Ex-Obama Official Tried Pulling Strings To Have Smollett Case Transferred To FBI; Told To Pound Sand

Posted on March 14, 2019 11:35 am

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Michelle Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Tina Tchen, attempted to have the Jussie Smollett case transferred from the Chicago Police Department to the FBI, according to texts and emails released by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. 

Jussie Smollett, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx

Tchen, a Chicago-based attorney, reached out on Feb. 1 to Chicago’s top prosecutor Kim Foxx – telling her that the “Empire” actor’s family had “concerns” about the investigation. 

Smollett was considered at the time to be the victim of an assault, however the actor was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct