Liberal billionaire kingpin George Soros donated $408,000 in 2016 to a super PAC that supported Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, the prosecutor in charge of the office that dropped all of the charges this week against Empire actor Jussie Smollett.
Foxx’s office stunned many on Tuesday when they announced that prosecutors dropped 16 felony charges against Smollett, whom police stated staged a fake hate crime in January and claimed Trump supporters in red MAGA hats attacked him.
As detailed by Breitbart, Foxx has a questionable past and a history of shady behavior:
Foxx had formally recused herself from the case in February because she had spoken with Smollett’s family. The Chicago Tribune later reported that Foxx had asked police to turn the case over to the FBI after an intervention by Tina Tchen, a former chief of staff for former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Soros has spent heavily on backing “progressive” candidates for local prosecutorial offices across the nation, following the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014, which alleged that black defendants have been treated unfairly by the justice system.
Foxx ran in 2016 against incumbent Anita Alvarez, who faced intense public controversy over the 2014 murder of a black teenager, LaQuan McDonald, by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.
In 2016, Foxx took in a massive donation from Soros to help get her elected into the position she holds today:But Kim Foxx has also found two other sources of cash, in the form of twin $300,000 donations to a Super PAC supporting her called Illinois Safety & Justice. The sole donors to the PAC are neoliberal superdonor and conservative-boogeyman George Soros and a “dark-money” group called Civic Participation Action Fund. A Super PAC is a fundraising group, created by the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United decision, that can raise as much money as they want for any candidate or cause—as long as they don’t coordinate on any level with political campaigns, which have much smaller campaign limits.
According to State campaign finance records, Soros donated a total of $333,000 to Foxx’s super PAC in 2016 for her primary and an additional $75,000 after she won the election.
Foxx defeated Alvarez in the primary, and easily the election in the fall.
And now, Foxx’s office stated on Tuesday that they would not be prosecuting Smollett, who staged an attack on himself and blamed it on Trump supporters to further his acting career.
This claim ended up being a total hoax when the Chicago Police Department found overwhelming evidence that showed Smollett paid his two Nigerian friends to carry out the attack.
So why did the prosecutors decide to drop all the charges even though it’s a fact that Smollett staged the entire attack on himself?
Some argue it’s because Foxx, a liberal prosecutor bankrolled by Soros and other donors, gave Smollett a pass and refused to hold him accountable for his actions.