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Hillary Clinton Donor To Serve Jail Time for Hate Crime Against Gay Black Man

Jussie Smollett maintains innocence in the face of overwhelming evidence, suggests he could be targeted for assassination

• March 11, 2022 11:00 am

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A Hillary Clinton donor of middling renown was sentenced Thursday to 150 days in prison for his role in orchestrating a hate crime against a gay black man.

Jussie Smollett, a gay black man who donated to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016, was also fined $25,000 and ordered to pay more than $120,000 to the city of Chicago. He was convicted in December on five counts of disorderly conduct for scheming to commit a hate crime against himself and repeatedly lying to police.

Before announcing the sentence, Cook County judge James Linn provided an accurate assessment of Smollett's actions, channeling the feelings of contempt held by most Americans toward the lying Democrat. "There's a side of you that has this arrogance and selfishness and narcissism that's just disgraceful," the judge said. "You're not a victim of a racial hate crime, you're not a victim of a homophobic hate crime. You're just a charlatan pretending to be a victim of a hate crime, and that's shameful."

Smollett, who is also an actor best known for his role in The Mighty Ducks, maintained his innocence in the face of overwhelming evidence and went on to suggest that he could be targeted for assassination. "Your Honor, I respect you and I respect the jury, but I did not do this," Smollett said during a courtroom outburst after the sentence was handed down. "And I am not suicidal. And if anything happens to me when I go in [jail], I did not do it to myself. And you must all know that."

It was not immediately clear whether Smollett was referencing Jeffrey Epstein, the Hillary Clinton supporter and billionaire pedophile alleged to have killed himself under suspicious circumstances in a Manhattan jail cell.