Jussie Smollett case gets a special prosecutor

Jussie Smollett case gets a special prosecutor


TOGETHER OR APART. BACK TO YOU. NEW LINE THANK YOU FOR THAT. NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE. A CHICAGO JUDGE NAMING THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR WILL NOT INVESTIGATE WHY OFFICIALS ABRUPTLY DROPPED CHARGES AGAINST THE ACTOR. DESPITE ACCUSING HIM OF STAGING A HATE CRIME ATTACK AGAINST HIMSELF. MATT FINN JOINS US FROM CHICAGO. MATT?>>MELISSA, WE ARE BASICALLY BACK TO SQUARE ONE IN THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT SAGA. AS IF ALL THE PRIOR LEGAL PROCEEDINGS HAD NEVER HAPPENED. THIS NEW SPECIAL PROSECUTOR IS NOW TASKED WITH INVESTIGATING ANY PERSON OR ANY OFFICE IN THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE. THAT MEANS THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR COULD BRING THE SAME OR A NEW CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THE ACTOR OR ANYONE INSIDE OF KIM FOXX’S OFFICE. SPECIAL PROSECUTOR NAMED TODAY IS DAN WEBB. HE’S A FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY HERE IN ILLINOIS THAT ALSO SERVED AS COUNSEL ON THE IRAN CONTRA TRIA TRIAL. THE JUDGE MICHAEL TOMMIN APPOINTED WEBB AND SAYS WEBB IS IMMENSELY QUALIFIED.>>THIS IS IMPORTANT. JUDGE TOMMIN HAS MADE THAT CLEAR TO ME. HE THINKS THE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SAYS IT’S EFFECTIVE. I INTEND TO MOVE VERY QUICKLY.>>THAT SPECIAL PROSECUTOR SAYS HE WILL TAKE GUIDANCE AND MATERIAL FROM AGENCIES THAT ALREADY INVESTIGATED, INCLUDING THE FBI AND CHICAGO POLICE. HE WILL INTERVIEW WITNESSES. FROM ILLINOIS APPELLATE JUSTICE SHEILA O’BRIEN CAN BE CREDITED WITH A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR BEING APPOINTED TODAY. JUSTICE O’BRIEN FILED THE PETITION IN COURT AFTER KIM FOX’S OFFICE DROPPED THE CHARGES AGAINST SMOLLETT. SHE SINCE THE PUBLIC DESERVES THE ENTIRE TRUTH, NO DRESSES O’BRIEN SAYS SHE HOPES KIM FOXX WILL TESTIFY UNDER OATH AND IS NOT CONCERNED WITH WHETHER SMOLLETT IS CHARGED AGAIN.>>IF MR. WEBB DECIDES NOT TO BRING CHARGES, WHAT I BE DISAPPOINTED? NO. I’M NOT CONCERNED WITH THE OUTCOME. THIS WAS ALL ABOUT THE FAIRNESS OF THE PROCESS.>>IN A STATEMENT A SHORT WHILE AGO, KIM FOX’S OFFICE INDICATED THEY WILL COOPERATE WITH THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR AND

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