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Reply #480 posted 02/18/19 9:25am

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YEAH! Presidents and First ladies are friends with everyone they take photos with - fact.

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Reply #481 posted 02/18/19 9:36am

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YEAH! Presidents and First ladies are friends with everyone they take photos with - fact.


Maybe not, but these two are pals.

Watch Mrs. Obama Cut Up With Jussie Smollett

As Jussie was performing his song on stage at the event, Michelle Obama decided to join him. Y’all already know that former Pres. Obama’s wife is never one to shy away from a dance floor. In fact, she’ll turn any space into her own personal dance floor if the mood hits her, as she did during Jussie’s set. The “Empire” star was happy and honored that Mrs. Obama hit the stage with him and tweeted this:

Jussie Smollett- “A lil dance yesterday w/ my 👸🏾@MichelleObama.💃🏿🕺🏾It’s been a good week so far🙏🏿😬Thank you Mrs. Obama for always being so kind and just down. Proud of the 8,000 kids that came out for #CollegeSigningDay. It’s just the beginning for y’all. #BetterMakeRoom #SumOfMusicTour”



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Reply #482 posted 02/18/19 9:47am

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poppys said:

YEAH! Presidents and First ladies are friends with everyone they take photos with - fact.


lol Riiiight! I forgot all about that! lol



If you take pics with someone at a public event it means you are complicit in everything they do! biggrin

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Reply #483 posted 02/18/19 9:48am

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Oh - she randomly went onstage and danced at his concert. He tweeted his thanks. He's practically her son!!!

And how do the Obamas have ANYTHING to do with the topic???

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Reply #484 posted 02/18/19 9:48am

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If you take pics with someone at a public event it means you are complicit in everything they do!


Pretty sure nobody is even trying to say anything about her being "complicit". lol

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Reply #485 posted 02/18/19 9:51am

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poppys said:

Oh - she randomly went onstage and danced at his concert. He tweeted his thanks. He's practically her son!!!

And how do the Obamas have ANYTHING to do with the topic???


"Random"... falloff lol lol lol

As for what it has to do with the topic, I think SuperFurry's point was simply that Jussie has powerful friends. That comment didn't take things off topic but arguing about the validity of their friendship sure did. wink

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Reply #486 posted 02/18/19 9:52am

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poppys said:

Oh - she randomly went onstage and danced at his concert. He tweeted his thanks. He's practically her son!!!

And how do the Obamas have ANYTHING to do with the topic???

The usual troling and assignment of anything and everything to the Obamas by posting pics and YouTube vids that have nothing to do with the actual topic. Wait - did Jussie know Hillary also? Were they ever in the same room?

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Back to topic. What the hell?! This whole case is wack! What is the evidence that he orchestrated the whole thing? Has that been published?




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Reply #487 posted 02/18/19 9:55am

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poppys said:

Oh - she randomly went onstage and danced at his concert. He tweeted his thanks. He's practically her son!!!

And how do the Obamas have ANYTHING to do with the topic???

For Smollett someone with a bright future. Good actor and good looking man. Friends with Obama's and called his friend Don Lemon how reckless of him? If they actually did record the staged event and he was never busted and CNN looped MAGA's beating a gay black man, a known actor on the streets of Chicago that would have sparked rioting in the streets of the likes we never saw before. And I do believe his associations would have made his case. I'm not blaming Obama but what a mess.

What are you outraged about today? CNN has not told you yet?
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Reply #488 posted 02/18/19 9:55am

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poppys said:

Oh - she randomly went onstage and danced at his concert. He tweeted his thanks. He's practically her son!!!

And how do the Obamas have ANYTHING to do with the topic???

The usual troling and assignment of anything and everything to the Obamas by posting pics and YouTube vids that have nothing to do with the actual topic. Wait - did Jussie know Hillary also? Were they ever in the same room?

giggle



Back to topic. What the hell?! This whole case is wack! What is the evidence that he orchestrated the whole thing? Has that been published?




typos wink

[Edited 2/18/19 9:54am]

Jussie has all her emails.

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Reply #489 posted 02/18/19 9:56am

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13cjk13 said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

The usual troling and assignment of anything and everything to the Obamas by posting pics and YouTube vids that have nothing to do with the actual topic. Wait - did Jussie know Hillary also? Were they ever in the same room?

giggle



Back to topic. What the hell?! This whole case is wack! What is the evidence that he orchestrated the whole thing? Has that been published?




typos wink

[Edited 2/18/19 9:54am]

Jussie has all her emails.


lol right!

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Reply #490 posted 02/18/19 10:01am

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poppys said:

YEAH! Presidents and First ladies are friends with everyone they take photos with - fact.


Maybe not, but these two are pals.

Watch Mrs. Obama Cut Up With Jussie Smollett

As Jussie was performing his song on stage at the event, Michelle Obama decided to join him. Y’all already know that former Pres. Obama’s wife is never one to shy away from a dance floor. In fact, she’ll turn any space into her own personal dance floor if the mood hits her, as she did during Jussie’s set. The “Empire” star was happy and honored that Mrs. Obama hit the stage with him and tweeted this:

Jussie Smollett- “A lil dance yesterday w/ my 👸🏾@MichelleObama.💃🏿🕺🏾It’s been a good week so far🙏🏿😬Thank you Mrs. Obama for always being so kind and just down. Proud of the 8,000 kids that came out for #CollegeSigningDay. It’s just the beginning for y’all. #BetterMakeRoom #SumOfMusicTour”



https://www.iloveoldschoo...-smollett/







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I also felt like to a degree Jussie was a trustworthy person because of his associations. I feel like a double standard exists. People would be freaking out if Trump was pictured with someone staging an attack of the magnitude.

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Reply #491 posted 02/18/19 10:15am

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What a shit show.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #492 posted 02/18/19 10:17am

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SuperFurryAnimal said:

djThunderfunk said:


Maybe not, but these two are pals.

Watch Mrs. Obama Cut Up With Jussie Smollett

As Jussie was performing his song on stage at the event, Michelle Obama decided to join him. Y’all already know that former Pres. Obama’s wife is never one to shy away from a dance floor. In fact, she’ll turn any space into her own personal dance floor if the mood hits her, as she did during Jussie’s set. The “Empire” star was happy and honored that Mrs. Obama hit the stage with him and tweeted this:

Jussie Smollett- “A lil dance yesterday w/ my 👸🏾@MichelleObama.💃🏿🕺🏾It’s been a good week so far🙏🏿😬Thank you Mrs. Obama for always being so kind and just down. Proud of the 8,000 kids that came out for #CollegeSigningDay. It’s just the beginning for y’all. #BetterMakeRoom #SumOfMusicTour”



https://www.iloveoldschoo...-smollett/







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I also felt like to a degree Jussie was a trustworthy person because of his associations. I feel like a double standard exists. People would be freaking out if Trump was pictured with someone staging an attack of the magnitude.


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Reply #493 posted 02/18/19 10:27am

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SuperFurryAnimal said:

I also felt like to a degree Jussie was a trustworthy person because of his associations. I feel like a double standard exists. People would be freaking out if Trump was pictured with someone staging an attack of the magnitude.


[Off topic snip - luv4u]


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Reply #494 posted 02/18/19 11:05am

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Civil rights activists are calling for Smollett to be arrested and suggest Jussie publicly apologize.

https://abc7.com/la-activ...k/5142901/



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Reply #495 posted 02/18/19 11:09am

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https://www.google.com/am...eased/amp/

Detectives Seek To Schedule New Interview With Jussie Smollett After Releasing Two Former Suspects In Alleged Attack[b]

Author: Vi Nguyen
February 18, 2019 at 11:25am


CHICAGO (CBS) — Attorneys for Empire actor Jussie Smollet said he does not plan to meet with Chicago police on Monday, as detectives seek to interview him again about the alleged attack last month in Streeterville.

[b]“There are no plans for Jussie Smollett to meet with Chicago police today,” a spokesperson for Smollett’s attorneys, Victor Henderson and Todd Pugh, stated in an email. “Smollett’s attorneys will keep an active dialogue going with Chicago police on his behalf. We have no further comment today.”

Police said they are still working with Smollett’s attorneys to schedule a time for that follow-up interview.


Chicago police have said they want to speak to Smollett again, because of “new evidence” learned from interrogating two men once considered potential suspects in the case. Police said Smollett is not considered a suspect, detectives just want to interview him to corroborate the new information they received from the two men who were released.

In a matter of days, the two men, who are brothers, went from persons of interest to potential suspects to being released without charges.
[Edited 2/18/19 11:14am]
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Reply #496 posted 02/18/19 11:11am

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So... the "evidence" that Jussie is lying about the attacks is the testimony of these brothers who say he paid them to attack him? I keep seeing that "unamed sources from the Chicago PD" have indicated there is new evidence that Smollet paid the two brothers to stage the attack.

I am waiting for the investiagtion to produce evidence of this claim, and I do believe the police should investiagte these allegations thoroughly.


This case has grown to be beyond bizarre and it will be interesting to see it resolved with true, irrefutable facts and evidence to support them - no matter what the outcome.



I do find it interesting that some do not mind when un-names sources are acceptable when it is about Jussie Smollet's case - but are unacceptable when it comes to reporting about Trump. wink

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Reply #497 posted 02/18/19 11:18am

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2elijah said:

https://www.google.com/am...eased/amp/ Detectives Seek To Schedule New Interview With Jussie Smollett After Releasing Two Former Suspects In Alleged Attack[b] Author: Vi Nguyen February 18, 2019 at 11:25am CHICAGO (CBS) — Attorneys for Empire actor Jussie Smollet said he does not plan to meet with Chicago police on Monday, as detectives seek to interview him again about the alleged attack last month in Streeterville. [b]“There are no plans for Jussie Smollett to meet with Chicago police today,” a spokesperson for Smollett’s attorneys, Victor Henderson and Todd Pugh, stated in an email. “Smollett’s attorneys will keep an active dialogue going with Chicago police on his behalf. We have no further comment today.” Police said they are still working with Smollett’s attorneys to schedule a time for that follow-up interview. Chicago police have said they want to speak to Smollett again, because of “new evidence” learned from interrogating two men once considered potential suspects in the case. Police said Smollett is not considered a suspect, detectives just want to interview him to corroborate the new information they received from the two men who were released. In a matter of days, the two men, who are brothers, went from persons of interest to potential suspects to being released without charges. [Edited 2/18/19 11:14am]


Thanks again 2e. Waiting on more info in this case.

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Reply #498 posted 02/18/19 11:26am

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So... the "evidence" that Jussie is lying about the attacks is the testimony of these brothers who say he paid them to attack him? I keep seeing that "unamed sources from the Chicago PD" have indicated there is new evidence that Smollet paid the two brothers to stage the attack.

I am waiting for the investiagtion to produce evidence of this claim, and I do believe the police should investiagte these allegations thoroughly.


This case has grown to be beyond bizarre and it will be interesting to see it resolved with true, irrefutable facts and evidence to support them - no matter what the outcome.



I do find it interesting that some do not mind when un-names sources are acceptable when it is about Jussie Smollet's case - but are unacceptable when it comes to reporting about Trump. wink

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Reply #499 posted 02/18/19 11:47am

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poppys said:



2elijah said:


https://www.google.com/am...eased/amp/ Detectives Seek To Schedule New Interview With Jussie Smollett After Releasing Two Former Suspects In Alleged Attack[b] Author: Vi Nguyen February 18, 2019 at 11:25am CHICAGO (CBS) — Attorneys for Empire actor Jussie Smollet said he does not plan to meet with Chicago police on Monday, as detectives seek to interview him again about the alleged attack last month in Streeterville. [b]“There are no plans for Jussie Smollett to meet with Chicago police today,” a spokesperson for Smollett’s attorneys, Victor Henderson and Todd Pugh, stated in an email. “Smollett’s attorneys will keep an active dialogue going with Chicago police on his behalf. We have no further comment today.” Police said they are still working with Smollett’s attorneys to schedule a time for that follow-up interview. Chicago police have said they want to speak to Smollett again, because of “new evidence” learned from interrogating two men once considered potential suspects in the case. Police said Smollett is not considered a suspect, detectives just want to interview him to corroborate the new information they received from the two men who were released. In a matter of days, the two men, who are brothers, went from persons of interest to potential suspects to being released without charges. [Edited 2/18/19 11:14am]


Thanks again 2e. Waiting on more info in this case.


No prob, hopefully soon we will be able to see what kind of evidence the CPD has to either confirm or deny if it’s a hoax.
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Reply #500 posted 02/18/19 12:05pm

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I wonder who their ‘sources’ are. If the police are saying Jussie is lying, (according to this article) they’ll have to provide hard evidence to prove that.


TMZ’s latest update:


https://www.google.com/ur...6210927194


JUSSIE SMOLLETT
GRAND JURY MAY BE POSTPONED
... 2 Brothers to Testify


2/18/2019 11:24 AM PST


“The Grand Jury was notified it would hear the Jussie Smollett case Tuesday, but there is now a 50/50 chance it could be delayed for several days ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We broke the story, the Grand Jury will hear testimony, specifically targeting the actor, for allegedly filing a false police report.

Our sources say the 2 brothers who claim they carried out the staged attack at Jussie's behest -- will appear voluntarily. They have not been subpoenaed.

We're also told the 2 brothers -- Abel and Ola Osundairo -- have not received immunity from prosecution, although we're told they did not file a false police report or give false information to the cops. Law enforcement says Jussie is the one who lied.

Our sources say there may be a delay in the testimony, because cops want to make sure they have all the records necessary for Grand Jurors to reach a conclusion on whether to indict Smollett.

Lying on a police report can be a felony.”
[Edited 2/18/19 12:09pm]
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Reply #501 posted 02/18/19 12:14pm

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EVEN NANCY PELOSI HAS WADED INTO THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT FIASCO

https://www.vanityfair.co...eted-tweet

After Chicago police suggested Smollett might have staged his own attack, Pelosi deleted her tweet about the incident. “Given the turn in the investigation, we decided to no longer amplify the original accusation,” a spokesman told Vanity Fair. “We should all be united in fighting racism and homophobia.”



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No Plans For Empire Actor Jussie Smollett to Meet With Chicago Police Again, Lawyers Say


http://time.com/5531945/p...-smollett/


(CHICAGO) — Attorneys for Empire actor Jussie Smollett say there are no plans for him to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault.


Anne Kavanagh is a spokeswoman for Smollett’s lawyers. She says in an emailed statement that his lawyers “will keep an active dialogue with Chicago police on his behalf.”

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Reply #502 posted 02/18/19 12:21pm

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[Off topic snip - luv4u]

What are you outraged about today? CNN has not told you yet?
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Reply #503 posted 02/18/19 2:13pm

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2elijah said:[quote]I wonder who their ‘sources’ are. If the police are saying Jussie is lying, (according to this article) they’ll have to provide hard evidence to prove that.


TMZ’s latest update:


https://www.google.com/ur...6210927194


JUSSIE SMOLLETT
GRAND JURY MAY BE POSTPONED
... 2 Brothers to Testify


2/18/

“The Grand Jury was notified it would hear the Jussie Smollett case Tuesday, but there is now a 50/50 chance it could be delayed for several days ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We broke the story, the Grand Jury will hear testimony, specifically targeting the actor, for allegedly filing a false police report.

Our sources say the 2 brothers who claim they carried out the staged attack at Jussie's behest -- will appear voluntarily. They have not been subpoenaed.

We're also told the 2 brothers -- Abel and Ola Osundairo -- have not received immunity from prosecution, although we're told they did not file a false police report or give false information to the cops. Law enforcement says Jussie is the one who lied.

Our sources say there may be a delay in the testimony, because cops want to make sure they have all the records necessary for Grand Jurors to reach a conclusion on whether to indict Smollett.

Lying on a police report can be a felony.

Yes- whether Jussie is lying or the brothers are lying.
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Reply #504 posted 02/18/19 2:53pm

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"Al Sharpton said that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett should face severe consequences if the truth ultimately shows he fabricated or staged the hate crime assault he says occurred in Chicago last month."


https://www.thewrap.com/a...as-staged/



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Reply #505 posted 02/18/19 3:03pm

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JUSSIE SMOLLETTREHEARSED 'ATTACK' WITH 2 BROTHERS... Law Enforcement Says


TMZ article:

https://www.tmz.com/2019/...8Q7JoumXqw

Jussie Smollett rehearsed the "attack" against him days before the incident and it was all staged for the camera, this according to what the 2 brothers told cops.


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Now police sources say Jussie Smollett staged 'hoax attack' because the threatening letter he was sent a week earlier did not get 'enough attention'


https://www.dailymail.co....ntion.html

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Reply #507 posted 02/18/19 3:11pm

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There has never been any formal statement from the PD that this is a hoax. Nor has there been a formal statement from the PD that they think this is a hoax.

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Reply #508 posted 02/18/19 3:18pm

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Now police sources say Jussie Smollett staged 'hoax attack' because the threatening letter he was sent a week earlier did not get 'enough attention'


https://www.dailymail.co....ntion.html



That’s what the police said that the 2 brothers told them, but they have yet to sit down and speak to Jussie about it. We shall see what evidence is presented in court to prove it was a hoax. What’s interesting is that on TMZ, Harvey said the brothers told police they didn’t hit Jussie that hard, so they don’t know how his face showed more damage than they (supposedly) gave him. TMZ also said Jussie has some injury on his lower back, which the brothers claim wasn’t done by them.

So everyone, including police, are still waiting to hear Jussie’s side of the story, and his response to the allegations from the 2 brothers.
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What a shit show.

I guess one could say: Trump is a sickness that brings these scum to life.

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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