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Feds question congressman Jackson about Obama's seat

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U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson was recently questioned by federal authorities in connection with the Blagojevich investigation, the Sun-Times reports today.
Today's story also details the feds' efforts to step up this part of their investigation, issuing a new round of subpoenas to witnesses and for evidence involving this part of the investigation.
Jackson last year held a news conference to denounce then-Gov.Blagojevich after the former governor's arrest. Jackson said his involvement in seeking President Obama's vacant senate seat was above board.
But Jackson wasn't answering any questions yesterday about his talk with the feds. Calls to his office and attorney left since last week were not returned.
His father and wife commented for our article, but neither the congressman, nor his spokesman, would comment. Jackson was referred to as Candidate A in a corruption indictment returned Thursday against Blagojevich. The ex-Gov. believed he would be paid $1.5 million in exchange for appointing Jackson to the Senate seat, according to charges. Jackson was not accused with wrongdoing.

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