By BRIAN ROSS
Chicago Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is the anonymous "Senate Candidate No. 5" whose emissaries Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reportedly offered up to $1 million to name him to the U.S. Senate, his attorney confirmed today after it was reported earlier on ABCNews.com "The Blotter".
According to the FBI affidavit in the case, Blagojevich "stated he might be able to cut a deal with Senate Candidate 5 that provided Rod Blagojevich" with something "tangible up front."
Jackson told ABC News this morning he was contacted Tuesday by federal prosecutors in Chicago whom he said "asked me to come in and share with them my insights and thoughts about the selection process."
Jackson Jr.'s attorney James Montgomery confirmed that the Chicago congressman is "Senate Candidate #5" but said "Jackson has never authorized anyone to seek the Governor's support in return of money, fundraising or other things of value." http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/ConductUnbecoming/story?id=6431739&page=1
Yesterday he was SHOCKED to find influence peddling going on!!!
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Jesse Jackson Jr.: People of Illinois deserve better
By Dan Hinkel
Lee News Service
MUNSTER, Ind. -- U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. -- who talked Monday with Gov. Rod Blagojevich about Jackson's possible appointment to President-elect Barack Obama's open Senate seat -- said he was "shocked" by Blagojevich's arrest Tuesday morning on federal corruption charges.
Jackson's spokesman, Rick Bryant, said Jackson was unaware before today of any investigation into Blagojevich. Federal authorities did not contact Jackson's office about the investigation, Bryant said. Jackson left Monday's meeting with Blagojevich feeling that the process not corrupted, Bryant said.
fULL ARTICLE here ->Jesse Jackson Jr' is SHOCKED!!!
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