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Nancy Pelosi Deletes Tweet Calling Jussie Smollett Victim Of ‘Racist, Homophobic Attack’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deleted her tweet supporting Empire actor Jussie Smollet, whose elaborately planned hoax attack has been unraveled by law enforcement.

Smollett, a gay African-American, alleged last month he was the victim of a “racially charged attack by two homophobic white men who yelled “This is MAGA Country” after beating him, dousing him with an unknown chemical substance and placing a noose around his neck.

The actor’s account of the incident immediately ignited widespread outrage and prompted Democrats and celebrities, including Pelosi, to hastily condemn President Trump and his supporters.


Chicago police told reporters Saturday they believe Smollett orchestrated the hate crime attack. Smollett paid two Nigerian brothers to orchestrate the assault and directed the brothers to purchase the rope found around his neck at a local hardware store.

Smollett paid for the rope and two red ball caps from Uptown Beauty supply to wear during the attacks so they would appear to be Trump supporters. He also paid the Nigerian brothers $3,500 before leaving for Nigeria and promised them $500 as they returned back to the US.

The eyebrow-raising developments come after Chicago police released the two brothers due to “new evidence” obtained in their interrogations.

Pelosi, along with Sen. Kamala Harris, D – Calif. and many top Democrat lawmakers, described Smollet’s hoax as a “modern-day lynching.

“The racist, homophobic attack on [Smollett] is an affront to our humanity. No one should be attacked for who they are or whom they love,” Pelosi wrote Jan. 29. “I pray that Jussie had a speedy recovery [and] that justice is served. May we all commit to ending this hate once [and] for all.”

Harris and Booker have refused to offer comment on the newly revealed evidence proving Smollett coordinated the hate crime.

Michael Monico, the high-powered criminal defense attorney representing longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, revealed Thursday that he is also representing Smollett, a sign the actor-singer may be gearing up for a major legal battle.

Monico maintains his client had no involvement in organizing the attack.

“As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with,” his attorneys wrote in a statement. “He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.”

Under State of Illinois law, Smollett could get between one to three years in prison for filing a false police report.




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  1. joe blow | |

    Jussies Smollett’s attorneys just issued a statement confirming their “client is suffering from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) and based upon diminished capacities can’t be held liable for his bone head actions”. Their client refused to hand over his phone because “he has a lot of big d**k photos on it a few of which are in his mouth” . In closing they reminded us all “Trump is bad”

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