On Tuesday, late-night hosts tackled the only news story of the week that could rival the attorney general’s conclusion from Robert Mueller’s Russia report: the dropped charges against Jussie Smollett.

Earlier in the day, lawyers for the Empire actor declared that their client’s “record has been wiped clean” following his indictment on 16 counts by a Cook County grand jury in March. The news set off a chain reaction of statements, including from the Chicago police and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who called the decision a “whitewash of justice.” Not long after, First Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Joseph Magats, who headed up the Smollett decision, clarified that he did not believe Smollett was “innocent” and said “alternative prosecutions” from prison time happen on a regular basis in the county.

On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the titular host referred to his recurring bit about Washington state’s Gonzaga University, which he claims does not exist, while discussing Smollett. “Smollett was facing 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly staging a hate crime against himself,” he said. “The police apparently became suspicious when the alleged attackers claimed they went to Gonzaga University.”

He also touched on Emanuel’s fiery statement about the dropped charges in his monologue. “The Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel and the police superintendent are furious that they dropped the charges. The Mayor says this is a whitewash of justice But that’s how it’s going nowadays. Everyone we think committed crimes, didn’t,” he said. “R. Kelly and Felicity Huffman, you’re free to go.”

Over on The Late Show, Colbert also seized on Emanuel’s statement: He ran clips of the Chicago officials involved in the case alleging that the City is still owed an apology, along with Mayor Rahm Emanuel declaring the result a “whitewash of justice.”

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