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Jesse Jackson Jr. responds to Sun-Times story: "I'm deeply sorry." Denies Nayak allegations.

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Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. this afternoon said he was "deeply sorry," that he "disappointed some supporters," but vowed to stay in office in response to a Chicago Sun-Times article published today that raised questions leveled by a political fund-raiser.
"The allegations about fund-raising and the Senate seat are not new. I've already talked with the authorities about these claims, told them they were false, and no charges have been brought against me," Jackson said in a written statement regarding fund-raiser Raghuveer Nayak. "The very idea of raising millions of dollars for a campaign other than my own is preposterous. My interest in the Senate seat was based on years of public service, which I am proud of, not some improper scheme with anyone. The reference to a social acquaintance is a private and personal matter between me and my wife that was handled some time ago. I ask that you respect our privacy.
"I know I have disappointed some supporters and for that I am deeply sorry. But I remain committed to serving my constituents and fighting on their behalf."
The Sun-Times reported Tuesday that Nayak told authorities that on Oct. 8 of 2008, Jackson directed him to offer then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich $6 million in exchange for a senate seat appointment. Nayak also told authorities Jackson asked him to pay to fly a "social acquaintance" of the congressman to Chicago.

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Last year, the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct said it would hold off on an inquiry into Jackson because of the initial Blagojevich trial. The former governor was convicted of just one of 24 counts, with a jury deadlocked on the remaining ch... Read More

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Do the citizens of Illinois lack the intelligence to see through our “voted for” politicians? Now JJ Jr. Did nothing wrong? Why does the US Attorney question people who do nothing wrong? As far as his “blonde acquaintance” dig a little deeper and I bet you find a few more acquaintances. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Illinois (and possibly the country) will never find a politician we can trust. I guess we have to live with it.

Bessie:
Indite him for what? Allegations? I guess that's all it takes w. some ppl, huh! Some folk are always guilty in the eyes of others, even when they've been proven innocent.

There were all kind of scandals, schemes, suspect deals surrounding Mayor Daley & his cronies, yet where was the talk about inditing him? The whole point in these latest issues involving Jesse Jackson Jr. is to disparage, demonize, & vilify him to the greatest extent possible so that he is soooooo toxic that some will not consider him a viable candidate for Mayor of Chicago. I know the deal!!!

Hey Bessie, what are you smoking, if the feds had something, they would have told us by now, don't believe the hype, the man is innocent!

The investigation should focus on what contracts, jobs, and other goodies have the "Indian" contributors gotten in return for their donations to Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson; their political allies, and Rainbow/PUSH. Follow the money.

Jesse has it all wrong. He didn't disappoint any supporters -- they are all cultural lowlifes who aren't bothered by their whoring heroes or their corrupt politicians -- they just want to get paid off when the ship comes in.

Jackson is an ideological leftist and a race-victim; nothing about whoring around Washington and trying to buy a Senate seat with other people's money will bother his supporters, or even his disgusting wife. She is the Chicago street-version of Hillary: "go ahead and whore around, as long as I get moved up the political ladder on schedule".

Seriously, Patrick Fitzgerald is going to have to pick up the pace a little bit if he's going to work in Chicago...What is he waiting for JJJ to be gift wrapped for him? Is he going to wait until JJJ is sworn in as Mayor before he indicts him???

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