The media thinks that they have uncovered who turned in the Gov. of Illinois. According to media reports, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., was cited in a criminal complaint against Rod Blagojevich. The complaint went to the U.S. Attorney’s office about alleged wrongdoers, including the Illinois governor according to a Jackson spokesman.
According to the reports, Jesse Jackson Jr. reported in 2006 in what he believed was a shakedown by the Illinois governor.
Spokesman Kenneth Edmonds described Jackson’s interaction with federal authorities this way: “As a responsible citizen and elected official, Congressman Jackson has in the past provided information to federal authorities regarding his personal knowledge of perceived corruption and governmental misconduct.
“This was completely unrelated to the current investigation regarding the U.S. Senate appointment. And it is absolutely inaccurate to describe the congressman as an informant,” Edmonds said in a written statement.
In addition, two sources close to Jackson told CNN that, in 2002, Blagojevich — then running for governor of Illinois — solicited a $25,000 campaign donation from Jackson, which he did not get.
At the time, Jackson’s wife, Sandi, was a candidate for the job of director of the state’s Lottery Commission, a post she did not win, the sources said. After Blagojevich took office, in early 2003, he told Jackson something to the effect of, “You see what $25,000 would have done?” the sources said.
This sounds good to the rest of you, but, I have to tell you that I believe that there were probably other people besides Jackson ratting out the Ill. Gov. You see, I live in Illinois and since Blagojevich was elected to his Gov. spot, there has been not much more said about him in the news besides who he has ticked off and who wants him impeached. It’s like he’s a serial tickeroffer, if there is such a thing. A politician who believes that he can rule others by making enemies and lying.
And if you think it’s our fault as Ill. voters voting him in, think again. We voted him in largely because of distrust for Republicans as our last Gov. a republican, sits in prison because he took bribes.
Why do we even need a Governor in Illinois anyway?
To keep the peace between the Chicago people and the downstate people?