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Report: More trouble for Jackson Jr.
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Posted on 10/12/2012 3:22:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Report: More trouble for Jackson Jr.

By SEUNG MIN KIM | 10/12/12 5:12 PM EDT

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) – gone from Congress since June on a medical leave of absence – is now facing a new federal investigation into “suspicious activity” in his finances, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

According to the Sun-Times, federal investigators are looking into Jackson’s finances surrounding his House seat and the “possibility of inappropriate expenditures." This latest probe doesn’t involve the ethical troubles that had been surrounding Jackson in connection with allegations that he used official resources to try and win appointment to President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat, the Sun-Times reported.

The investigation had been active before Jackson took a formal leave of absence on June 10, according to the newspaper. Jackson’s office did not publicly disclose the lawmaker’s leave of absence until two weeks later.

A Jackson spokesman told the Sun-Times that he was not aware of any investigation. Another top aide to Jackson did not return an e-mail from POLITICO seeking comment.

Jackson’s aides said in late June that he had taken a leave of absence but did not disclose why. Later, his staff revealed that Jackson was being treated at the Mayo Clinic for bipolar disorder.

He has since left the Rochester, Minn., clinic and returned to Washington, D.C., but has given no indication when he would return to work on Capitol Hill.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; illinois; jessejacksonjr; lookslikeobamasson
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I'm shocked. And from Chicago of all places.........
1 posted on 10/12/2012 3:22:55 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver; STARWISE; maggief; onyx; MinuteGal; SE Mom; penelopesire

If he steps down will all charges be dropped?


2 posted on 10/12/2012 3:25:09 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

All he has to do is say he erred and donate something to charity and all is forgiven


3 posted on 10/12/2012 3:25:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Politics aside, it drives a bit nuts when an elected official gets sick, or goes to rehab, or whatever, for an extended period of time and doesn’t resign. They’re not doing their job (representing their constituency) when they’re in a clinic.

I guess it’s a pet peeve of mine that someone should actually do the job for which they’re being paid.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 3:26:28 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey—I’m okay if he NEVER comes back. Poor baby—he’s probably got enough money by now to retire to the good life.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 3:27:13 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: GeronL
All he has to do is say he erred and donate something to charity and all is forgiven

Don't forget 'rehab'.

6 posted on 10/12/2012 3:27:35 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He failed to pay off the proper person, or to conduct a really loud, raceCentric protest; if the nads don’t fit, you might have to quit.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 3:29:26 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Sub-Driver

Why doesn’t daddy loan him one of his many race cards?


8 posted on 10/12/2012 3:29:46 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: Sub-Driver
I've seen it written...recently...that there's a book in the works which details a conspiracy involving Blago,JJ Jr and Osama Obama himself regarding the sale of Osama’s US Senate seat..That’ll sure bring on an acute attack of “bipolar” in Junior *and* Osama.
9 posted on 10/12/2012 3:32:37 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m crazy and an embezzler ..... and be sure to vote me back in.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 3:35:42 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: hoosiermama

Can you imagine an out-going Obama’s pardons?


11 posted on 10/12/2012 3:36:22 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

He cannot pardon him unless he has been convicted.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 3:40:40 PM PDT by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: Sub-Driver
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) – gone from Congress since June on a medical leave of absence – is now facing a new federal investigation into “suspicious activity” in his finances...

He saw it coming and called in sick to put it on hold.

13 posted on 10/12/2012 3:44:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (That was sarcasm, you moron.)
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To: Sub-Driver

But....but.......he’s BLACK!! NOTHING can touch him!!


14 posted on 10/12/2012 3:46:38 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Gay State Conservative; Sub-Driver

Just for the record.
JJ biological father was Noah Robinson
Michelle Robinson Obama spent enough time in JJ’s home to be call Sis by the siblings.
Both families came from the same Friends Plantation area of the Carolinas.
JJ’s half brother Noah Robinson was a leader of El Rukn a street gang whose primary crimes were male/female prostitution, drugs, murder for hire. (He’s currently doing life for his activities with the gang)
FerretCON converted the entire gang to Islam.
BhO territory to organize overlaps El Rukn’s territory.

The Senate seat went to Bu...Who was receiving 5,000/month from Loop Enterprises. Loop Enterprises was partly owned by Craig Robinson, MO’s bro. Loop was named as part of a pay to play activity in Philly, Didn’t go to court because one of the star witnesses died.....

And So It goes. ......


15 posted on 10/12/2012 3:47:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: verum ago
Politics aside, it drives a bit nuts when an elected official gets sick, or goes to rehab, or whatever, for an extended period of time and doesn’t resign.

Yup.

It also drives me nuts when they run for another office without resigning their current office.

16 posted on 10/12/2012 3:47:54 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: dennisw

I’m crazy and an embezzler ..... and be sure to vote me back in
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Did they even run a ‘challenger’ to his seat?
Or is he running unopposed?
He should not have ‘won’ the “D” nomination since he was/is incapacitated for an undetermined time.

Of course, who am I to Judge?
I believe if you have to leave your job for any extended time ‘ Congressman or Senator ‘ running for Pres or VP or extended hospital stay etc you are NOT serving your constituents by not actively doing your job and you should resign your seat once you accept the nomination.

At least Bob Dole had the ‘decency’ to do that.

Also, when a sitting Gov, Cong, Sen is chairman of the RNC or DNC they can’t be giving full time and attention to either job.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 3:48:30 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Sub-Driver
Charlie says:

Oh dear, that poor boy...

18 posted on 10/12/2012 3:50:48 PM PDT by csvset
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To: szweig

Is there a plea in the works?

“The probe was active in the weeks prior to Jackson taking a leave from his U.S. House post on June 10”

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/15716117-418/feds-now-probing-suspicious-activity-in-rep-jesse-jackson-jrs-finances-sources-say.html


19 posted on 10/12/2012 3:51:36 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Sub-Driver

Unexpected...


20 posted on 10/12/2012 3:51:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jesse JR. could get off because of insanity. Liberalism is a recognized mental disorder.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 3:54:06 PM PDT by dancusa (Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceburg again.)
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To: szweig

Yes he can. Consider Ford’s pardon of Nixon.


22 posted on 10/12/2012 3:54:34 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: GeronL
All he has to do is say he erred and donate something to charity and all is forgiven

The great irony being that the donation is made with money he stole in the first place.

23 posted on 10/12/2012 3:58:33 PM PDT by Noumenon (“...the other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” -- Paul Ryan)
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To: GeronL

That, and a couple of anonymous all expenses paid vakays with Rangle, and he’ll be back to grafting and griftng with the best of em.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 4:00:04 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Traveler59

3 hours watching a movie with a therapist should do it


25 posted on 10/12/2012 4:00:44 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

I figured when he went into rehab that there were charges coming down the pike.


26 posted on 10/12/2012 4:00:57 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: szweig

Wrongo. Nixon was pardoned


27 posted on 10/12/2012 4:07:15 PM PDT by newbie 10-21-00
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To: Sub-Driver

He certainly didn’t put his house on the market to pay for medical and rehab costs. He’s got a cadillac health insurance plan. More like he needs the money for legal costs.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 4:11:54 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: hoosiermama

Very interesting post.
What is the relationship between Noah Robinson and MooseChelle Robinson?


29 posted on 10/12/2012 4:14:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: xrmusn

Anyone on the ground in Illinois? Did Jackson even “qualify” for the ballot? No doubt he would win in absentia, but aren’t there some hungry young liberals out there that would snatch this opportunity to get elected?


30 posted on 10/12/2012 4:17:46 PM PDT by boop (It's not personal...it's strictly business)
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To: boop

Why wouldn’t JJJr qualify for the ballot?

We had a House member from Indiana (Julia Carson) who had dementia and kept getting elected and finally went right from the House floor to the mortuary. (Then they put in her grandson as a replacement).


31 posted on 10/12/2012 4:20:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Sub-Driver

They RACIST!


32 posted on 10/12/2012 4:24:13 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Sub-Driver


33 posted on 10/12/2012 4:24:32 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.
...now facing a new federal investigation into "suspicious activity" in his finances... surrounding his House seat and the "possibility of inappropriate expenditures." This latest probe doesn’t involve the ethical troubles that had been surrounding Jackson in connection with allegations that he used official resources to try and win appointment to President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat...
And I hope he hangs in there about three more weeks, no reason.


34 posted on 10/12/2012 4:24:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nascarnation

Noah Robinson Sr is JJ’s biological dad. Noah Jr is JJ’s half brother. ALthough both Michelle Robinson and JJ’s family have ancestors from the same area material actually tying the two together is.......We know MO spent time in their home and other personal information because a freeper grew up with them.


35 posted on 10/12/2012 4:31:13 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: maggief

a JJJ pardon is a given...Remember who was in a near by residense when MO traveled to Spain!


36 posted on 10/12/2012 4:36:52 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

Thanks, I thought with the same last name (albeit a common one) they might be relatives.


37 posted on 10/12/2012 4:37:00 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: nascarnation
Don't remind me about Julia Carson. Even though I lived in her district, I could never figure out how she kept getting re-elected.

A stupider woman has never lived. And she actually probably gained a few IQ points after her stroke.

It was like the old Soviet Union. Her handlers kept holding her up, lest she trip over her own shoelaces.

38 posted on 10/12/2012 4:42:48 PM PDT by boop (Sorry, folks. Park's closed. The moose out front shoulda told ya.)
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To: nascarnation
We believe that they are somehow...if you have access to a ancestry service you might be able to find the missing link. Since JJ was a bastard child (Noah Sr was married to someone other then his biological mother) and there seems to be others in the “family’ who also share that description...in all probability there is a Common gene. The freeper who initially alerted us to the information thought they were related, we've just never been able to find documentation.
39 posted on 10/12/2012 4:46:07 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: boop

It sort of got worse though.
Now we have the Muzzie grandson.


40 posted on 10/12/2012 4:49:16 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: boop

Here’s a hint

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1735385/posts

You know her grandson has converted to Islam don’t you?


41 posted on 10/12/2012 4:52:05 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Sub-Driver
< Rant >

I AM THOROUGHLY CONVINCED THAT...

ALL MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE GUILTY OF SOMETHING UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT!

< /Rant >

42 posted on 10/12/2012 4:56:48 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: hoosiermama
I did NOT know that, but that doesn't surprise me.

Something was always off about Julia Carson. I'd see her in commercials, and she was clearly 1)impaired 2)stupid 3)a puppet.

When she appeared on TV urging people to be a "bug buster" and get a flu shot, I thought "This woman can barely speak. So how come when "she" writes an editorial for the Indianapolis Star all of a sudden she has perfect grammar and syntax?"

Her grandson is a perfect replacement for her. Misguided, mis-educated, and able to "relate" to his constituents on a 3rd grade level. Which is about how intelligent his constituents are.

I thought I was the only sane person in Indianapolis when I voted against her. Repeatedly.

43 posted on 10/12/2012 5:00:33 PM PDT by boop (Sorry, folks. Park's closed. The moose out front shoulda told ya.)
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To: boop

Did Jackson even “qualify” for the ballot?


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2939371/posts


44 posted on 10/12/2012 5:07:51 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport
Interesting. So Jackson, though locked in a mental institution, somehow qualified for the ballot. And there's NOTHING that can be done about it. And the joke is his token challenger, the republican will lose. So the mental defective voters will elect a literal zombie to Congress.

Even If I lived in Jackson's district, I'd want SOMEONE to represent me, if only to bring home the pork and keep the welfare checks coming.

I'm stunned that there wasn't some other democrat who would step up. It would be the easiest pick up in the state.

45 posted on 10/12/2012 5:20:02 PM PDT by boop (Sorry, folks. Park's closed. The moose out front shoulda told ya.)
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To: deport

1. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
2. Medical excuses are proliferating as a defense strategy, since medical privacy laws prevent anyone else from knowing they are fraudulently claimed.


46 posted on 10/12/2012 5:20:50 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: csvset
Charlie....dear boy...that's quite rock on your finger.

Where is that stony asset on your pubic records filing?

47 posted on 10/12/2012 5:27:43 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why do you think he hid in the nuthouse?


48 posted on 10/12/2012 5:30:56 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Sub-Driver

suspicious activity” in his finances,

Come on people you know it was just an oversite,he’s a democrat dont you know.


49 posted on 10/12/2012 6:21:03 PM PDT by bikerman (How will Democrats stand up to terrorism when they can’t even face Fox News?”)
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To: szweig; newbie 10-21-00

Didn’t Anklepants pardon some guy named Marc Rich or some such whilst him n’ Cankles were toting off the WH silver and furniture?

Who was someone that really needed a much more thorough investigation as I vaguely recall.


50 posted on 10/12/2012 8:49:02 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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