The following is an excerpt from “Cops Demand Federal Probe of Obama Aide in Jussie Smollett Case” by Kyle S. Reyes in Law Enforcement Today
The Jussie Smollett investigation has taken an interesting turn as Chicago’s police union is now calling for a federal investigation into the county’s top prosecutor for allegedly interfering in the case.
This, after that the prosecutor was allegedly contacted by Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff.
The Fraternal Order of Police represents the department’s rank-and-file. Earlier this week, they sent a letter asking the Department of Justice to probe Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
Foxx attempted to convince Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to turn Smollett’s case over to the FBI. It happened after Tina Tchen, the former senior Obama aide, reached out to her and the “Empire” star’s family had “concerns.”
“That recusal is wholly insufficient,” FOP president Kevin Graham said in a statement. “In order for Ms. Foxx to properly charge and try this case, her entire office should have recused itself and a special prosecutor been appointed.”
Tchen sent Foxx a text just three days after Smollett reported the attack and when he was still considered a victim.
“I wanted to give you a call on behalf of Jussie Smollett and family who I know. They have concerns about the investigation,” Tchen wrote.
Foxx then emailed Tchen later that day. Tchen is a close pal of Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s wife.
“Spoke to the Superintendent Johnson. I convinced him to Reach out to FBI to ask that they take over the investigation. He is reaching out now and will get to me shortly.”
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