Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff, Tina Tchen, reportedly intervened in the Jussie Smollett case in Chicago, leaked messages show.
Tchen reached out to Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in a series of email and text messages, according to screenshots obtained by Fox 32 reporter Rafer Weigel.
“Hi Kim - I sent an email to your work address I think as well. I wanted to give you a call on behalf of Jussie Smollett and family who I know. They have concerns about the investigation. I am on an 8 am flight to nyc but please call me before then,” Tchen wrote.
Text message show the two spoke several more times before the prosecutor’s office decided to drop all charges against Smollett.
Meanwhile, Chicago’s police union is calling for a federal investigation to determine whether State’s Attorney Foxx broke the law.
America was shocked on Tuesday when it was announced that all charged had been dropped against Smollett, despite the mountain of evidence against him. The Assistant State's Attorney made it clear that it doesn't mean Smollett is "exonerated."
Even liberal Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel was outraged, calling the decision a "whitewash of justice."
"From top to bottom, this is not on the level," the mayor said.
He added: "[This case] sends a clear message that if you're in a position of influence and power you'll be treated one way and if you're not you'll be treated another way."
Watch his remarks below:
He has a point.