A lot of people have been trying to paint Jesse Jackson Jr. as being corrupt since it was revealed he was referred to in the Blago indictment. Well it turns out Jackson had actually gone to the feds about Blago’s serious lack of ethics:
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who was cited in a criminal complaint against Rod Blagojevich, went to the U.S. Attorney’s office about alleged wrongdoers, including the Illinois governor, a Jackson spokesman said Tuesday.
Jackson rejected being labeled with the term “informant” in a message to CNN contributor Roland Martin.
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.
It’s amazing what we start finding out once the facts start coming out.