Chicago’s Fraternal Police Order is requesting for a federal investigation into Kim Foxx, the Cook County State’s attorney, for allegedly “interfering” in the case to help Jussie Smollet.
The union is claiming that Foxx tried to interfere with the Smollett investigation in an attempt to ease his prosecution process with the guidance from a former Obama administration official.
Last week, we reported that Michelle Obama’s former Chief of Staff and Kim Foxx were trying to divert the Smollett investigation to the FBI because they didn’t think that the Chicago Police Department would be fair:
Earlier this week, USA Today reported that Michelle Obama’s former Chief of Staff Tina Tchen attempted to get the Chicago Police Department to turn over the Smollett investigation to the FBI. The Chicago Police Department ended up busting Smollett for 16 felony counts for filing a false police report where he staged an attack on himself and blamed it on Trump supporters instead.
Documents obtained by USA Today show that Tchen and the Chicago-area’s lead prosecutor Kim Foxx, pushed hard to get the investigation into the hands of the FBI which took place before the actor ended up getting busted with the 16 felony counts.
“Spoke to the Superintendent Johnson,” Foxx told Tchen in an email on February 1. “I convinced him to Reach out to FBI to ask that they take over the investigation.”
In a text message with one of Smollett’s relatives, Foxx said, “Spoke to the superintendent earlier, he made the ask. Trying to figure out logistics. I’ll keep you posted.”
“Omg this would be a huge victory,” the relative said.
“I make no guarantees, but I’m trying,” responded Foxx.
It remains unclear why the two were so adamant on sending the investigation over to the FBI but it seems obvious that they felt the bureau would be easier on Smollett.
This communication between a high level Democrat and the family of a celebrity just shows the tight relationships that elite Democrats have with celebrities.
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
Johnson [Chicago Police Department Superintendent] did not turn the case over. Foxx eventually recused herself, and a deputy state’s attorney issued an official charge of “disorderly conduct” against Smollett days later for allegedly filing a false police report. Last week, a grand jury added an additional 16 felony counts to the state’s attorney’s charge.
The President of the Fraternal Order wrote in a letter to the U.S. Attorney that “private attorneys [like Tchen] are not allowed to interfere with ongoing police investigations, particularly at the request of private individuals associated with subjects being investigated by the police.”
He also added that he thinks Foxx’s recusal at the last-minute was insufficient to avoid a conflict of interest and to correct Foxx’s involvement.
“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,” he said in the letter.
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