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Posted on 12/02/2011 9:37:13 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Jesse Jackson Jr. cited Obama Senate seat deal
By: John Bresnahan December 2, 2011 10:57 AM EST
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., (D-Ill.) was willing to trade campaign donations for appointment to the Senate seat being vacated by Barack Obama, according to a just-released report from the Office of Congressional Ethics.
OCE also found substantial reason to believe that Jackson violated federal law and House rules by using his House office to mount a campaign to be appointed to the seat by the then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, now awaiting sentencing on federal corruption charges.
The OCE report was released on Friday by the House Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee did not move forward with a full-scale investigation into the allegations against Jackson, but is continuing to review the matter, according to a statement from Reps. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) and Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), the chairman and ranking member respectively.
The report was completed in August 2009, but because the Justice Department was conducting a criminal investigation into Blagojevichs appointment to the vacant Obama Senate seat - Blagojevich was convicted of attempting to sell the appointment in return for campaign contributions and a potential job - the Ethics Committee held off on any decision whether to pursue the matter.
In a Nov. 15 statement to the Ethics Committee from his attorneys, Jackson denied any wrongdoing.
Jackson did not direct or know of any offer to provide campaign [contributions] to former Governor Rod Blagojevich in return for Congressman Jacksons appointment to the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama in 2008, Jacksons attorney, Reid Weingarten, stated.
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So? He’s a DEMOCRAT, meaning silly things like “Laws” no longer apply to him.
Like father...like son. Kick him out.
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So Jackson did not did not direct or know of any offer to provide campaign [contributions] to former Governor Rod Blagojevich in return for Congressman Jacksons appointment to the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama in 2008”, but he was “willing” to do so? I guess, in the Democrat party, corruption is a given, and no one needs to actually mouth the terms of a bribe.
He comes from a long line of pimps!
Looks like there are grounds for a conspiracy charge, at the very least.
Only if you spell PIMP;
The conclusion is obvious. Sanchez is a racist.
I suppose that he'll actually be perp-walked out of Congress when flocks of flying pigs blot out the noonday sun, but he should be tossed out now and charged with violating the law. Of course, it'd be "raaaaaaaacist" to actually, you know, enforce the law against a "person of color" (because they cannot, by definition, break any laws).
One more dem felon in the house. Who’s next?
He’ll probably be promoted like Maxine Waters is despite giveing special treatment to black run banks. Why shouldn’t he be? One law for them, a different law for everyone else.
>>The Ethics Committee did not move forward with a full-scale investigation into the allegations against Jackson, but is continuing to review the matter
...until the statute of limitations runs out.
Imagine if Cain, or Gingrich, or Bachmann had been accused of the same thing, how the MSM would trumpet it 24/7
House probe: Jesse Jackson Jr.’s staff wanted Bill Cosby to pitch Blagojevich for Obama’s seat
Sam Hudzik | Dec. 02, 2011
The U.S. House ethics committee announced on Friday that it will continue its investigation of Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. The panel also released hundreds of pages of documents from the inquiry.
The ethics committee stressed in a statement that just because it’s keeping the investigation open “does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred.”
The inquiry centers on whether Jackson was involved in pay-to-play offers, or used taxpayer resources, when the Chicago Democrat tried to win a U.S. Senate appointment from then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
According to testimony at Blagojevich’s two corruption trials, supporters of Jackson offered the governor millions in campaign contributions if he appointed Jackson to the Senate.
The committee on Friday released more than 300 pages, including notes from interviews with the congressman, his staff and his brother. At the bottom of the stack was a copy of talking points prepared by Jackson’s staff, apparently intended to help comedian Bill Cosby call Blagojevich to urge Jackson’s appointment. The documents do not mention whether Cosby ever made the call. (See page 297 of attached report below)
The documents also include a brief written by Jackson’s lawyers that said he “acted honorably at all times” and was never aware of any pay-to-play offers. The lawyers argued that any government resources used in his non-”traditional” campaign for the Senate appointment were “permissible” under exceptions in the House rules.
In a statement, Jackson said, “For the first time in three years my side of the story will be made public and for that I am grateful.”
Jackson faces a primary election challenge in March from former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson, who’s criticized him for “ethical distractions.”
The ethics committee’s investigation had long been stalled at the request of the U.S. Justice Department. The inquiry resumed after Blagojevich’s conviction this summer, including on charges that he attempted to profit from his power to appoint a U.S. senator.
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. OCE REPORT
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Ethics probe to continue on Jesse Jackson Jr.
In spite of all the scrubbed reports of this meeting, the altered news site info, the spin and lies, we know better. And we know better because we now know well the methods and narcissicist heavy handedness of the bully operator at 1600 Penn ...