Television star Jussie Smollett became the center of attention across America after his alleged hate crime attack was revealed to be a hoax.
Similarly, Americans were outraged when the Cook County District Attorney, Kim Foxx, decided to drop all criminal charges on Smollett.
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But there’s a rumor circulating the internet that the whole incident goes even deeper — and that Smollett was just one piece of a “Deep State” political puzzle.
Joe Hoft of The Gateway Pundit claims there’s evidence to suggest that the Smollett incident is connected to two 2020 presidential hopefuls — namely Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. and Cory Booker, D-N.J. Hoft says the two congresspeople knew that Smollett was lying about his lynching hoax from the start.
In his controversial piece, Hoft suggests they might’ve all worked together to fake the crime.
Harris and Booker had been working at the time on a bill entitled “Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018.” It had been passed in Senate on Dec. 19, 2018 and was waiting for a vote in the House.
But it needed public support.
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Insert Smollett, who had met with both Harris and Booker about the bill before staging his fake crime hoax.
Hoft claims this is no coincidence.
“The timeline of these conversations (December 21-January 18, 2019) suggests that the death threat letter he sent himself (January 22-23) and his staged attack (January 29), were timed to create an opinion groundswell to support the bill and prop the political and professional career of the three masterminds,” Hoft wrote.
It wasn’t just Smollett that met with with bill’s authors around this time either.
On Jan. 21, 2019 Sen. Harris, and Kim Foxx — the district attorney whose controversial decision it was to drop charges against Smollett for falsely reporting a crime — were seen taking a photo together… just 8 days before the so-called hate crime took place.
I’m so excited that @KamalaHarris has decided to run for president. I would not be where I am today without her guidance during my first run for political office, and she has continued to mentor me as I work to reform the criminal justice system in Cook County. —KF pic.twitter.com/O241FGKKMs
— Kim Foxx (@KimFoxxforSA) January 21, 2019
Smollett was “attacked” on Jan. 29, just eight days later.
Immediately after, Harris and Booker both jumped to use the incident to gain public support for their bill.
Sens. Harris and Booker both tweeted about the attack on social media just hours after the incident came to light and both called what happened a “modern day lynching.”
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Hoft claims this is no coincidence.
.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.
This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019
The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching. I'm glad he's safe.
To those in Congress who don't feel the urgency to pass our Anti-Lynching bill designating lynching as a federal hate crime– I urge you to pay attention. https://t.co/EwXFxl5f2m
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 29, 2019
Hoft says this is all evidence shows the hate crime hoax could’ve been a part of the Democrats’ “Deep State” corruption all along.
Critics say the conspiracy theory is based on nothing but coincidence and circumstantial evidence.
What do you think?
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