Jesse Jr. worked with feds?

Chicago TV affiliate reporting that Jackson may have been working with feds since summer.


Thomas Schaller
December 17, 2008 12:56AM (UTC)

WLS-TV, ABC's Chicago television affiliate, is reporting that Jesse Jackson, Jr., may have been cooperating with federal investigators in the U.S. attorneys office in the pre-Senate seat-for-sale days of their ongoing investigation of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich:

The new information appears to support Jackson's claim that he was not involved in a scheme to buy a U.S. Senate seat.

ABC7 has learned that since late last summer, the congressman has worked with federal prosecutors, informing on an alleged Blagojevich administration scheme two and half years earlier.

The meeting in June of 2006 at a Gold Coast hotel included Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Blagojevich fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko.


Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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