Skip to comments.Illinois congressman remains under doctors' care: Mayo Clinic
Posted on 11/14/2012 6:31:35 PM PST by NormsRevenge
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Jesse Jackson, Jr., a U.S. Congressman from Illinois, will remain under the care of physicians to manage and treat his depression, according to a statement on Wednesday from the Mayo Clinic.
Jackson, who is reportedly under investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds, left the clinic in Rochester, Minnesota on Tuesday, according to Nicholas Hanson, a Mayo spokesman.
"He and his family remain grateful for support and prayers offered and received on his behalf," Hanson said in the statement. Jackson is being treated for bipolar disorder, a psychological condition marked by extreme mood swings.
The news follows media reports that the Chicago Democrat has hired high-profile criminal defense lawyer Dan Webb to handle negotiations with the federal government on a possible plea deal.
In addition, The Wall Street Journal has reported that the investigation into possible spending of campaign funds to decorate Jackson's Washington, D.C. home has expanded to include Jackson's wife, Sandi, a Chicago alderman.
Federal authorities have not confirmed the reports.
Representatives of the Jacksons have not returned calls seeking comment. The alderman also did not appear Wednesday at a meeting of the Chicago City Council's human relations committee, of which she is a member.
Fox Chicago television reported Wednesday that she had texted the station saying that her husband's attorneys asked the family not to comment, adding: "It's killing me because 90 percent of this stuff is false."
Between 2001 and 2012, Sandi Jackson's consulting firm, J. Donatella & Associates, received nearly $472,000 from her husband's campaign. The biggest payments came in the 2011-12 campaign finance cycle, at $120,000 as of October 31, and the 2009-10 cycle, at $116,000, according to the website OpenSecrets.org, which compiles campaign financial data.
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Are the treating him for indictophobia?
You can be a flipping marshmallow in the loony bin and the morons in this country will still reelect you. Doesn’t say much for the intelligence of the “voters”, does it?
We had one here in Indiana (Julia Carson) who had dementia and kept getting elected to the House.
One day she basically went from the floor of the US House to the funeral home.
Then they elected her grandson as replacement.
Like this matters? IS there any news about the health and well-bbeing of the son of the Republican State Senator in Wisconsin who was beaten up and hospitalized by union thugs for trying to defend the Romney-Ryan sign in his yard?
I hope the doctor is the same one who cared for Michael Jackson.
Dementia - look no further than Idiot Joe Biden!
Remission of the disease is generally coincident with the Statute of Limitations.
Hey don't knock it! It was only 60% of the voters!!! And it was Chicago!!!!! Hmmm isn't our commander in chief from there too?
Not to worry, the Mayans say that humanity will be flushed in about a month. Most likely Chicago will be first down the drain.....
We should all be bigger than they are. Pray for his speedy recovery and delivery to prison. If he is a bit bi-polar in prison, nobody will really notice!
I’m of two minds on his medical condition, but I hear ya. He may have enough time to come to terms with his predicament, just hope he doesn’t embrace Islam and come back into society with a vengeance..
Bi-polar criminal Chicago-way politician. Today’s democrat party on exhibit.
How long has it been since anyone has even seen this guy?