Kim Foxx Asked Top Cop To Turn Smollett Probe Over To FBI
March 14, 2019 1:57PM CDT
New information is being revealed about the investigation into the alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago. Emails and text messages show Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx asked Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to turn over the probe to the FBI. The request came after Foxx was contacted by Smollett supporter Tina Tchen. The former chief of staff of first lady Michelle Obama said the actor’s family had unspecified concerns about the investigation. Foxx also exchanged texts with a relative of Smollett, which was the reason given for why she recused herself from the actor’s prosecution for disorderly conduct charges.