New bombshell email messages between a former Barack Obama top aide and chief of staff to Michelle Obama, Tina Tchen, and prosecutor Kim Foxx, in Jussie Smollett’s case have surfaced.
Smollett is a public friend of the Obamas.
Here's video of Jussie Smollett dancing on stage with Michelle Obama at one of the college events he did with her…
Michelle's former Chief of Staff Tina Tchen reached out to Kim Foxx about this case… and that's currently being investigated… but nothing to see here. pic.twitter.com/DqSiuCgEBu
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) March 26, 2019
The email messages come on the heels of prosecutor Foxx’s office dropping all charges against Smollett, and the judge sealing the court documents.
What #JussieSmollett did was far worse than what I did. Yet he walks without so much as a misdemeanor! Can anyone doubt there is a two tiered system of justice in this country?
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) March 26, 2019
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is furious about the outcome in Smollett’s case, according to a BuzzFeed piece. Emanuel lashed out at prosecutors and Jussie Smollett on Tuesday, shortly after the state’s attorneys said all charges against the Empire star for filing a false report were dropped.
“Not only do I support the hard work of our police officers and detective units, but I’d like to remind everybody: A grand jury indicted this individual based only on a piece of the evidence that the police had collected at that period of time,” Emanuel said.
Smollett spoke outside the courthouse after his hearing, saying, “I’ve been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one.” He added, “I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I’ve been accused of.”
“Is there no decency in this man?” the mayor asked.
Emanuel called prosecutors’ decision and the amount of resources the city spend investigating the crime a “whitewash of justice.”
In the newly uncovered email messages, Tchen said she knows the Smollett family and said they “have concerns about the investigation.”
Foxx then tells an unknown person who contacted her through Tchen, that she “spoke to the superintendent” and was “trying to figure out logistics.”
Later, Foxx says to Tchen that she “convinced” Johnson “to reach out to FBI to ask that they take over the investigation.”
“He is reaching out now and will get back to me shortly,” she wrote on Feb. 1, weeks before Smollett was charged.
Foxx ultimately recused herself from the case and turned it over to her assistant Joseph Magats.
What people are now wondering though, who is that unknown 3rd person involved in the messaging?
Trump Twitter pundit Jack Posobiec tweeted out the text messages.
Uh oh what have we here pic.twitter.com/vTSeV18h3V
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 26, 2019
Another pro-Trump Twitter account then tweeted out a photo of Tina Tchen and with the Obamas.
— Rosie memos (@almostjingo) March 26, 2019
Trump supporters are calling on AG Barr to prosecute Smollett in a federal court.
I think William Barr should instruct the Department of Justice to prosecute Jussie Smollett in federal court
No one is above the law, including people that hate Trump
Prosecute him to the fullest extent
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 26, 2019
Foxx had recused herself from the case, and her top deputy, Joe Magats, made the decision, according to a journalist for the New York Times, who quoted Magats as saying, “We stand behind the investigation, we stand behind the decision to charge him and we stand behind the charges in the case. The mere fact that it was disposed of in an alternative manner does not mean that there were any problems or infirmities in the case or the evidence.” New York Times reporter Julie Bosman quoted Joseph Magats as saying, “We didn’t exonerate him.”
Magats, the asst state's atty, said he saw no problems with the police investigation or the evidence against Smollett. The charges against Smollett were dropped in return for his agreement to do community service, he said, and for forfeiting his bond to the city of Chicago.
— Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) March 26, 2019
That isn’t sitting well with Chicago police or with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who are irate.
Both Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson expressed great anger over the decision. “This, without a doubt, is a whitewash of justice and sends a clear message that if you’re in a position of influence and power you’ll get treated one way. Other people will be treated another way,” Emanuel said in a joint news conference with Johnson, who also criticized the decision. “There is no accountability then in the system. It is wrong, full stop.”
“After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case,” the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office stated in an email to CBS Chicago.
Tina Tchen is deeply embedded in the highest echelons of Chicago politics through the Emanuels as well as the Obamas.
Tina Tchen is also close friends with the wife of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, according to The Chicago Tribune, which also reported on the contact. Foxx reached out to the police Superintendent Eddie Johnson after Tina Tchen emailed Foxx “saying the actor’s family had unspecified ‘concerns about the investigation.’”
Rahm Emanuel, however, has blasted prosecutors’ decision to drop charges in the Smollett case, accusing Smollett of having no decency and calling the decision a whitewash of justice. You can watch his comments here.
The Tribune described Tchen as a “close friend of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wife” who said she “was acting on behalf of” Jussie Smollett and his family. According to The Tribune, a relative “later exchanged texts with Foxx.” The Tribune summarized some of the electronic communications documenting contact as follows:
The newspaper reports that Foxx wrote Tchen on February 1, with the message reportedly saying: “Spoke to the Superintendent Johnson. I convinced him to Reach out to FBI to ask that they take over the investigation.”
Foxx is alo accused of texting the unnamed Smollett relative and writing, “Spoke to the superintendent earlier, he made the ask. Trying to figure out logistics. I’ll keep you posted.” When the relative wrote back, “Omg this would be a huge victory,” Foxx responded, “I make no guarantees, but I’m trying,” the Tribune reported.
Foxx told the Sun-Times that the family member was worried about leaks from the police investigation. Foxx told the newspaper: “They had no doubt about the quality of the investigation, but believed that the FBI would have a tighter lid on the information.”
Patricia Holmes, Smollett’s attorney, told the news media the state “made a motion to drop the charges against Jussie Smollett and to seal the record in this case.”
Source: Magavoter: BREAKING: Smoking Gun Emails Expose the Scheme to Protect Smolllett