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Foxx’s defense in Smollett case is a waste of money

With a special prosecutor being appointed and now her hiring a law firm to defend her office, what is the running tab that we the taxpayers have paid out?

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. Sun-Times file photo

I would like to know if anyone is keeping a count on how much money Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is costing the taxpayers of Cook County in the blundering of the Jussie Smollett case.

With a special prosecutor being appointed and now her hiring a law firm to defend her office, what is the running tab that we the taxpayers have paid out? She has already admitted that she screwed up this case. so why is she spending more of the taxpayers money to defend herself?

She surely isn’t defending the taxpayers since she botched it. She must feel that there is a bottomless pit of money that she can put the taxpayers on the hook for. If she would have only done the ethical thing and refused the phone call from Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff, the taxpayers wouldn’t be shelling out the money for her big screw-up. It is a waste of taxpayers’ money to defend her over what she already has admitted to.

Gerald Bernson, Tinley Park

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Disturbing view

The thing almost as disturbing as Trump reveling in his assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani is the widespread view, even among those who feel the murder was not politically expedient, that the Iranian leader ”got what he deserved” and “had it coming to him.”

Really? Considering all the havoc the United States military has wreaked in the Middle East for many years now, the self-righteous people of this country are in no position to feel morally superior to the citizens of that region who resent American interference in their governance.

Samuel C. Small, Roseland

Refusing to face facts

I applaud S.E. Cupp’s attempt to focus a spotlight on the bitterness in our society at the present. The unfortunate result, however, is that in an attempt to be as objective as possible, her attempt will be lost on most, particularly those on the right.

Anyone who has tried to engage the die-hard Trump supporters quickly learns that they refuse to acknowledge facts or reasonably discuss issues and immediately resort to bitter insults, anger and belligerence.

Cupp tries to soft-pedal the cause of the rise of hatred and its subsequent acts. It’s no coincidence that they coincide with the election of Donald Trump. Since taking office, Trump has done nothing but launch Twitter insults about anyone who offers even the least hint of criticism of him, from political opponents to a young teen activist. Trump’s refusal to outright condemn acts of violence has served to give validity to the horrible tragedies that have been inflicted on this nation since.

A great leader does so by example. It appears that a bad one does so as well.

Dan Pupo, Orland Park