Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson Jr. breaks his silence
Posted on 09/17/2010 9:02:50 AM PDT by maggief
Federal Prosecutors have said that at that meeting, one of the businessmen discussed donating one million dollars to Blagojevich if the ex-governor would name Jackson to replace Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.
On the radio show this morning, Jackson denied that. He did say that one of the Indian-Americans began speaking in a language he did not understand, and said I did not participate in any part of that conversation nor do I even remember hearing it, and I have witnesses present."
Jackson said he has been avoiding the media since the Blagojevich arrest because he had been subpoenaed by the federal prosecutors, and was afraid anything he might say to the press could be used against him in court.
He was not called to testify in the Blagojevich trial that ended in August, but could possibly be called as a witness in the re-trial set for January. Jackson referred to the possibility of him facing charges saying, If Im a conspirator, bring it on.
(Excerpt) Read more at wlsam.com ...
Rahm Emanuel, Jesse Jackson Jr.both mulling Chicago mayoral runshuddle Wednesday night
By Lynn Sweet on September 15, 2010
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.)both mulling Chicago mayoral runshuddled in Washington on Wednesday night.
Its fair to say they had a conversation not only about the race, but about the city itself, said a source who declined to be named.
Emanuel and Jackson are among the more than two dozen potential contenders pondering jumping in the Feb. 22, 2010 nonpartisan Chicago mayoral primary in the wake of Mayor Daleys decision last week not to seek another term.
Jacksons wife, Sandi, a Chicago alderman, also is on some long lists of maybe candidates.
Emanuel is wrestling with what is a major life decision for him, one being made in the context of having to juggle major domestic and international matters for the Obama White House.
Emanuel commissioned his long-time pollster, Stanley Greenberg to poll Chicagoans to help Emanuel test issues and his own viability.
JJJ meets with RE
JJJ breaks silence
I hope his pollster asks “is Rahm too tiny to sit in the Mayor’s chair without a booster seat”?
“On the radio show this morning, Jackson denied that. He did say that one of the Indian-Americans began speaking in a language he did not understand, and said I did not participate in any part of that conversation nor do I even remember hearing it, and I have witnesses present.”
Jackson said he has been avoiding the media since the Blagojevich arrest because he had been subpoenaed by the federal prosecutors, and was afraid anything he might say to the press could be used against him in court.”
Is Jesse trying to dig himself in deeper? You know, I often attend important meetings with people whom I don’t understand and never bother to ask for a translation or explanation. I also don’t talk about things that I have done that might be illegal.
What a dope!
I think Don Wade summarized it best. 3J and RE made a pact to not use the Blago trail in their campaigns since someone could taint the jury pool with the mudslinging or end up ^having^ to testify this time around.
They both want to see Blago taken out without their participation.
Upshot? RE is running for mayor and 3J put out the word that he wants to be the ^only^ black candidate.
My money says that RE has no hope of being mayor. He's got enemies spread all over and if the election this fall goes the way we hope, RE has to splain that one first, Blago second and thirdly his lack of personality.
“He’s got enemies spread all over ...”
RE could find himself with a brand new pair of cement shoes.
Imagine those guys in Chicago .. the fear factor
everyday must be HUGE .. never knowing who’s wired,
who’s cooperating, who’s next on the arrest list,
what’s Fitzie’s latest delusion ... such pressure.
I thought of that when I saw this .. and you see
that political thug machines are in NY, OH, LA, PA,
IL, NJ, NV .... everywhere .. and where’s there’s
power, politicians, govt money and jobs ... THERE’S
THUGS and union machines READY TO BEND
AND BREAK LAWS AND PEOPLE and hook
the greedy, WEAK and unethical, wherever they can
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Jimmy Dimora at center of one of biggest local corruption cases in U.S. history (Cleveland)
"I guess I screwed up, huh, Jackie?
"Your damn right you screwed up!
That's going to be a problem.
This a clear violation of your rights.
It's an infringement on your constitutional rights.
That's totally inappropriate. It's lewd, lascivious, salacious, outrageous!"
He did say that one of the Indian-Americans began speaking in a language he did not understand, and said I did not participate in any part of that conversation nor do I even remember hearing it, and I have witnesses present.”
ROFL!! Now, you gotta admit, that was slick and pretty good .. the foreign factor. The whole statement’s very legally coached. He’s walking on Fitzie’s eggshells .. LOL.
Wait wait......... was it I-bonics?
Redneck word of the day : “OBAMA” . . . . I BOUGHT ME A CASE OF BEER AND DRANK IT OBAMA SELF
" I been in Congress 13 years. My earmarks totaled $231,000 as of 6/1/07.
There's plenty more where that came from. There's "nothing wrong and nothing
new" about my funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to my wife, Sandi,
a Chicago Alderman."
He could have been likely heavily accented, and Jesse’s
ears couldn’t get it.
Here’s Dr. Nayak’s very Americanized son (Raghu is mentioned) at an MLK event with Jesse FReakin’ Sr.
“Jackson has acknowledged speaking with Nayak, but maintains that Nayak was not acting on his behalf. Jackson also maintains that he did nothing illegal.
Nayak (( who owns a chain of surgical centers )) is an Indian-American businessman who raised money for Blagojevich, and who also wanted Blagojevich to appoint Jackson to the U.S. Senate seat once held by Barack Obama. Just days before the former governor’s arrest, Nayak co-hosted a fundraiser at which Blagojevich spoke with Congressman Jackson’s wealthy brother, Jonathan Jackson.
Nayak has reportedly asked federal prosecutors for immunity from criminal prosecution, in exchange for cooperating with investigators.”
Looks like the Indian officials and muckety-mucks were getting more involved in US business and politics .. i.e., hosting some black political leaders at their embassy. I Know that Pres. Bush and the Indian president were very close, and Pres. Bush was definitely trying to strengthen
the US relationship with India.
Obviously, either the Black Caucus/operatives wanted in on
the possibile opportunities and made advances, or the Indians opened dialogue. Either way, it looks like alliances were forged, and Dr. Nayak and Bedi were on the frontlines of Indian political involvement in IL.
Caption under the photo:
“Ambassador Ronen Sen speaking at a reception for members of the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C., on April 26. To his right is Chairman of the Black Caucus of the U.S. Congress Rep. Melvin Watt and to his left is Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.”
Ambassador Sen co-hosts reception for Black Caucus
Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Ronen Sen co-hosted
a reception on Capitol Hill with the Chair of the Black
Caucus of the U.S. Congress, Congressman Melvin
Watt, on April 26 evening. The other co-hosts of the
reception were Congressmen Danny Davis, Jesse
Jackson Jr., and Bobby Rush.
Among the other Congressmen who attended the reception
were John Conyers Jr., Charles Rangel, Donald Payne,
Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and delegate Donna Christensen.
Prominent Indian Americans who attended the reception
included, among others, Dr. Bharat Barai,
Swadesh Chatterjee, Ramesh Kapur and
Ambassador Sen also hosted a Business Leaders Luncheon
on April 26, as part of Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywheres (CARE) 60th anniversary celebrations.
CARE, one of the largest private humanitarian organisations in the world, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and Ambassador Sen and his wife, Kalpana Sen, are International Chairs for these celebrations.
The discussion at the luncheon focused on public-private
partnerships. Representatives of leading corporate sponsors
of CARE, including those from Cargill, Nortel, ICICI Bank,
Dow Chemicals, Discovery, Dittus, Nationwide and Capitol
File, attended the event.
(Nayak and Bedi are the Indians implicated in the Blago/
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Dr. Nayak’s political donations
December 12, 2008
As Gov. Rod Blagojevich was trying to pick Illinois’ next U.S. senator, businessmen, including Raghuveer Nayak, with ties to both the governor and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. discussed raising at least $1 million for Blagojevich’s campaign as a way to encourage him to pick Jackson for the job, the Tribune has learned.
Blagojevich made an appearance at an Oct. 31 luncheon meeting at the India House restaurant in Schaumburg sponsored by Oak Brook businessman Nayak, a major Blagojevich supporter who also has fundraising and business ties to the Jackson family, according to several attendees and public records.
Tapes Reveal Rod Blagojevich’s Brother Told Him “Get Something’ For Senate Seat” (+ Jesse Jr. + the Indian connection)
Pure as the driven snow. No one in Chicago even comes close.
placed on Indiana thread:
At least one congress critter from IN involved ...How many others will be named....Late Sept surprise!
Blagojevich & Nayak
Poor Raghu and Rajinder .. probably came here as immigrants from India, likely worked hard; Nayak eventually became a successful doctor with a chain of surgical centers. Haven't looked up Bendi's bio, but it's not hard to fathom that they thought this was how the system worked .. after all, they'd watched it done ALL the time for years .. ESPECIALLY in IL politics. This is what the American political system taught them ... shame really.
Wouldn't be hard to believe Nayak has that recognizable Indian/Pakistani accent.
Here's Rajinder Bedi .. LISTEN.
Off topic but happening right now. O’Donnell on CSPAN right now giving speech at the FRCC. Tune in. Watching it and wanted to let ya’ll know.
Indian Americans! I’m confused.
Does he mean Americans who are of Asian Indian ancestry ... or American Indians?
He’s learned from the master of manipulation.
Thanks, Pen...she’s doing wonderfully!
She really is doing great. She has had some great lines in the speech. The media is crouching in front trying to sabotage her anyway they can. What a bunch of jackals.
THE HELL THAT WOMAN CAN’T WIN!! SHE JUST BLEW ALOT OF FOLKS AWAY!! (sorry for taking this offtopic..I’ll stop now)
She has the right stuff though.
Richard Daley, Jr.
Jesse Jackson, Jr.
This list says it all . . .
She can, she should, and dammit, I think she will win!!!
Well, cripes, my husband didn’t know that I donated to her...lol. My “own” money, you know. BUT, he watched her and he’s liked her anyway, so he just said, send her a $100. LOL.
LOL..he sounds like my hubby. He sometimes whines that I do it and then moans that I didn’t send enough in some cases....LOL. BTW..Michele Bachmann needs us too as you probably know. They are really gunning for her in Mn.
Yeah me too - when hoping for an important job I always let others speak in a foreign language making some sort of deal and I never ask questions. I also worry that anything I might say will be used against me since I’m always doing something illegal.