Obama Chief of Staff Connected to Smollett Also Investigating SPLC

  • 03/27/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Obama Chief of Staff Connected to Smollett Also Investigating SPLC
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Tina Tchen, Michelle Obama's former chief of staff, played an integral role in getting all charges dropped in the case against Jussie Smollett.

During the investigation's preliminary stages, while Chicago Police still considered Smollett a victim, Tchen circumvented detectives and asked the Cook County State Attorney's Office hand the case over to the FBI.

Tchen is not only linked to Smollett's sweetheart deal – she is also under scrutiny for being chosen to investigate allegations of racism and sexism at the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) after the center's co-founder, Morris Dees, was fired. (RELATED: Liberal Nonprofit Running 'Highly Profitable Scam' Staffers Say)

The Daily Wire's Ashe Schow has more:

In a statement announcing Dees’ firing, then-president Richard Cohen said the center had hired “an outside organization to conduct a comprehensive assessment of our internal climate and workplace practices, to ensure that our talented staff is working in the environment that they deserve – one in which all voices are heard and all staff members are respected.”

The person hired to lead this investigation was Tchen. The Chicago-based attorney and co-founder of the Times Up Legal Defense Fund (part of the MeToo movement), will be assessing the SPLC’s workplace culture.

In a statement to The New York Times, the SPLC’s board chairman, Bryan Fair, said the allegations and departures were “an eye-opening reminder that the walk toward justice must sometimes start at your own front door, and force you to look at your past so you can improve your future.”

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