Jussie Smollet was a free man today, Chicago prosectors dropped all charged against the Empire actor.
Now a new report is claiming that Michelle Obama may have had something to do with his release, albeit indirectly.
According to a new report from the Chicago Sun-Times, one of Jussie's family members who worked for Michelle Obama reached out to lead prosecutor Kim Foxx, and tried to get the charges dropped.
Kim Foxx is the Cook County State’s Attorney. Three weeks ago, she tried to convince Chicago police to turn the Jussie Smollett case over to the FBI. When the Chicago police denied her request, she recused herself from the case.
But today, Kim inexplicably un-recused herself and cut Jussie his sweetheart deal.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Michelle Obama's former chief of staff Tina Tchen reached out to Foxx and wrote in a text message, “I wanted to give you a call on behalf of Jussie Smollett and family who I know. They have concerns about the investigation.”
Tchen then set up a call with Foxx before Tchen left on an 8 a.m. flight to New York.
The paper speculates that Tchen lobbied for Jussie's charges to be dropped.
No word yet on whether Michelle had any knowledge of this happening, or whether she asked Tchen to make the call.
Michelle and Jussie are friends. GEESH!!