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Offline Chris_

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Ethics board launches probe into Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.
« on: April 08, 2009, 07:53:58 AM »
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Ethics board launches probe into Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.

A congressional ethics board has launched a preliminary inquiry into U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), related to President Obama's vacant Senate seat and the corruption investigation of ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

The Office of Congressional Ethics, formed just last year, voted in late March to conduct a "preliminary review" of actions surrounding Jackson's bid to be appointed to the Senate seat, according to documents released to parties involved in the probe. The revelation means Jackson is the second member of the Illinois delegation undergoing an ethical review related to the Blagojevich scandal. The U.S. Senate ethics committee is investigating U.S. Sen. Roland Burris

The committee probing Jackson launched its action Thursday -- the same day Blagojevich was indicted on corruption charges.

The panel has asked parties in the Blagojevich case -- including his former gubernatorial staff and campaign staff -- to turn over any documents, e-mails, or other correspondence involving Jackson Jr. and his campaign staff; Jackson's brother, Jonathan, and political fund-raisers Raghuveer Nayak and Rajinder Bedi, lawyers close to the probe told the Sun-Times. The request for information is from June of last year through Dec. 31, 2008.

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You'd think his daddy would have taught him how to not get caught.   :whatever:


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Re: Ethics board launches probe into Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 08:03:59 AM »
Let the claims of racism begin in 3-2-1.........

I think most of the 'candidates" for replacing 0Bama at the very least knew that Blago was trying to sell the seat, which in my mind makes them all guilty of conspiracy unless they contacted federal authorities as soon as it happened.  I think 0Bama also knew about this.

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Re: Ethics board launches probe into Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 08:16:17 AM »
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/blagojevich/1515427,jesse-jackson-jr-ethics-probe-blagojevich-040709.article

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Re: Ethics board launches probe into Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 08:30:58 AM »
Meaningless, as usual.  We need a new board to investigate congress.  It should be populated by state appointees.  To hell with the federal government babysitting themselves.

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Re: Ethics board launches probe into Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 11:13:03 AM »
Hmmmm, wonder what they were really thinking...."launch a probe into Jackson".   :fuelfire:   :thatsright:
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