Episode 55 is here...but Matt isn't. With one half of the Triggered duo out of the studio due to a previously scheduled appointment, it was the reign of Storm! But he did have Micah, aka "Mr. Producer," to fill in as his co-host.
The big news of the day revolves around Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor who alleged he was the victim of a hate crime. Well, he's a liar, according to the Chicago Police Department. Smollett's story just didn't add up. He claimed two white men attacked him as he was walking home from a Subway. These men allegedly hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him, poured a chemical substance on him, hung a noose around his neck, and shouted, "This is MAGA country!"
After an extensive investigation, law enforcement discovered that Smollett knew his attackers, a pair of African American brothers. Not only did Smollett know them, but he also paid them to stage this hoax. The brothers spilled everything to the police. Smollett's now facing a felony charge for disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. If convicted, he's looking at one to three years in prison or a hefty fine.
Trump supporters and America are vindicated. We're not as hateful as Smollett and some in the mainstream media wish we were.
In other news, an Alabama woman who joined ISIS now wants to come home, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as well as the president, say, that's not happening. The woman, who may or may not be a U.S. citizen, doesn't deserve to come back. If she's a U.S. citizen, the government should revoke that citizenship. She's a traitor. Aiding and abetting a terrorist organization and participating in war crimes isn't some "mistake." If she is brought "home," send her to Gitmo. But at this point, why even waste the time?
Over in Washington, according to reporting from Fox News, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation may be finally coming to a close. Storm and Matt have talked about this before on the show, but events seem to be lining up for the investigation's end. The president's new attorney general, William Barr, is assembling his team for when he assumes the position, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is reported to have plans of leaving by mid-March.
Other stories talked about on the show involve the Covington Catholic High School student's lawsuit against The Washington Post. Nick Sandmann is seeking a $250 million settlement. Fun fact, that's how much Amazon's Jeff Bezos paid for the media company back in 2013.
Lastly, Storm and "Mr. Producer" talk about how, in the Left's eyes, the president can't seem to do anything right, even if it's the president having the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, start a campaign to decriminalize homosexuality around the globe.
Oh, and socialism sucks. Don't miss the smorgasbord segment. The crew looks forward to having Matt back in the studio next week.