Skip to comments.Spokesman: Jackson Jr. talked to feds for years (aka Snitch)
Posted on 12/16/2008 5:24:28 PM PST by kcvl
A congressman who acknowledged being mentioned in a criminal complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been sharing information about public corruption with federal investigators for years, a spokesman said.
Kenneth Edmonds, a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., told The Associated Press that the congressman had spoken about Blagojevich and others.
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unidentified sources as saying Jackson had told investigators Blagojevich wouldn’t appoint Jackson’s wife as state lottery director because the congressman wouldn’t donate $25,000 to the governor’s campaign fund
ABC7 has learned that since late last summer, the congressman has worked with federal prosecutors, informing on an alleged Blagojevich administration scheme two and half years earlier.
The meeting in June of 2006 at a Gold Coast hotel included Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Blagojevich fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko.
Source: Ill. gov nixed job for Jackson Jr.’s wife
“Blagojevich went out of his way to say, ‘You know I was considering your wife for the lottery job and the $25,000 you didn’t give me? That’s why she’s not getting the job,’” the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing federal investigation.
“He (Jackson) has shared information with federal prosecutors about public corruption during the past several years, including information about Blagojevich and others,” Edmonds said.
So the dad is Jesse HIJACKson, and the son is Jesse HiRATson.
And why should Jackson's wife be considered for the position in the first place?
A liars liar speaks.
"Late last summer" is months, not years.
This story gets more interesting by the day!
I bet that he did not mention himself when he was ratting on others. This is a case of the pot insulting the kettle.
In my opinion j.jr. is so crooked that when he dies he will have to be screwed into the ground.
The person did not know whether Jackson’s wife, Sandi, who has since been elected to the Chicago City Council, had asked for the state lottery job. At the time, Blagojevich was the first incoming Democratic governor after years of Republican rule and had scores of state jobs to fill.
“The governor had kind of penciled Sandi in as lottery director and then asked for contributions from the congressman,” the person said.
For about the same reasons that Caroline Kennedy should be considered senator from People’s Republic of New York. They’re the chosen ones.
I would not want you to waste your question. (Hussein's remark to a reporter today when asked about Blago) ;)
Jackson, Jr. is in this up to his eyeballs!
The person familiar with Jackson’s discussions also said Tuesday that Jackson has spoken with federal investigators about a 2006 meeting with Rezko at which the two discussed a proposed airport in Peotone, long considered a possible location for a third Chicago-area airport.
The person said Rezko told Jackson, a longtime proponent of the airport, that Blagojevich wanted to control the airport’s board, but Jackson balked.
There goes JJjr’s street cred.
There goes JJjr’s street cred.
Just because he said it, doesn't mean that was the reason. Maybe he was just saying it to piss him off.
Head games and head fakes.
Blogging Blago: Jesse Jackson Jr. Has Snitched on Blagojevich Before
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.—who was cited in a criminal complaint against Rod Blagojevich—has been an informant for at least a decade with the U.S. Attorney’s office, and has informed on the embattled governor of Illinois, though not in the case currently under investigation, Jackson spokesman Kenneth Edmonds told CNN Tuesday.
By the time the Rats are done yelping fritz will throw his hands up in the air and commit suicide .
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