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Special Prosecutor In Jussie Smollett Case Confesses To Donating To Campaign Of State's Attorney He's Investigating

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The special prosecutor who was appointed to lead an investigation into why charges against actor and alleged hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett were dropped, has confessed to issuing a check to the campaign of State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, the very person he’s investigating for potential wrongdoing.

Dan Webb, who is part of the Winston and Strawn law firm, was chosen by a judge last month to find out, in the words of Webb himself, “whether reasonable ground exist to further prosecute Jussie Smollett, and whether any person or office involved in the Smollett Case, including Kim Foxx and members of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, engaged in improper conduct or committed any criminal offenses.”

Here’s more from TheBlaze:

Foxx has faced heavy scrutiny after her office dropped the charges against Smollett, an African-American actor who was arrested and charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct after allegedly staging what he claimed was a homophobic, racially-charged, politically-charged attack against him in January.

On Monday, Webb wrote an affidavit saying that Foxx’s attorney informed him last week that he had, apparently, donated $1,000 to Ms. Foxx’s campaign in 2016. In the document obtained by WFLD-TV reporter Rafer Weigel, Webb claims he does not recall making the donation, but said it was common for him to write checks supporting political candidates at the behest of his partners.

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The Chicago Tribune reported that “Webb’s filing included a copy of the flyer for the fundraiser on Oct. 13, 2016,” which shows that Webb was included as a co-host of the event.

Webb later went on to say that both he and Foxx have agreed the donation should not be considered an issue nor a conflict of interest.

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