound emotional issues from simply telling the truth about the "attack" ... so says his brother. Jojo Smollett says Jussie is "violently awakening from night terrors, following the assault" ... so he says in an op-ed piece for BET. Jojo calls claims that Jussie staged the attack "ludicrous," adding he has been insanely successful and didn't need a phony reason to boost his career opportunities or salary. Jussie's brother says there are plenty of people who support the actor...
  • Parents drop legal fight over an Illinois school system’s transgender policy

    04/18/2019 6:07:19 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/17/2019 | Moraiah Balingit
    A group of parents who fought to keep transgender students out of locker rooms and bathrooms that match their gender identity abruptly dropped their lawsuit against a Chicago-area school district, ending a four-year legal battle that drew national attention. Students and Parents for Privacy sued Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Ill., after the school board, facing pressure from the Obama administration, voted to allow a transgender girl to use the girlsÂ’ locker room. The case drew national attention as schools throughout the country grappled with accommodating transgender people in bathrooms and locker rooms,(snip) In 2016, Students and Parents...