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UPDATE: Maxine Waters Says ‘It’s the Correct Thing’ to Drop Jussie Smollett Charges

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.01.19

Firebrand Congresswoman Maxine Waters weighed-in over the weekend on the ongoing scandal surrounding ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett; saying it was the “correct thing” to drop all felony charges regarding his alleged hate crime hoax.

“It’s the correct thing that the charges were dropped,” Waters told Extra TV. “First of all, we probably will never know all of the details. We’ve heard a lot of information. No one was hurt — that is, physically, killed, shot — he never committed a crime before, he forfeited the bail and it’s this kind of situation where they close the case all over the country every day. I have learned this isn’t unusual.”

“I’m hopeful that he will go on with his career and be successful,” she added.

Smollett made national headlines week ago when he was arrested for allegedly perpetrating a fake hate crime and filing phony police reports in the immediate aftermath.

All charges were suddenly dropped by Chicago prosecutors in recent days.

Read the full report here.