Jesse Jackson Jr., An Undercover Brutha?

12-16-08

It seems that the son of the infamous Jesse Jackson, who once expressed a desire to violently remove Barack Obama’s “tool kit”, may have been laying a little 007 on the embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

CNN article:

Jackson, Jr. an informant to Blago investigations

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (CNN) — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. — who was cited in a criminal complaint against Rod Blagojevich — has been an informant for at least a decade with the U.S. Attorney’s office, and has informed on the embattled governor of Illinois, though not in the case currently under investigation, Jackson spokesman Kenneth Edmonds told CNN Tuesday.

In addition, two sources close to Jackson told CNN that, in 2002, Blagojevich — then running for governor of Illinois — solicited a $25,000 campaign donation from Jackson, which he did not get.

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This $25,000 campaign issue back in 2002 involved an alleged offer by the newly elected governor Blagojevich to appoint Jesse Jackson Jr. wife as the Illinois state lottery director in exchange for the 25K contribution to Blagojevich’s campaign coffers. Jackson says the “donation” never took place and his wife did not get the job.

That said the CNN article states Jackson has been an informant “for at least a decade with the U.S. Attorney’s office,” long before Blagojevich became governor, so that begs the question. Just who or what was he informing on prior to Blago? Let’s see, Obama did become a state senator in Illinois just over 10 years ago. Nah, that can’t be it because Obama has cleared himself and his staff of any wrongdoing in this Blago affair and we all know just how squeaky clean he has been throughout his political career. All this Jackson Jr. undercover stuff must involve some other dirty D-rat politician(s).

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