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Emails, texts reveal former top Michelle O aide meddled in Smollett hate hoax probe

Chicago’s police union is calling for the Justice Department to investigate Cook County State’s Attorney General Kim Foxx for intervening in the Jussie Smollett hate hoax investigation.

Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham sent a letter to the Justice Department last week to request an investigation into Foxx’s involvement in the case after the Chicago Sun-Times revealed she contacted Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to urge him to ask the FBI to take over Smollett’s case.

The black gay actor on the Fox television show “Empire” claimed he was the victim of a hate crime and Chicago police initially treated Smollett as a victim. Eventually, the investigation revealed Smollett staged the stunt with the help of two brothers to frame Trump supporters and bolster his career, police allege.

Amid the investigation, a former chief of staff for former first lady Michelle Obama, Tina Tchen, contacted Foxx on behalf of the Smollett family. […]

Read the full story from The American Mirror

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