Is there another kind of politician in Chicago? Kim Foxx’s embarrassing OMG moment in the Jussie Smollett case
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, affectionately (NOT) known as Crimeshea by Second City Cop, has had to recuse herself from the Jussie Smollett case because of a huge (OMG-level) bit of conflict of interest. She agreed to do a favor for Smollett after an Obama/Emanuel attorney reached out. (It’s the Chicago Way™. Look up “Clout” sometime.)
[The Tribune article] is an account of how Foxx was contacted in the Smollett case by a politically connected lawyer close to Chicago’s most prominent political families, the Obamas and Emanuels.
That lawyer, Tina Tchen, was chief of staff for former first lady Michelle Obama, and she is a friend of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wife, Amy Rule. Tchen was apparently a go-between for someone in the Smollett family.
As a result of this, as the Smollett case was unraveling, Foxx pressured the Superintendent of Chicago PD to have the FBI take over the case. And just how impartial has the FBI proven to be in the past 2 years? But the ask and her response came to light, and made her look like the corrupt politician she is. Not that it will impact her at all, she is a loyal Democrat in the one-party state of Cook County, and the People’s Republic of Chicago.
For the original article referenced in the opinion piece linked above, you can see this link: State’s Attorney Kim Foxx asked Chicago’s top cop to turn Jussie Smollett probe over to FBI, texts and emails show