President Trump announces that FBI will look into Jussie Smollett case

In an early morning tweet on Thursday, President Trump announced that he would have the Justice Department and the FBI review the Jussie Smollett case.

"FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago. It is an embarrassment to our Nation!" tweeted the president.




On Tuesday, prosecutors dropped the charges against the 32-year-old "Empire" actor. The news had fans, Chicago police, celebrities and his co-stars speaking out.

“I’m happy his charges are being dropped and look forward to seeing Jussie on set and his character Jamal back on 'Empire,'” co-star AzMarie Livingston told People in a statement Tuesday.

Smollett had pleaded not guilty to charges that accused him of lying to the police about being the victim of a hate crime in downtown Chicago. He was facing 16 felony counts.