Nation’s most powerful Democrats took Jussie Smollett’s hate crime hoax as gospel before story crumbled

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Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett was sentenced on Thursday after being convicted last year of faking a hate crime against himself and lying about it to Chicago police, capping the swift fall from grace for the “Empire” star who had everyone from Joe Biden to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeting their support prior to his story falling apart. Smollett lashed out in court on Thursday … declaring that he was innocent and that he was not suicidal. “I am not suicidal,” Smollett claimed, later falsely adding, “I am innocent.”

Smollett was sentenced to 30 months felony probation, restitution to the city of Chicago in the amount of $120,106, a fine of $25,000, and 150 days in the Cook County Jail.

Instead of waiting for the truth to emerge at the time, high-powered Democrats and liberal media members alike took Smollett’s claim as gospel and ran to Twitter to offer support – often politicizing the ordeal in the process.

No primetime host on CNN nor MSNBC acknowledged the disgraced actor’s sentencing

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