'This is what real collusion is': Conservatives cry bitter tears after Jussie Smollett's charges dropped
FILE PHOTO: Jussie Smollett poses in the photo room at the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Prosecutors dropped all charges against actor Jussie Smollett and "wiped clean" his record -- and conservatives are furious.


The "Empire" star was accused of faking an anti-black, anti-gay hate crime in Chicago as part of an alleged publicity stunt, but the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office suddenly decided Tuesday to stop the prosecution.

Smollett had said his assailants yelled pro-Trump slogans and bigoted slurs against him during the alleged attack, and many conservatives had portrayed the president's supporters as the true victims in the incident.