Fox’s Andrew Napolitano Goes Off on Jussie Smollett Case: ‘They Did Him a Favor for Reasons We Don’t Know’


Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano suggested the Cook County prosecutors who dismissed a 16-count indictment against actor Jussie Smollett were secretly doing him “a favor.”

“The great wrong, the unfathomable wrong here is the unjust outcome of this case,” Napolitano said during an appearance on Shep Smith‘s program today. “I have not seen anything like this. They did him a favor for reasons we don’t know and attempted to mask that favor in some sort of credibility in the courtroom.”

He continued:

“To dismiss the case from day one with no agreement and to seal the record and say oh, by the way, we would like to keep your bail and then to go before cameras and say we think he was guilty and could have proved the case anyway just makes no sense. It’s a head-scratcher. It’s what tells me, they were doing him a favor. For some reason that they don’t want to articulate. And they tried to mask the favor in the aura of legitimacy.”

While Chicago police investigated Smollett’s claims of being a victim of a hate crime and found that he had staged it, the charges were shockingly dropped this week.

Napolitano later told Smith that “I don’t think [the Smollett case is] worthy of federal prosecution, but I predict that he will be prosecuted.”

“I’m sorry to say one of its worst intersections of law and politics in the city of Chicago,” the analyst concluded.

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Caleb Ecarma was a reporter at Mediaite. Email him here: Follow him on Twitter here: @calebecarma