Trump supporters really wanted to see a Black man in jail. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Police and, apparently Trump supporters are outraged that Jussie Smollett is not behind bars. Now they are blaming Michelle Obama.
In case you missed it, three days after Smollett was allegedly attacked on Jan. 29, Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx asked Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to give the case to the FBI. She was reportedly concerned about the leaks about the case that were reportedly coming from the police.
“Spoke to the Superintendent Johnson,” Foxx emailed Tchen back on Feb. 1. “I convinced him to Reach out to FBI to ask that they take over the investigation.”
The same day, Foxx texted with Smollett’s relative, whose name was blacked out in copies released by her office.
“Spoke to the superintendent earlier, he made the ask,” Foxx wrote. “Trying to figure out logistics. I’ll keep you posted.”
“Omg this would be a huge victory,” the relative replied.
“I make no guarantees, but I’m trying,” Foxx wrote back.
Kiera Ellis, a spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office, offered a response on behalf of Foxx.
“When she initially engaged in the communications, Mr. Smollett was still believed to be the victim of the crime,” Ellis said in a statement. “As the investigation started to change and it became a possibility that he could actually be a suspect, that is when she made the decision (to recuse herself).”
Now MAGA crazies are pointing fingers at Michelle Obama. Conservative trash outlet The National Review said, “Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff calls up the state’s attorney, the state’s attorney hands off the case to her assistant, and the assistant gives Smollett the deal of the century. And all of this is so egregiously, transparently corrupt that mayor and former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is spitting hot fire over this, as is Obama’s former chief strategist David Axelrod.”
Axelrod is not putting any blame on Michelle Obama.
Demon seed Laura Ingraham babbled on her neo-Nazi show last night that charges against Smollett being dropped was “all set in motion by Obama’s former chief-of-staff.” See below, if you can stomach it.
Foxx recused herself from the case on Feb. 13, a week before Smollett was charged. She clearly had nothing to do with the 16 felony counts for filing a false police report being dropped.
Moreover, questions about how Chicago police were handling of the case have lingered since Smollett’s first report. Originally, a police spokesperson said there was no footage of the assailants. Then, hours later, there were two “persons of interest” on video. They also claimed the “Empire” actor “refused” to give the cops his phone, but he did give his phone records. Then the FBI reportedly said the Chicago police “overstated” their Smollett case.
Nonetheless, people want to blame the Obamas for everything. See the trash responses below.