In the wake of Jussie having all charges dropped, we have yet to hear from Daniels on his feelings about the embattled actor today. She also said she "recused" herself from the case, citing those communications, but did not withdraw the whole office and seek a special prosecutor.
Asked about Smollett telling police his attackers appeared to be white, Glandian speculated that the brothers, who are black, may have worn whiteface make-up.
Charles said to the host, "I think that we all lose", before going to say that minorities in America all paid a big price with the rest of the United States, especially with the police.
The mayor expanded on his comments for reporters at a later press conference, insisting that he is dead serious about sending Smollett an invoice, and noting that he "expects Smollett and his legal team to write a check", according to Chicago's NBC affiliate.
Trump, a Republican, echoed those remarks on Thursday.
"FBI & DOJ to review the outrageous Jussie Smollett case in Chicago", Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday morning. "It is an embarrassment to our Nation!"More news: Trump Blasts Media Again: 'They Truly are the Enemy of the People'
The President's tweet came hours after Smollett's attorney, Patricia Holmes, released a statement, condemning Chicago authorities who "have continued their campaign against Jussie Smollett after the charges against him have been dropped".
The initial reports of two Trump supporters attacking a gay, black celebrity drew widespread sympathy for Smollett, particularly from Democrats.
Estimates put the cost of the Chicago Police Department investigation in the six figures.
Despite his previous unsavory words for Jussie Smollett, the former basketball player said he wishes Jussie Smollett the best. His lawyers said he hopes to move on with his career, but it remains unclear whether he will return to Empire after being written out of the last two episodes of the most recent season.
Smollett's hot-button case ended in abrupt fashion Tuesday when prosecutors suddenly dropped all 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct against Smollett.
"The case in Chicago illustrates a point that must be discussed in an effort to ensure fairness in our criminal justice system: the rich are treated differently, the politically connected receive favorable treatment, and Lady Justice sometimes peeks under her blindfold to see who stands before her", said the statement from the national group.