Kim Foxx releases some internal texts and emails on Jussie Smollett case

Kim Foxx and Jussie Smollett

"(A pedophile) with 4 victims 10 counts.

The messages were among almost 200 pages of screenshots of texts exchanged between Foxx and her top staff, included alongside more than 3,600 pages of emails - and a 36-page spreadsheet detailing records the office determined could not be released to the public because records in Smollett's case were sealed the day the charges were dropped.

Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report after staging a racist and homophobic attack, telling police two white men beat him up, poured a chemical substance on him and tied a noose around his neck, with one yelling "This is MAGA country".

"Sooo.... I'm recused, but when people accuse us of overcharging cases.16 counts on a class 4 (felony) becomes exhibit A", Foxx texted Magats, according to documents released on Tuesday. Eddie Johnson to turn the case over to federal investigators.

Foxx's office issued a statement recusing her on February 19, though they later claimed she "did not formally recuse herself".

The texts were included in thousands of pages of texts and emails related to the Smollett case released by the State's Attorney's Office late Tuesday.

"Everything was set to go and the producers were planning to announce that Jussie and Zachary Quinto were starring in the play last month", a Broadway insider told the Mail, adding, "Everyone was so supportive after the attack and then suddenly, everything shifted".

Joseph Magats, the First Assistant in the State's Attorney's office, ultimately made the decision not to prosecute the case. In exchange, they said, the actor had done community service and agreed to forfeit his $10,000 bond.

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The texts are among dozens sent between Foxx and Magats after Foxx claimed she stepped away from the case.

The communications were obtained by the Chicago Tribune and other media outlets in response to a public records request. Apparently he's coming in to represent the Nigerian brothers in Smollet.

The newly released texts raise further questions about her public claims that she had withdrawn from the case.

John and Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a news conference that morning blasting the prosecutor's decision, calling it a "whitewash of justice".

Her office declined to comment on the specifics of the case, citing an ongoing review.

While the prosecutors have the power to drop charges for any reason, Smollett's deal did not, in fact, conform to state laws on deferred prosecution, and Smollett appeared to have spent two days volunteering with Rainbow PUSH.

Jussie Smollett has confided in a select few of his celebrity peers since his alleged hate crime scandal, and the latest public figure to open up about her conversation with the embattled actor is comedian Loni Love.

Cook County's Inspector General Patrick Blanchard has begun an investigation into how Foxx's office handled the case.

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