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Rep. Jackson: I did nothing wrong but 'deeply sorry' over 'social acquaintance


U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said Tuesday he is “deeply sorry” for having “disappointed some supporters” regarding his relationship with a female “social acquaintance.”

But the congressman vowed to stay in office in the wake of a Chicago Sun-Times report that a major political fund-raiser has told federal authorities that Jackson directed him to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in return for an appointment for Jackson to the U.S. Senate, to succeed President Obama.


The Sun-Times reported on Tuesday that sources said Nayak told authorities that on Oct. 8, 2008, Jackson directed him to offer Blagojevich $6 million in exchange for the Senate appointment.

Sources said Nayak also told authorities that Jackson asked him to pay to fly a Washington, D.C., restaurant hostess named Giovana Huidobro — described as a “social acquaintance” of the Democratic congressman — to Chicago to visit him. Nayak did so twice, according to the sources.

Jackson didn’t address Nayak’s allegation involving payment for those flights, which could raise ethical questions under the U.S. House of Representatives’ gift ban act.

But Jackson acknowledged knowing Huidobro and that the relationship was something he an his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson, have had to deal with.

“The reference to a social acquaintance is a private and personal matter between me and my wife that was handled some time ago,” Jackson said in his statement. “I ask that you respect our privacy.

Comment: He learned "the shakedown" from Daddy ... also apparently the womanizing!

1 comment:

  1. He wants us to respect his privacy.....sorry, methinks that if he's willing to cheat on his vows to his wife, he'll be willing to cheat on his vows to the Constitution, too.

    Will be interesting to see what happens with the Senate thing.....if it holds, maybe the investigation of Blago won't end with nothing doing after all. I've been thinking that it was "providentially" ended for Jackson, Daley, and yes, Obama--that is, torpedoed by a mole talking to the Trib right before the names got interesting.


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