The Chicago Police Union want a federal investigation into Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of Smollett’s case after text messages revealed she was communicating with Jussie Smollett’s relatives and supporters about their concerns over his case.
A Smollett family friend named Tina Tchen sent Kim Foxx an email saying, “Hi Kim – I sent an email to your work address I think as well. I wanted to give you a call on behalf of Jussie Smollett and family who I know. They have concerns about the investigation. I am on an 8 am flight to nyc but please call me before then. I land about 1015 Chicago time. My cell is [redacted]. Many thanks!”
Tina Tchen has a Twitter account but has not tweeted since early March.
Tina Tchen is Michelle Obama’s former aide!
In one text exchange with a Smollett relative, Kim Foxx is reassuring them she spoke to the superintendent and asked for a favor. “I’ll keep you posted, “Foxx said in text. “Omg this would be a huge victory,” the Smollett relative said in response. “I make no guarantees, but I’m trying.” Foxx replied.
Read more text messages exchanged between Kim Foxx and Smollett’s relatives and supporters here.
Kim Foxx later recused herself from the case.
Despite the reams of evidence against Jussie Smollett the Cook County State’s Attorney dropped ALL 16 CHARGES against Smollett on Tuesday!
Smollett left the court today and LIED, telling reporters racist, homophobic Trump supporters beat him in a cold Chicago street.
Via Ann Coulter:
“a sickening abuse of prosecutorial discretion.”https://t.co/rxW1lFQRJN
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 26, 2019