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Jesse Jackson Jr. in plea
deal talks with feds: sources

Chicago Sun-Times, by Michael Sneed

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/8/2012 8:05:56 AM

Sneed has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who handily won re-election Tuesday despite a lengthy stay at Mayo Clinic for depression and bipolar disorder, is in the midst of plea discussions with the feds probing his alleged misuse of campaign funds. “No one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing,” said a top Sneed source, who said Jackson is still undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic. Sneed is also told Jackson, who returned to Mayo Clinic after undergoing outpatient treatment in the seclusion of his home in Washington, D.C., is not only being investigated

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Does Michael Sneed always write in the third person?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Daria, 11/8/2012 8:12:19 AM     (No. 8998887)

I'm sure Chicago being Chicago, we won't be forced to give up his seat in Congress as a part of any deal.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: janjan, 11/8/2012 8:12:59 AM     (No. 8998889)

It is now totally understandable why he won re-election in a landslide. Stellar Democrat.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: enuf8, 11/8/2012 8:22:23 AM     (No. 8998918)

Bi-polar condition, my foot. Just a way to delay the investigation. Well, maybe an attempted OD. for sympathy. X-DIL tried that about 3 to 4 times per year. Prescribing pills for bi-polar doesn't require months and months of in-patient care.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 11/8/2012 8:25:25 AM     (No. 8998928)

He'll continue to be paid his $187,500 congressional salary, his wife will continue receiving "consulting fees" from his campaign funds and she will continue to be a city councilman. If JJ Jr resigns, she will be appointed as replacement.
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Funny how this story came out the day after the election. Democrats.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/8/2012 8:39:41 AM     (No. 8998969)

Little Jesse, who learned from his father on these matters, already admitted to the use of campaign funds to fly his mistress to D.C. and back from time to time, and said that was not a violation of any congressional rule. And he probably was behind the 5 million dollar bribe offer to governor blago for Zero's seat in the Senate. He also was begging blago to appoint his wife to the lottery board.
And that ain't cheap.
Let's all stand, bow our heads, and thank God for the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which gave us Jr., Alcee Hastings, Charlie Rangel, Sheila Jackson Lee, and the cowgirl from Florida. Only in America...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lydwho, 11/8/2012 8:40:17 AM     (No. 8998975)

Great how the media kept this a secret until after the election.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LadyVet, 11/8/2012 8:42:18 AM     (No. 8998984)

Very end of the article says that the Justice Department refused to "promise" that an indictment would be delayed until after the election. What weasel wording. They did not promise, but lo and behold, the deal is revealed the day after the election. More corruption from Eric Holder's DoJ. He's just protecting "his people."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fritzilou, 11/8/2012 8:43:35 AM     (No. 8998989)

Only crooks get deals

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Reply 9 - Posted by: PeoplesRepublikNY, 11/8/2012 8:47:57 AM     (No. 8998996)

#5, you can add William Jefferson, who likes his cash cold, and the intellectually-challenged Hank Johnson.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Westie64, 11/8/2012 9:02:46 AM     (No. 8999046)

I'm pleased to see that this whole ordeal has been a "nightmare" for the family. I hope they lose a lot of sleep, but I doubt it. What a bunch!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Scribelus, 11/8/2012 9:07:04 AM     (No. 8999054)

JJ, Jr for President, 2016. The sympathy voters will make him a shoo-in.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/8/2012 9:56:45 AM     (No. 8999198)

And I'm sure Sneed's sources contacted her right after the polls closed and not a minute sooner.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 11/8/2012 10:19:59 AM     (No. 8999297)

If young Jesse was a white republican he would have already been kicked out of congress and put in jail. What a world we live in !!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/8/2012 11:27:19 AM     (No. 8999530)

@#4: House members cannot be appointed. They must win an election, but if Jackson`s wife were to `run` she would surely win.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Marzipan, 11/8/2012 11:56:54 AM     (No. 8999643)

Bingo, bingo, bingo. How Mr. Obama won another term. Folks who would vote a congressman who is a certified liar, drug user, mentally disordered, in a rehab,in for another term. Why, what landmark decisions has he passed? What outstanding task has he done for his community? Or is it only because of his daddy? Couldn't be skin color could it?

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