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Even after very compelling evidence from investigators who are claiming the attack on Empire’s Jussie Smollett was staged Cory Booker feels otherwise.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NY) was less forthcoming on the Jussie Smollett case Sunday than he was when the story first surfaced, telling reporters that he was adopting a “wait-and-see” approach to news Smollett is being investigated for orchestrating his own attack.

Reporter Elana Schor of the Associated Press caught Cory Booker in Washington, D.C., Sunday morning, and asked the presidential hopeful if he had further thoughts on Smollett’s case, after calling the incident a “modern day lynching” mere hours after Smollett claimed to have been attacked by two assailants yelling racist and anti-gay slurs.

“The information is still coming out. I’m going to withhold until all the information actually comes out from on the record sources,” Booker said.

This is a far cry from how Booker treated the case immediately after news of the incident originally came to light.

Smollett reported being accosted in downtown Chicago by two unknown men dressed in black on the morning of January 29. In his initial police report, Smollett claimed the two men were waiting for him outside of his apartment building when he returned from purchasing a sandwich from a Subway shop three blocks away. The two men allegedly knocked Smollett to the ground, poured an “unknown liquid” on him, believed by Smollett to be bleach, and tossed a rope around Smollett’s neck.

TMZ reported the incident as a “hate crime” later that morning.

Although local Chicago reporters were already pointing out potential holes in Smollett’s story, Booker expressed his unqualified support for the “Empire” actor, calling the attack a “modern-day lynching” in a tweet and encouraging his colleagues in Congress to support his anti-lynching legislation.

“The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching. I’m glad he’s safe,” Booker tweeted. “To those in Congress who don’t feel the urgency to pass our Anti-Lynching bill designating lynching as a federal hate crime– I urge you to pay attention.”

This past Saturday, sources within the Chicago Police Department revealed to CNN, among other mainstream outlets, that Smollett was no longer being considered a “victim” in the incident, and that Smollett may have orchestrated the attack himself.

Media networks also reported that two Nigerian men arrested in connection with the incident had indicated to police that Smollett paid them $4,000 each to help him stage the attack, and substantiated their claims with receipts listing their purchase of rope and two “plain red hats.”

On Sunday, the Chicago Police Department pleaded with Smollett to submit to additional interviews with detectives on the case: “We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation,” CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told media Sunday afternoon, adding, “We’ve reached out to the Empire cast member’s attorney to request a follow-up interview.”

Smollett released a statement Saturday night insisting that he was not involved in his own attack.

source: dailywire.com

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20 COMMENTS

    • His Nigerian Friends were buying rope and red hats that night according to reports… looks like a grand attempt to garner attention.. while falsely reporting a crime, a hate crime too.

  1. The truth has come out, he staged this hoax and just like every other demoass, triedto blame it on a Trump supporter. When are you demoasses going to start acting like Americans instead of children? How is that now that you are a laughing stock to everyone?

  2. If Smollett refuses another interview with the police, then the AG should empower a Grand Jury with the charge of reporting a false crime, have the two accused Nigerians turned witnesses testify before the Grand Jury, then subpoena Smollett for testimony in front of the Grand Jury, while they then also subpoena Smollett’s phone records from the night of the false crime reporting.

    It seems to work for Mueller, I’ll bet it will work here too, so let the Democrats have some of their own medicine.

  3. Oh fine, as long as you’ve got Spartacus backing you up, no need to hire a couple of high priced lawyers to protect you from filing a false Police report……..move along, nothing to see here.

  4. The police have statements from the two men that were accused of committing the so-called crime that they were paid to lie. This guy was losing his job on Rmpire staged this fake attack just to try to save his job. Interesting that Cory Booker who is one of the Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election believes this guy without a doubt even though there’s evidence to prove him to be a liar. And Booker wants the American people to believe that he would be a good president, seriously?

  5. Corey Booker now there is a guy to look up to. A model citizen for the Democratic party. I did not think he could become more idiotic but he continues to become more stupid as each day passes.

  6. SO, COREY BOOKER IS STANDING BY THIS HOAXTER , WHO HAS BASICALLY ADMITTED HE SET THE WHOLE THING UP, AND THE POLICE HAVE TO PEOPLE WHO SAYS HE HIRED THEM TO DO IT, BUT BOOKER IS STILL SUPPORTING THE LIE, NOW THAT SOMEONE WE NEED IN WASHINGTON, ANOTHER IDIOT WHO WOULD RATHER BELIEVE THE LIES RATHER THAN THE TRUTH, PROBLEM IS , THERE ARE SO MANY DEMOCRATS LIKE THAT ALREADY THERE, FROM EVERYTHING I’VE SEEN OF COREY , HE IS MENTALLY DISTURBED AND A VERY SICK MENTALLY ILL FOOL, WHO ONCE ASSAULTED A FEMALE , AND GOT AWAY WITH IT BECAUSE HE IS BLACK AND HE IS A DEMOCRAT, RIGHT,

  7. it seems awfully strange that someone in the democrat party, of all parties, would pass an anti Lynching law! The democrat party is the birthplace of Lynching Black people, and the white people who tried to help them! Read some History people, it’s all there in Black and white.

  8. The old saying- Birds of a feather flock together applies her Liars always stick with other liars.
    So Corry Booker who does claim to have a law degree is now willing to “adopting a “wait-and-see” approach to news Smollett is being investigated for orchestrating his own attack.” Wow, how judicious of him! Too bad he already blew his chance to appear fair-minded and balanced in his ever so woke assessment of the situation. NO, he was more than willing to buy the BS that was so obviously a crock to anyone with half or even a quarter of a brain! Really- Chicago- Mega country?! 2am polar vortex, noose, bleach (temps below freezing) two giant males in masks and mega hats – notice him across a darkened street on the way back from subway (where in the heck is subway open at 2am) while he talks on the cell phone to his agent! But they only give him a small scratch on the cheek, he saves his phone and sandwich (which he later eats before calling the cops) and 45 min later still has the noose around his neck – so the cops can see- cus everyone knows a cop is incapable of making that visual image in their own minds, and then refuses to hand over his phone to confirm he was talking to his agent.

    Yea Corry Lawyer Booker- NO Possible Reason to Doubt This Story- Better Jump on Twitter and Join the lynch mob for all mega hat-wearing conservatives!
    And now he wants us to give him credit for finally seeing the judicial light and realizing we need to look at the evidence then let the judge decide…Next, he will tell me Not to eat Hamburgers!

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