RECUSAL CONFUSION IN SMOLLETT CASE: Cook County (Ill.) State’s Attorney Kim Foxx did not “formally” recuse herself from the Jussie Smollett case, her office said in a statement Thursday .... The
state's attorney's office explained that Foxx used the term "recuse" in
a "colloquial" sense rather than a legal sense when she left the case
in February. The statement was the latest twist in the saga centering
around Smollett, the "Empire" actor whom Foxx's office decided not to prosecute Tuesday for orchestrating an alleged hate-crime hoax.
In addition, the city of Chicago delivered a letter to Jussie Smollett's legal team seeking $130,000 from the actor for "expended on overtime hours
in the investigation of this matter." Smollett's lawyers, in turn, have
demanded an apology from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police
Superintendent Eddie Johnson for "dragging an innocent man’s character
through the mud."
PRELIMINARY FINDINGS IN BOEING 737 Max Crash: Officials
investigating crash of a Boeing 737 Max airliner in Ethiopia have
reached a preliminary conclusion that a suspect flight-control feature
automatically activated before the plane hit the ground, the Wall Street
Journal reported ... The Boeing 737 Max has been grounded worldwide
since the March 10 crash, which left 157 people, including eight
Americans, dead. In October, another Boeing 737 Max operated by Lion Air
also crashed, plunging into the sea shortly after takeoff in Indonesia.
Officials are investigating whether the same flight-control feature malfunctioned in the October crash of a Boeing 737 Max airliner.
DEMS REFUSE TO GIVE UP ON COLLUSION - "They are
lying to the American people because they can’t give it up. It is
outrageous and some of these people need to be held accountable. I hope
the president calls a special counsel to look into this, because the
American people deserve to know how they’ve been manipulated, how they
have been used.”– Rush Limbaugh, syndicated radio talk show host legend, on "Special Report with Bret Baier," calling on President Trump to investigate the investigators and the mainstream media following the findings in the Mueller report. (Click the image above to watch the full video.)
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