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12-17-08, 12:03 AM #1
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. turns out to be an informer for at least a decade and has informed on Governor Blagojevich
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (CNN) — 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.
In addition, two sources close to Jackson told CNN that, in 2002, Blagojevich — then running for governor of Illinois — solicited a $25,000 campaign donation from Jackson, which he did not get.
At the time, Jackson's wife, Sandi, was a candidate for the job of director of the state's Lottery Commission, a post she did not win, the sources said.
After Blagojevich took office, in early 2003, he told Jackson something to the effect of, "You see what $25,000 would have done?" the sources said.
In 2006, Jackson reported the incident, which he believed to have been an attempt at a shakedown, the sources said.
The report, the sources said, came three three years later because Jackson's memory was jogged by another case — that of developer Tony Rezko, whose fraud and corruption trial included testimony about $25,000 donations to Blagojevich.
Jackson did not endorse Blagojevich in his initial campaign and tried to stay on the sidelines during the governor's re-election bid, one of the sources said.
Blagojevich's office did not return calls seeking comment.
12-17-08, 04:59 AM #2
Jogged his memory my ass. There are two things I know about informants:
1) They're only helping you so they can help themselves.
2) Take everything they say with a grain of salt."never bring paws to a gunfight" - Jenna
12-17-08, 08:29 AM #3
Oh snap, there goes his street cred:
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
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12-17-08, 08:45 AM #4
I'll bet that his father, Jessie, is ashamed. Who would you believe, an HONEST Jackson in the family, Oh, t he inhumanity of it all. How could you do that to the family. I an't hold my hand out any more when trying to extort money from some business.
12-17-08, 01:31 PM #5I'm your huckleberry...
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12-17-08, 02:21 PM #6
12-17-08, 03:50 PM #7
Well, given the high effectiveness of the information that he's given since (when does he claim? 2002?), oh yeah.. I remember all of those corruption cases prosecuted thanks to Jesse Jr.'s information... there was... and... well, what about... um...
Come to think of it, has there been a single federal Illinios corruption case prosecuted since 2002?
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