Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson Jr. ratted on Blagojevich
Posted on 12/17/2008 12:06:11 AM PST by Fred
Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been dropping dimes on his state's disgraced governor and other corrupt local pols for years, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Jackson, a longtime congressman and son of the famed civil rights activist, has been pulled into the controversy surrounding Gov. Rod Blagojevich's alleged attempt to auction Barack Obama's now-vacant U.S. Senate seat.
A Jackson spokesman, Kenneth Edmonds, said the congressman had spoken to the feds about Blagojevich and others.
He wouldn't provide details, but Chicago's WLS-TV reported the congressman told investigators Blagojevich refused to make Jackson's wife director of the state lottery because Jackson would not pledge $25,000 to the governor's campaign fund.
"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,'" a source told The Associated Press.
Federal prosecutors declined to comment.
Jackson has acknowledged meeting with Blagojevich about his interest in Obama's Senate seat one day before the governor was arrested on federal corruption charges.
The congressman has admitted to being "Senate Candidate 5" in the federal complaint against Blagojevich. Blagojevich claimed the candidate's emissary agreed to fund-raising in exchange for the seat, according to the complaint. Jackson said he never authorized any intermediary to make deals.
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Truly there is “no honor among thieves” is there?
Sounds like Jr. cut a deal with the Feds. They must have had the goods on him but needed his information to get others.
Perhaps JJ Jr. was the one wearing the wire.
Interesting that the press characterizes reporting crimes as “ratting.” It strikes me as very similar to black kids being harassed by their peers for getting good grades.
Whatever it takes to protect the chosen One!
Perhaps it’s just me. It’s late and my pills are kicking in BUT, I think this is truth being woven with lies.
“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,’”
Those last 7 words don’t seem like the natural flow of such a statement. They both know what their talking about, so those 7 words are not required.
Oh well, in these times, nobody can be trusted, including the MSM.
Now Blago is thinking “turnabout is fair plair..”
Tisk, tisk, tisk. We all know the Jackson's are above playing the victim card. /sarcasm
How will Jackson’s constituency react to him being a snitch? It will be interesting to see if suddenly there is a double standard.
tryin’ to figure out JJJ’s rap name. 3J, or J-Cube, maybe J-Tre’
BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA...oh yeah, JJ Jr. is as pure as the wind driven snow.
"My first act when I take over the presidency (with my associate Obama) will be
to order every Democrat in Congress to earmark $250,000 each for my needy
friend Gov Rod, here. "
" After all he and I both know how he got elected----and how I took over his seat in Congress."
" Can you say The Daley Family Vote-Manufacturing Machine Company?"
"Pure as the driven snow.......no one in Chicago even comes close."
What does this have to do with the federal investigator’s report that “Senate Candidate 5” made an offer to buy the Senate seat from Governor Blago for $500,000 to $1.5 million?
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