Skip to comments.Report: More trouble for Jackson Jr.
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 Jacksons finances surrounding his House seat and the possibility of inappropriate expenditures." This latest probe doesnt 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 Obamas 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. Jacksons office did not publicly disclose the lawmakers 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.
Jacksons 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.
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If he steps down will all charges be dropped?
All he has to do is say he erred and donate something to charity and all is forgiven
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.
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.
Don't forget 'rehab'.
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.
Why doesn’t daddy loan him one of his many race cards?
I’m crazy and an embezzler ..... and be sure to vote me back in.
Can you imagine an out-going Obama’s pardons?
He cannot pardon him unless he has been convicted.
He saw it coming and called in sick to put it on hold.
But....but.......he’s BLACK!! NOTHING can touch him!!
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. ......
It also drives me nuts when they run for another office without resigning their current office.
Im 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.
Oh dear, that poor boy...
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”