Left-wing billionaire mega-donor George Soros donated $408,000 in 2016 to a brilliant PAC that supported Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, whose workplace prosecuted — and dropped — the Jussie Smollett case.
In a shock announcement Tuesday, prosecutors dropped all 16 felony prices towards the left-wing Hollywood actor, whom police had accused of faking a hate crime in January that he blamed on racist, homophobic white Trump supporters.
Foxx had formally recused herself from the case in February as a result of she had spoken with Smollett’s household. The Chicago Tribune later reported that Foxx had requested police to show the case over to the FBI after an intervention by Tina Tchen, a former chief of employees for former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Soros has spent closely on backing “progressive” candidates for native prosecutorial workplaces throughout the nation, following the rise of the Black Lives Matter motion in 2014, which alleged that black defendants have been handled unfairly by the justice system.
Foxx ran in 2016 towards incumbent Anita Alvarez, who confronted intense public controversy over the 2014 murder of a black teenager, LaQuan McDonald, by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.
Foxx ran on a platform of felony justice reform, telling native ABC News affiliate WLS-7 that she needed to focus on “restoring faith in our criminal justice system” and “bridging the divide between the community and law enforcement.”