Jussie Smollett's Jan 29th hate crime "attack" was staged in part to benefit 2020 white house bids of Kamala Harris (D) and Cory Booker (D) who had introduced anti-lynching hate crime legislation with a stealth LGBT amendment that failed to clear before the end of the 115th Congress The timing of Smollett's fake hate crime attack, his relationship with Kamala Harris, and the stealth rider addition of LGBT protections into Harris and Booker's anti-lynching bill seems like it could be connected. For Booker and Harris, they are vying to secure the support of LGBT groups for their 2020 Presidential run. If they convinced Smollett to fake an attack, it benefited them directly xample of sections added in Dec 2018 “(2) OFFENSES INVOLVING ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, OR DISABILITY.— “(A) IN GENERAL.—If 2 or more persons, in any circumstance described in subparagraph (B), willfully cause bodily injury to any other person because of the actual or perceived religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of any person— “(i) each shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both, if bodily injury results from the offense; or Smollett campaigns with Kamala Harris at a LGBT parade event in Los Angeles on Jan 15, 2018 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dzlm96qUw... http://stateofthenation2012.com/wp-co... Jun 28, 2018: Kamala Harris (D), Cory Booker (D) and Tim Scott (R) introduce anti-lynching bill S.3178, The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act. Dec 19, 2018: Kamala Harris introduces amendment 4168 to anti-lynching bill S.3178. Text changed to include LGBT "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" protections.