Former Michelle Obama aide tried to intervene in Jussie Smollett probe

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    This is how far some will go to cover the tracks of another. Why the request? Why the need? Why would he think going to a federal police force would be better than a municipal?

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/14/forme...-tried-to-intervene-in-jussie-smollett-probe/
    After being contacted by a Chicago attorney who served as former first lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, the top prosecutor in Cook County asked the city’s top cop to turn over the Jussie Smollett probe to the FBI, according to reports.

    Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx reached out to Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson after Tina Tchen, the former senior Obama official, emailed the prosecutor saying the “Empire” actor’s family had “concerns” about the probe, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

    Tchen passed Foxx’s number to a family member of Smollett, and the ensuing conversations with the relative were later cited by the prosecutor as the reason she recused herself from the probe, according to the paper, which obtained messages from Foxx in response to a public records request.

    Text messages show Tchen contacted Foxx on Feb. 1, three days after Smollett reported that he was attacked by two masked men who hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him and put his neck in a noose.

    Tchen, a close friend of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wife, sent a text message to Foxx to set up an early morning phone call, according to the newspaper.

    “I wanted to give you a call on behalf of Jussie Smollett and family who I know. They have concerns about the investigation,” texted Tchen, who sought to set up a call with Foxx before flying out to New York at 8 a.m.
     
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    Obviously there were valid concerns or the prosecutor wouldn't have recused himself. Sounds like you are just trying to imply that Obama is somehow interfering in the case. That's just more crazy right wing misdirection.
     
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    Which means Obama tried to intervene....someone had better have a talk with Obama and tell him to knock it off or his blackness protection will wear off and he just may see the inside of a courtroom....
     
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    So, there should be no more "valid" concerns, right?

    Juicy illegally and fraudulently disparaged MILLIONS of Americans with his bullshit stunt. He should get 10 days for every person he disparaged, which is about 50 million people.

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    Who else closer to them would "make a phone call" in this manner? Is this Russia or something? The same people talking about collusion and Trump interfering in investigations do this?
     
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    they are racists --plain and simple
     
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    You know that's nuts, right?
     
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    You're grabbing at straws there bubba. I know it doesn't take much to start up another ridiculous right wing meme, but that one is a little too goofy except for the hard core nuts.
     
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    Why is it nuts?...you think its less nuts that the little piss ant did it on his or her own?....why?.....blinders....keep them blinders on.....Obama is a crumb...
     

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