We already knew this thing was bigger than Jussie. Now we find out someone tried to massage the investigation FROM DAY ONE! Trump needs to open up a full federal investigation from Dept. of Justice.
Hoax hate crimes are hate crimes.
Sending faux terror attacks thru the mail ARE TERROR ATTACKS.
NBC FOP article https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/chicago-police-union-wants-federal-probe-jussie-smollett-case-n985146
Sun Times spinning the story https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/kim-foxx-handling-smollett-case-fop-federal-investigation/
Chicago Tribune article https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-jussie-smollett-kim-foxx-kass-20190314-story.html
Chicago Tribune article https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-jussie-smollett-kim-foxx-records-20190313-story.html
texts and emails https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-kim-foxx-texts-emails-jussie-smollett-20190313-htmlstory.html
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from the National Review
"... Last Thursday, the SPLC announced Dees’s dismissal for unspecified violations of company policy and said that Tchen, who served as chief of staff to Michelle Obama and now runs a firm focused on “workplace cultural compliance,” would conduct a “comprehensive assessment of our internal climate and workplace practices.”
That announcement came one day after the Chicago Sun Times obtained communications between Tchen and Cook County state’s attorney Kim Foxx in which Tchen asked Foxx to persuade Chicago Police Department superintendent Eddie Johnson to turn the investigation of Smollett’s case over to the FBI.
Tchen reportedly made the request, which Johnson refused to comply with, at the behest of one of Smollett’s relatives.
In an email sent just two days after Smollett falsely claimed he was jumped by a pair of Trump-supporting bigots, Foxx reached out to Tchen to let her know that she had contacted Johnson, as the Obama alumnus had previously requested.
“Spoke to Superintendent Johnson. I convinced him to reach out to FBI to ask that they take over the investigation,” Foxx wrote.
“OMG this would be a huge victory,” Tchen wrote in response to a text message from Foxx containing the same information as was included in the email.
“I make no guarantees,” Foxx responded, “but I’m trying.”...