(Zero Hedge) Michelle Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Tina Tchen, attempted to have the Jussie Smollett case transferred from the Chicago Police Department to the FBI, according to texts and emails released by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Tchen, a Chicago-based attorney, reached out on Feb. 1 to Chicago’s top prosecutor Kim Foxx – telling her that the “Empire” actor’s family had “concerns” about the investigation.

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