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George Soros and other liberal billionaires are pushing large sums of cash into Chicago to back the far-left prosecutor whose office dropped charges against Jussie Smollett, the actor who staged a "hate crime" he attributed to Trump supporters.
The reelection efforts of Kim Foxx, state's attorney for Cook County, Ill., received a boost from the Illinois Justice & Public Safety PAC. The committee, founded to support Foxx, has spent six figures on media productions and direct mail backing Foxx's candidacy, state records show, making it Foxx's largest backer so far. The PAC received its entire $2 million budget from a group created and funded by Soros.
Soros has renewed his support for Foxx in the wake of the Smollett controversy. On Feb. 19, the Democracy PAC, a federal super PAC Soros created for the 2020 elections, deposited $2 million into the coffers of the Illinois Justice & Public Safety PAC. That contribution is the pro-Foxx PAC's sole source of funding. Soros put $5.1 million into the Democracy PAC in the first half of 2019.
originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
Everything Soros tries to put his finger on backfires. Trump was elected, the wall is being built, sanctuary cities are losing Federal money and Brexit happened. It's actually a good thing he's getting involved in this situation because odds are it will backfire again. I can't think of one thing he has thrown money at that had any success.
Judge Michael Toomin announced on Friday he will not publish the special prosecutor's full 60-page investigatory report on how the state's attorney, Kim Foxx, handled the Jussie Smollett case.
The hearing took place at the Cook County Juvenile Building in Chicago.
Last week, special prosecutor Dan Webb, who was tasked with the probe, ruled the office abused its discretion in the case against the actor but did nothing criminal.
SPECIAL PROSECUTOR IN JUSSIE SMOLLETT INVESTIGATION FINDS KIM FOXX'S OFFICE MISHANDLED CASE
Webb told Judge Toomin that he needed permission to release the full report because it contained confidential grand jury materials. Webb said the public needs to see the evidence he uncovered to "restore the public’s confidence" in criminal justice.
Ruben Castillo, a former federal judge who is now representing Foxx, argued that the State's Attorney's Office should be allowed to review the materials privately and provide comments before it's presented to the public.
Castillo asked for five business days to review the special report. "We're not seeking to delay this in any way," he said.
JUSSIE SMOLLETT’S ALLEGED ATTACKERS NOW SAY THEY WILL TESTIFY: WE WILL 'CONTINUE TO TELL THE TRUTH'
In a statement on the conclusions of his investigation, Webb sharply criticized the handling of the Smollett case by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her assistant prosecutors, saying their handling was marked by disarray and misleading statements.