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Judge to weigh possible bias from special prosecutor in Smollett case


THANK YOU ALL.>>Bill: NEW TWIST IN THE JESSE SMOLLETT MATTER. A JUDGE WILL WEIGH POSSIBLE BIAS FOR THE EMPIRE ACTOR WHO REPORTED A RACIAL ATTACK AGAINST HIM. PROSECUTOR DAN WEBB MADE A $1,000 TO STATE ATTORNEY KIM FOXX IN 2016. MATT FINN HAS THE STORY IN CHICAGO. PUT IT TOGETHER, MATT. GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING, BILL. AS IF THERE HAVEN’T BEEN ENOUGH TWISTS AND REVERSALS IN THE SMOLLETT SAGA. NOW AT A HEARING IN A FEW HOURS THE NEW INDEPENDENT SPECIAL PROSECUTOR IN THE CASE COULD BE YANKED OR HE MIGHT END UP RECUSING HIMSELF. DAN WEBB IS A FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY HERE NOW THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR IN THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE. AFTER CONSIDERATION WEBB WAS ASSIGNED TO INVESTIGATE THE ENTIRE SMOLLETT CASE FROM THE START. THE SLATE WIPED CLEAN. HE CAN BRING THE SAME OR NEW CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST SMOLLETT OR ANYONE HE FINDS COMMITTED A CRIME INCLUDING STATE ATTORNEY KIM FOXX AND PEOPLE INSIDE HER OFFICE. BUT NOW IT’S BEEN REVEALED THAT DAN WEBB GAVE A $1,000 DONATION TO KIM FOXX IN 2016 WHEN SHE WAS RUNNING FOR COOK COUNTY STATES ATTORNEY. WEBB CLAIMS HE DOESN’T RECALL ATTENDING THE FUNDRAISER AT HIS OWN LAW FIRM OR CUTTING THAT CHECK FOR FOXX INSISTING HIS FIRM HOLDS LOTS OF FUNDRAISERS AND IT IS COMMON FOR ATTORNEYS TO DONATE TO PROSECUTORS. SO TODAY AT A SPECIAL HEARING DAN WEBB COULD BE REMOVED OR PERHAPS HE MIGHT STEP ASIDE. HERE IS WEBB SHORTLY AFTER HE WAS SWORN IN SAYING HE ACKNOWLEDGES THE IMPORTANCE OF HIS ROLE.>>THE TRUTH IS I HAVE TO GO WHERE THE FACTS GO AND I CANNOT LET POLITICS DICTATE WHERE I GO AND HOW I MAKE DECISIONS. I INTEND TO EXPEDITE EVERYTHING. THE FACTS WILL TAKE ME WHERE THEY TAKE ME.>>KIM FOXX SAYS SHE CONTINUES TO COOPERATE AND ADDS A SIDE NOTE. SMOLLETT HAS RESURFACED ON SOCIAL MEDIA. HE CONTINUES TO INSIST THAT

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