BREAKING: Verdict in Jussie Smollett Case Is Finally Announced

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The trial of Jussie Smollet has certainly been a peculiar one, ranging from moments of hilarity to moments that made your eyes cross in confusion. To say Smollet’s defense was weak would be one of the most severe understatements of the year. Not only was there a check written to the Osundairo brothers to help execute the hoax, but Smollett was caught on video showing them the street corner to attack him on the day before. The prosecution also noted all the inconsistencies with Smollett’s behavior the night of the alleged incident.

RedState has extensively covered the proceedings, so if you want a refresher on what exactly went down over the last week, be sure to click here, here, and here.

Now, after two days of deliberation, an unexpectedly extended amount of time that left people scratching their heads, a verdict has finally arrived.

Jussie Smollett has been found guilty on five of the six charges he faced for disorderly conduct stemming from his filing of a false police report.

Let the arguments begin, though, I don’t think many people expected or should have expected a different result. The evidence was just about as clear as it gets in this case. Smollett staged a racial hoax, claiming MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters assaulted him outside a Subway at 2 am during a deep freeze in Chicago. Nothing about that ever made sense.

We also shouldn’t forget who rushed to pass judgment before having a single fact. That would include the current president and vice president.

They’ll be more analysis coming from other RedState contributors I’m sure. There will also be a lot more receipts to sift through and expose. Stay tuned.