Blago Trial Update: ‘Jesse Jackson Jr. Knew About $1Million Bribe’

July 8, 2010

Here’s a bombshell from today’s chapter of the Blago trial:

A supporter of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. told the Democratic congressman in 2008 that he would raise $1 million in return for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich naming Jackson to the U.S. Senate, a federal prosecutor said today.

The allegation, made on a busy day at Blagojevich’s federal corruption trial, was the first time authorities publicly suggested Jackson was aware of efforts by his allies to swap campaign cash for his appointment to the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

Luckily for Jesse Jacko Jr, he belongs to a party that doesn’t frown upon this sort of thing.

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