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.