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Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:12 PM

Cory Booker says he won't comment further on Smollett case until more information comes out

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Source: CNN

(CNN)New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker declined on Sunday to comment directly on reports that police believe actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to carry out a hoax assault on himself last month.

Smollett told authorities he was attacked in late January by two men who were "yelling out racial and homophobic slurs." Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Saturday that Chicago Police believe Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault on him.

Booker, who is running for president, was one of several Democrats to weigh in on the initial reports of the attack on Smollett, tweeting that it was "an attempted modern-day lynching."

Asked as he campaigned in New Hampshire about the recent reports that the attack was a hoax, Booker said, "I'm going to withhold until all the information actually comes out from on the record sources."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/17/politics/cory-booker-smollett/index.html

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Reply Cory Booker says he won't comment further on Smollett case until more information comes out (Original post)
Jose Garcia Feb 2019 OP
hlthe2b Feb 2019 #1
LisaL Feb 2019 #2
hlthe2b Feb 2019 #3
oldsoftie Feb 2019 #7
Mr. Frost Feb 2019 #5
BlueStater Feb 2019 #8
Mr. Frost Feb 2019 #10
Salviati Feb 2019 #6
LongtimeAZDem Feb 2019 #4
Sapient Donkey Feb 2019 #9
DonViejo Feb 2019 #11

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:17 PM

1. the approach I wish more of us would follow...

why make assumptions before all the facts come out...?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:21 PM

2. Only when the story first came out, he didn't wait to comment that it was

"an attempted modern day lynching."

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Response to LisaL (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:22 PM

3. really? I missed that....

sigh....

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Response to LisaL (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:38 PM

7. And he certainly wasn't the ONLY one, in politics or Hollywood.

Obviously the story is not over yet, but it sure looks like Smollets career may be

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:23 PM

5. Joy Behar was right.

 

We all want Trump out and will do everything legally possible to rid him. Even if it meant at the price of ruining his voters lives.

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Response to Mr. Frost (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:49 PM

8. Uh, what?

How have *we* ruined his dipshit voters' lives?

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 05:05 PM

10. Right now it's doxing.

 

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:33 PM

6. Agreed.

One can call out and denounce hate crimes, and simultaneously wait to get more information on open investigations.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:22 PM

4. That's the stance he should have taken from the start

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 03:55 PM

9. Good approach to it, but it should be an approach that is taken from the start

I understand people who close the person being more bias in their leaning towards their friends/loved ones/etc, but in general I think it's best for everyone else to stand back and wait for the investigation to confirm facts and information.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2019, 05:16 PM

11. Locking....

A US Senator/Presidential candidate has no comment on an issue is not important news of national interest.

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