Tina Tchen fighting to quash subpeona in Jussie Smollet case

 

May 31st was suppose to be D-Day for one Tina Tchen in the Chicago Smollet case. For a refresher she’s a close pal of Obama consigliere Valerie Jarrett and a longtime bagwoman for Illinois Democrats.

Tchen headed up the “Office of Public Engagement,” a murky outfit overseen by Jarrett that, among other things, had its hands in the Obama’s failed Chicago Crony-lympics bid and was in the middle of Obama administration efforts to recruit artists to advance their political agenda.

Pointed out in November 2009 is that Tchen, a high-powered campaign finance bundler for Team Obama who personally raised more than $200,000 while a lawyer at Skadden Arps, is listed in White House visitor logs as having met there with none other than…  George Soros.

Color me confused. But then again, this is Chicago. Last week I posted

Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff Tchen refuses Subpoena in Smollett Case

Check it out for the background in case you missed it.

It looked like Appeal’s Court judge O’Brien had in mind to clean up Chicago a bit. Looks like a no go. Here is the latest with the Sun Times newspaper taking a different flavor on the facts:

Tchen is resisting a subpoena that is an outgrowth of a civil case filed by retired former state of Illinois Appeals Court Judge Sheila O’Brien, who has filed multiple legal bids related to the Smollett case and the handling of it by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

Why O’Brien is so actively interested in the case has not yet become clear.

O’Brien jumped in the case in April, asking a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Foxx.

The brief filed to support Tchen’s motion to quash argues O’Brien has no business asking for a special prosecutor or any information because she “holds no position or authority within the Illinois justice system. Yet, she claims the power not only to institute this proceeding, but to compel Ms. Tchen to participate by appearing in court to testify and produce documents, and submitting to an ‘evidence deposition.’”

Moreover, the brief argues, O’Brien “has no legal right to make her demands of Ms. Tchen and, even if Petitioner did, those demands are inconsistent with the applicable rules of discovery and not supported by any showing of good cause.”

Benjamin B. Klubes, managing partner of Buckley LLP said in a statement, “We filed a motion today asking the court not to allow Sheila O’Brien to collect documents and take testimony from Tina Tchen in connection with Ms. O’Brien’s petition to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Jussie Smollett matter.

Last week:

Chicago attorney Tina Tchen — who was in contact with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx before the charges were dropped against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett — refused to be served with a subpoena on Wednesday, according to the process server.

Tchen, who previously served as former First Lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, refused to accept a subpoena that was issued by former Illinois Appellate Judge Sheila O’Brien.

O’Brien is petitioning for the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into the state’s attorney’s office’s handling of the Smollett case. She is calling for Tchen to attend a May 31 hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse and bring with her copies of “any and all documents, notes, phone records, texts, tape recordings made or received at any time, concerning [Tchen’s] conversations with Kim Foxx in re: Jussie Smollett.”

Edward Ryan, who operates a private investigation firm in the southwest suburbs, said one of his process servers went to Tchen’s law firm in River North on Wednesday, but she refused to come to the lobby to accept the subpoena.

Ryan said the security guard in the building’s lobby would not let the process server upstairs. The guard called Tchen in her office and “she said she knew about” the subpoena, but refused to come down.

Keep reading…

Maybe this is why Sheila is so interested.

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BNL NEWS@BreakingNLive

BREAKING: Texts between Obama aide Tina Tchen and Kim Foxx, who dropped charges against Jussie Smollett, have leaked. An investigation into whether Foxx dropped charges against Smollett at the request of Tina Tchen is underway. Michelle Obama also knew Smollett very well

Other than this, all is well in the swamp.

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Cook County Officials vote to end gang database permanently

This should work out. Cook county, the infamous county in Illinois, has decided to completely dismantle their database of known or suspected gang members. Officials voted on Thursday to hang it up. Listed were more than 25,000 known or suspected gang members.

With all the new gang bangers – MS 13 – headed our way with our open borders, I would say this is quite timely.  530 people were murdered in Chicago in 2018, with victims ranging in age from 1 to 93. With all the news coming out of Chicago these days, let’s first take a look at Cook County.

Cook County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the second-most populous county in the United States after Los Angeles County, California. As of 2017, the population was 5,211,263. Its county seat is Chicago. the largest city in Illinois and the third-most populous city in the United States. More than 40% of all residents of Illinois live in Cook County.

Cook County’s population is larger than that of 28 individual U.S. states, and the combined populations of the seven smallest states.[5]

Wikipedia

According to the Chicago Sun Times.

The Cook County Board voted to destroy the county’s gang database Thursday, setting legal steps and guidelines to make sure the database can’t be restarted.

The vote was the death knell for the contentious database, also called the Regional Gang Intelligence Database. Last month, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office announced it had “terminated” the database, a decision that came after no other law enforcement agency agreed to host it.

The ordinance, which takes effect immediately, prohibits the Cook County Sheriff’s Office from maintaining, re-creating or sharing information on the database. It also mandates the sheriff’s office to “enact the final destruction” of the tool.

Keep in mind  51% of the Murders come from 2% of U.S. Counties

Lawmakers say ‘halt’ to sale of Chicago Stock Exchange to China

Of course this is done over the holidays with an abbreviated comment period. We gave Russia our Uranium why not give China access to manipulating our financial markets. The unthinkable is thinkable these days. The Obama regime remains without comment. Here tis:

stockLawmakers are demanding a longer review of a Chinese firm’s deal to purchase the Chicago Stock Exchange, voicing concerns over the sale’s impact on U.S. national security and the financial security of the American marketplace.

“As the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) conducts its process to review this transaction, we similarly urge you to consider the negative impacts Chinese state-affiliated ownership of the Chicago Exchange will have on national security and the financial security of the American marketplace,” the lawmakers wrote.

Earlier this month, the Chicago Stock Exchange announced that CFIUS found “no unresolved national security concerns” regarding the deal. The sale now only faces approval by the SEC. The Treasury Department has declined to comment on the development.

The lawmakers argued Thursday that the deal would offer the firm the ability to “manipulate” the $22 trillion U.S. equity marketplace.

“The integrity of, and confidence in America’s financial markets is a bedrock component of our nation’s security,” they wrote. “This transaction raises serious questions that go well beyond the limited scope of review that has already taken place. Allowing an entity such as CCEG to acquire one of our nation’s exchanges—with the access, information, and opportunities that exist to undermine U.S. interests—is a very serious matter.”

“Given these concerns, we urge you to consider rejecting this transaction,” the lawmakers wrote.

More at Free Beacon

Since Michael Brown died, 244 Teenagers Have Been Shot In Chicago

A few details to put this Ferguson thing all in perspective. Better yet, this is Rahm and Barry’s home boys who after all, could look like their boys in the hood. Here we go:

Almost 900 shootings and homicides in the past three months and not one is worthy of their attention.

While the events down in Ferguson play out, back in Chicagoland, HeyJackass reports that the same old bullshit continues day in and day out with nary a peep. In the 107 days since officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18 year old Michael Brown – 12:03pm, Saturday, August 9th – the following stupidity has taken place in Chicago:

  • 155 homicides (74% black males)
  • 725 shot & wounded
  • Six (6) 18 year olds killed: Kawantis Montgomery, Kamaal Burton, Tony McIntos, Alexandra Burgos, Rayvon Little, Johnathan Cartwright
  • 59 18 year olds shot & wounded
  • 29 teenagers (13-19) killed
  • 244 teenagers (13-19) shot and wounded
  • 10 shot (5 killed) by the CPD

Brutal, yet incredibly asinine and absurd to say the least.

After all, there have been plenty of opportunities to march, chant, throw stuff, break stuff, come up with a hashtag, etc… in the past few months, not only in Chicago, but all over the nation. So where is the national media? The cable news talking heads? The race pimpin’ super duo of Jesse and Al? The professional agitators and social justice warriors? The exploiting politicians? Almost 900 shootings and homicides in the past three months and not one is worthy of their attention.

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H/T and more at Zero Hedge

Salvation Army ordered to stop feeding the poor in Chicago Ward

This is a perfect story for a Sunday post. Don’t you love the so-called “Progressives” and their feel good, know it all? Just not in my back yard. That’s right, starve em out. This reminds me of the Kennedy’s battle against the wind farm in their back yard. Here we go:

Ald. James Cappleman (46th) informed the Salvation Army on Friday that it is no longer welcome to feed the poor in Uptown from its homeless outreach trucks. (Let’s move the blacks out of my white neighborhood)

Cappleman gave the social service agency one month to find a new North Side location — outside his ward — before ceasing operations, said Capt. Nancy Powers, who oversees the Salvation Army’s homeless program in Chicago.

 Powers said the Salvation Army will depart willingly.

 “We don’t want to be where we’re not wanted,” she said.

 But Powers expressed concern for those living in the neighborhood who rely on the truck for a daily hot meal — which the agency uses as a lure to connect the homeless with its social workers.

 Powers said the Salvation Army began bringing its mobile outreach unit to Uptown at the request of Cappleman’s predecessor, Ald. Helen Shiller, soon after its creation in 2009.

While Salvation Army personnel serve up bowls of hot soup, two social workers specializing in substance abuse and mental health mingle with the crowd and try to forge relationships with the homeless to identify those who are ready to get off the street.

A “chaser van” goes along to immediately transport anyone who is ready to enter rehab or go to the hospital.

Operating from a location at Wilson and Marine, the unit feeds 100 people on average at midday Monday through Friday, Powers said. In recent years, most of those lining up for food have been residents of nearby single room occupancy buildings who can’t afford to eat, she said.

 More at Sun Times

Anarchy comes to Wisconsin – what will be next? ?

It is now official. Anarchy has begun in Wisconsin. When elected officials run out-of-state to avoid carrying out their duties, it is a sad state of affairs. When the news no longer focuses on the lawlessness that is happening, and prefers to advocate for insurrection, we have much to fear. Fox also has vids of Docs committing fraud and now this one. This is the test of our democracy. Ms Frances Fox Piven who wrote “Mobilizing the Jobless,” must be delighted:

“So where are the angry crowds, the demonstrations, sit-ins and unruly mobs”?

Gateway Pundit:

Obama’s Wisconsin Strategy? The Chicago Way?

This is a disturbing find. It is amazing. You do not like the results of the election last November? Then simply vote them out the next election. The reports regarding the Wisconsin issue fail to focus that the Democrats are acting like a third tier Banana Republic. Negotiate, Negotiate.. We had an election.. we had a result.. now are we to have Democratic Nullification? Remember– Elections have consequences, You lost.

H/T: and more can be found at: From Your Daddy’s Politics

An add found on Craigslist.org calls for Union Swine to bloody the Tea Partiers in the Madison counter protest today. It also refers to assisting with the Egyptian revolution that recently took place. Click to enlarge.

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