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Foxx wanted FBI involved in Smollett investigation: Texts, emails show she asked to turn over probe
The Chicago Tribune ^ | March14, 2019 | Megan Crepau, Jeremy Gormer

Posted on 03/14/2019 5:19:20 AM PDT by PBRCat

At the urging of a politically connected lawyer, State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx asked Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to turn over the investigation of Jussie Smollett’s reported attack to the FBI, according to communications provided to the Tribune.

Foxx reached out to Johnson after Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama, texted Foxx saying the actor’s family had unspecified “concerns about the investigation.” Tchen, a close friend of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wife, said she was acting on behalf of the “Empire” actor and his family. A relative later exchanged texts with Foxx.

The exchanges began Feb. 1, three days after Smollett claimed two men approached him near his Streeterville apartment building, yelled racists and homophobic slurs, hit him and put noose after his neck. It would still be 2½ weeks before he was charged with making the story up, but some media outlets were already starting to question the actor’s account, citing unnamed police sources.

“Spoke to the Superintendent Johnson,” Foxx emailed Tchen back on Feb. 1. “I convinced him to Reach out to FBI to ask that they take over the investigation.”

The same day, Foxx texted with Smollett’s relative, whose name was blacked out in copies released by her office.

“Spoke to the superintendent earlier, he made the ask,” Foxx wrote. “Trying to figure out logistics. I’ll keep you posted.”

“Omg this would be a huge victory,” the relative replied.

“I make no guarantees, but I’m trying,” Foxx wrote back.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


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The Cook County State's Attorney tried to steer the investigation from the Chicago Police to the Feds at the urging of an Obama insider.

Imagine what might have resulted if the corrupt FBI handled the case! Ferguson, Missouri Part II!

1 posted on 03/14/2019 5:19:20 AM PDT by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

For an honest patriot who joined the FBI for its stated mission, working there now must be hell


2 posted on 03/14/2019 5:21:37 AM PDT by silverleaf (A man who kneels for the national anthem doesn't stand for much of anything)
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To: PBRCat

coulda used the Comey rule based on ‘intent’. Of course, jussie had no ill intentions. riiiiight


3 posted on 03/14/2019 5:21:57 AM PDT by griswold3 (Just another unlicensed nonconformist in a dangerous Liberal world.)
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To: PBRCat

This is outrageous. If Chicago were a legitimate government, they would investigate their political corruption from the State’s Attorney to the Mayor. “The Chicago Way!”


4 posted on 03/14/2019 5:24:20 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: PBRCat

“the actor’s family had unspecified ‘concerns about the investigation’.”

Concerns that their fairy dust son was lying through his teeth and needed someone to cover the whole thing up?


5 posted on 03/14/2019 5:24:31 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (Chuck Schumer--giving pond scum everywhere a bad name.)
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To: PBRCat

From every part of this story....Chicago cops were fairly neutral, professional, and ethical. Smollett should have offered to bribe them like he did the two fake attackers.


6 posted on 03/14/2019 5:25:27 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: PBRCat

What was she trying to do, have our FBI, with its nothing other than honorable rank and file, white wash the Democrat like they did Hillary?

If you’re the FBI, you whitewash Democrats.

It’s what you do.


7 posted on 03/14/2019 5:28:22 AM PDT by chris37 (No wall? No vote.)
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To: silverleaf

You so funny. You still think there is someone like that at the DOJ?


8 posted on 03/14/2019 5:28:45 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: PBRCat

The narrative would have probably been ‘Hate crime against Smollett referred to FBI’.


9 posted on 03/14/2019 5:29:32 AM PDT by neverevergiveup
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But it’s only a small number of upper FBI management that is corrupt!!


10 posted on 03/14/2019 5:31:49 AM PDT by JonPreston (If you think we're treated badly now wait untill we're disarmed.)
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To: silverleaf

No whistleblowers at the FIB, they are all assumed to be corrupt, then.


11 posted on 03/14/2019 5:32:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: JonPreston
Rogue agents in Poughkeepsie, no doubt.
12 posted on 03/14/2019 5:33:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: PBRCat

Sure sounds like Obstruction of Justice to me.


13 posted on 03/14/2019 5:36:07 AM PDT by eyeamok
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“.....the actor’s family was pulling strings to get the case out of the hands of Chicago police........ they had 'unspecified
concerns' about the investigation”.....concerns that fairy Jussie was up to his old tricks-----lying through his teeth-----

The fam was desperate for a cover-up.....which is why an Obama was involved. The Obamas are dam good at cover-ups.

14 posted on 03/14/2019 5:39:51 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: PBRCat

“Though the heavens may fall, let Jussie prevail!”


15 posted on 03/14/2019 5:40:56 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: SharpRightTurn

fairy dust

not nice but very funny lol

Someone i love very much told me they were gay though it was obvious from about 16 on that they were, i hoped for the best until they told me when they were 25.

I’m not gonna say it doesn’t hurt. I can’t even say i don’t regard them a little differently now.

i can say i love her just as much and she doesn’t tell me about her private life nor bring anyone around and i like it like that!!

such a HUGE family and we almost made it without anyone being gay :)

i don’t know why i’m complaining. it’s not my life.

It is what it is, as pop used to say and life goes on.


16 posted on 03/14/2019 5:45:16 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: PBRCat

The true meaning of collusion.


17 posted on 03/14/2019 5:47:59 AM PDT by moovova
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To: pepsionice

Hey, don’t laugh. I’m from Chicago. During the older Mayor Daly’s reign, you could bribe the cops. I was 17 years old and got stopped for speeding on the Dan Ryan. I opened my wallet to show him my driver’s license, and I had a twenty, peeking out. He said, “Add another 20 and we’ll let this pass.”


18 posted on 03/14/2019 6:03:28 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: SharpRightTurn

Absolutely. I tell you, what surprised the hell out of me about this whole thing was not that his “attack” was a hoax - I think that was pretty obvious - but that they actually charged him! Especially since he held 3 cards: The race card, the gay card, and the democrap card. Getting charged just doesn’t happen today to people holding that many cards. As we have seen many times, just holding the democrap card is enough to get a criminal act buried. I was certain that cops would say the “investigation” is ongoing, that the treason media would ignore it, then it would all be brushed under the rug ala Al Sharpton and the Tawana Brawley case and probably even brought out from time to time as “proof” of racist Trump supporters. But that didn’t happen. Smollett must have ticked off someone really bad in the Rat party, maybe their commander Hillary.


19 posted on 03/14/2019 6:08:04 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary walks free, equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)
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To: PBRCat
Second City Cop

Scroll down to "Hey, Kwame" for SCC's take.

20 posted on 03/14/2019 6:08:06 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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