President Trump has weighed in one the Jussie Smollet case, saving the DOJ and the FBI will step in as they have done in other cases where a state failed to prosecute the offender. Attorney General Bill Barr said it was the right things to do.
“It is unacceptable for Jussie Smollett to go unpunished for violating the rights of Jussie Smollett in this way.”
Investigators are keen to determine if this was a hate crime, as that would elevate the appropriate penalties significantly under Federal statute.
“We will get to the truth of whether Jussie Smollett acted with hatred in his heart towards Jussie Smollett.”
Their first concern however, is ensuring the victim does not continue to suffer or be harassed by the alleged perpetrator.
“We’re still trying to figure out the best way to interrogate Jussie Smollett without causing any further distress to Jussie Smollet.”
If found guilty, Smollett could face twenty years in a Federal prison.
“Hopefully that would give Jussie some peace.”