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The president of the Chicago police union has asked the Justice Department to investigate allegations that Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx interfered in the police investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett after Michelle Obama's former Chief of Staff, Tina Tchen, called in a favor, according to WLS-TV.
Foxx recused herself from the case on Feb. 20 "out of an abundance of caution" because of "familiarity with potential witnesses in the case."
Translation - Michelle - Obama - CoS - Foxx
Translation: Michelle Obama's former CoS contacted Foxx saying that Smollett's family had "concerns" about the investigation, so Foxx tried to get the case transferred from CPD to the FBI. She was told to pound sand based on "a lack of evidence" that Smollett was the victim of a hate crime.
Smollett claimed that he was the victim of a predawn hate crime on January 29 in which two white men assaulted him while he was on his way home after buying a sandwich; hurling racial and antigay slurs at him, dousing him in a chemical, placing a noose around his neck (which he was still wearing when police arrived later that morning), and punching him in the face.
Police - Smollett - Attack - Salary - Profile
Police allege that Smollett, who is black and gay, staged the attack because he was unhappy with his salary and wanted to boost his profile. Others have suggested that Smollett wanted to frame Trump supporters as bigots, with some...
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