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president Donald Trump on Thursday weighing in on the case that has gripped and confounded many Americans trump announced in a tweet he plans to have the FBI and justice department review empire actor jussie small let's case calling it an embarrassment to the nation Chicago prosecutors stunned many earlier this week when they announced they were dropping charges against Millett who was accused of staging a hate crime against himself the news also outrage local officials including Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel who vowed to get to the bottom of what happened I would like a resolution , and a sense of accountability responsibility in the system of who is right in January small let said he was beaten by masked supporters of president trump who he also said put a noose around his neck and poured a chemical on him while shouting racist and homophobic slurs but after an investigation Chicago police concluded small lead story was a hoax why would anyone especially an African American man use the symbolism of a noose , to make false accusations cook county state's attorney can fox defended her department's decision to drop the charges just hours after the Chicago police department released what it said were all its records from the case totaling sixty one pages the report included summaries of interviews with the %HESITATION Sendero brothers who said a small ledge gave them a thirty five hundred dollar check and a hundred dollars in cash to buy the rope ski masks gloves and red baseball caps used in the attack with the charges now dropped small let's lawyers said he hopes to move on with his acting 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