Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (left) and Raghuveer Nayak pose in front of the White House on Oct. 8, 2008, the day Nayak says a critical meeting occurred.
Holy moly ... the thug machine that keeps on giving. What was this, long distance escort services ? Et tu, Rahm ? BTW, according to news reports, good ole Carol Moseley Braun also looks to be joining the herd to be a certain mayoral candidate in Chicago.
Who is usa adjustment? What right do you have to tell (blk) people that they shouldn’t re-elect their congressman?
9/21/2010 10:59 AM CDT on suntimes.com
Fitzgerald is reaching for straws here....and he probably planted this story to derail Jesse’s re-election. I smell a BIG rat.
9/21/2010 10:58 AM CDT on suntimes.com
Dear Eric Holder, U.S. Attorny General
I don’t recall the last time we had an Attorney General forced out, oh..wait, wasn’t that John Mitchell of the Nixon administration?
Anyways, Mr. Holder take the gloves off and stop playing politics in Illinois. This whole thing started with Blago, and the timing of Blago’s arrest stunk.
If you could have waited longer you might have caught more fish in the net?
But, Mr. Holder, you sprung the trap only to get the Blago brothers?
And now the toothpaste is out of the tube, and you know what that means.
More indictments please Mr. Holder. Get on the phone to Chicago and get busy !!!
9/21/2010 10:55 AM CDT on suntimes.com
None of this makes any sense. If what this Raghuveer Nayak guy says is true, why wasn’t it entered as evidence into the trial? Apparently, if this guy was part of a scheme to buy the senate seat, why was he not charged; why was congressman, Jackson Jr not charged? I smell a Federal rat. This guy is nothing more than an operative of federal prosecutors planted to make their case against the former governor. But, they put on a case that stops short of answering some critical questions. Who is this guy? Why would he offer money to help secure the senate seat for Jackson Jr? I think he and these allegations were not part of the trial because they are NOT TRUE. A trial would have exposed that.
Most of all why is this information (lie) just coming out now? Something’s fishy. Don’t be a knee-jerker and believe the feds and their weak case.
9/21/2010 10:46 AM CDT on suntimes.com
jhoward, Travis Bickle couldn’t have said it any better.
9/21/2010 10:44 AM CDT on suntimes.com
Well, well, well. The Sun-Times came short of writing it, but implied that the restaurant tart wasn’t a political affiliate.
Let’s see, on Friday JJJ says bring it on and by Tuesday he is knocked out.
I want to hear more about the hostess.
Dear Reverand Save-a-pimp and sons, lets talk. You’re acting like the Kennedy’s in 1960.
The Jackson family should know better.
9/21/2010 10:44 AM CDT on suntimes.com
They did “bring it on,” Jesse, Jr.
I hope you and Blago get to be cellmates.
9/21/2010 10:39 AM CDT on suntimes.com
How low can these cockroaches go, coming out of the woodwork. Mainly his wi-fe even thinks she could run the city...pathetic.
Is there anyone that knows of a qualified, well-qualified, politician...that doesn’t lie, steal, cheat, have everything on-line, and transparent to the public, and quit voting the same in based on race...etc.
I knew Jackson Jr. was always a worthless POS, and his father, a REV that had a kid out of wedlock, were both as stupid as an empty can of Budweiser.
Why can’t someone that has a political background - political science background go into the field - fresh out of college, with no connections...and you people of Chicago are as stupid is as stupid does...voting for race, or just because you are a friend.
It’s really sickening that they don’t make these candidates go through a 200 page test to even qualify to run. An IQ test - something. All you have are the same old...liars!!!!
Rham is behind this, too. Why don’t you people wise up, disregard race...and put term limits in, so at least your not stuck with the same scum.
All of them running - even Mosley, all they see is dollar signs.
Don’t vote for anyone already in the political scene. Vote on their qualifications. Do your homework. Blacks should quit voting just because the candidate is BLACK. Whites didn’t vote for Obama based on color.
9/21/2010 10:38 AM CDT on suntimes.com
And Patrick Fitzgerald should be replaced by David Hoffman who has more of an appetite for justice. And who will go after anybody. Unlike fitzgerald who won’t go after his fellow countrymen (you know who i’m talking about).And by this time there should have been at least a dozen or more indictments and prosecutions. I know the wheels of justice turn slow but this is rediculous.
9/21/2010 10:37 AM CDT on suntimes.com
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it?
When young Jesse underwent his laparoscopic Duodenal Switch (DS) procedure in 2005 and lost 60 pounds, it seemed reasonable that he had found a new friend in DC.
Now, it seems, Junior’s friend is a blond restaurant hostess.
Like father, like son.
And TONS of pages of them (scroll down)
They brought it on.
Triple J is toast.
Carol Moseley Braun
Moseley Braun was the subject of a 1993 Federal Elections Commission investigation over $249,000 in unaccounted-for campaign funds. The agency found some small violations, but took no action against Moseley Braun, citing a lack of resources. Moseley Braun only admitted to bookkeeping errors. The Justice Department turned down two requests for investigations from the IRS.
In 1996, Moseley Braun made a private trip to Nigeria, where she met with dictator Sani Abacha. Despite U.S. sanctions against that country, due to Abacha's actions, the Senator did not notify, nor register her trip with, the State Department. She subsequently defended Abacha's human rights records in Congress.
Her former fiancé Kgosie Matthews, who also served on her campaign staff (in violation of U.S. immigration regulations), had been a lobbyist for the Nigerian government; Matthews would later leave the country.
In 1998, after George Will wrote a column reviewing the allegations of corruption against her, Moseley Braun responded to Will's comments, saying that "I think because he couldn't say nigger, he said corrupt." She also compared Will to a Ku Klux Klansman, saying "I mean this very sincerely from the bottom of my heart: He can take his hood and put it back on again, as far as I'm concerned." Later, Moseley Braun apologized for her remarks.
Braun announced her intention to run for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in February 2003. On January 15, 2004, four days before the Iowa caucuses, Moseley Braun dropped out of the race and endorsed Howard Dean.
Nigerian General Sani Abacha
During Sani Abacha's regime, a total of £3 billion was reported siphoned out of the country's coffers by the head of state and members of his family. At that time Abacha was listed as the world's fourth most corrupt leader in recent history. Abacha was married to Maryam Abacha and had seven sons and three daughters.
General Abacha died in June 1998 while at the presidential villa in Abuja in the company of Jeremiah Useni who was Chief of Staff from 1997 to 1998 and one Musa Abdullahi who sources close to the military junta claimed was the unofficial strategist and mastermind of Abacha's plan to transform himself into a democratically elected dictator. He was 54.
He was buried on the same day, according to Muslim religion, without an autopsy, fuelling speculations that he may have been poisoned by political rivals (via prostitutes). There was an allegation that the prostitutes were imported from either India or Egypt
After his death, Maj. Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, Nigeria's defence chief of staff, was sworn in as the country's head of state. Abubakar had never before held public office and was quick to announce a transition to democratic civilian rule which led to the election of President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The government of Obasanjo has implicated the deceased general and his family in a wholesale looting of Nigeria's coffers. According to post-Abacha governmental sources, some $3 or $4 billion USD in foreign assets have been traced to Abacha, his family and their representatives, $2.1 billion of which the Nigerian government tentatively came to an agreement with the Abacha family to return, with the quid pro quo being that the Abachas would be allowed to keep the rest of the money.
Although this proposal caused a massive outcry at the time for seeming to reward the theft of public funds, it was subsequently rejected by the late dictator's son, Mohammed Abacha, who continues to maintain that all the assets in question were legitimately acquired. In 2002, Abacha's family agreed to return $1.2 billion that was taken from the central bank.
Thanks STARWISE. This helps explain the phony story about Christine O’Donnell.
Rep. Jackson: I did nothing wrong but ‘deeply sorry’ over ‘social acquaintance’
Sun Times | Sept. 21, 2010 | By NATASHA KORECKI AND ABDON M. PALLASCH
Posted on 09/21/2010 1:03:40 PM PDT by COUNTrecount