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Trump Says DOJ and FBI Will Review Jussie Smollett's Case

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Trump Says DOJ and FBI Will Review Jussie Smollett's Case

Trump Says DOJ and FBI Will Review Jussie Smollett's Case

The president's announcement came after Chicago prosecutors dropped all charges against the "Empire" actor.

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Trump Says DOJ and FBI Will Review Jussie Smollett's Case

President Donald Trump  tweeted Thursday  that the Justice Department and the FBI will review the case of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.

On Tuesday, Chicago prosecutors abruptly  dropped all charges  against Smollett.

He'd previously pleaded not guilty to 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct after authorities accused him of making a false police report about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

The Cook County State's Attorney's Office  said dropping charges  in exchange for community service and forfeiture of his bond is common for cases like this, but also noted that doing so "did not exonerate" Smollett.

The decision drew condemnation from Chicago's mayor and the city's police superintendent.

And the president of Chicago's police union  even called for a  federal investigation into prosecutors' handling of Smollett's case.

Spokespeople for the DOJ and Chicago's FBI office both declined to comment Thursday.

It's currently unclear which parts of the case they'd be reviewing.

Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN .




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