Hugo Floriani, Investigative Reporter
Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s political career is circling the drain, as the thin veneer of his credibility as a lawmaker continues to erode.
The former Co-Chair of the Obama Presidential Campaign in 2008 became entangled in the saga of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s effort to sell the vacated U.S. Senate seat of Obama.
Then, suddenly, he disappeared from the national stage to undergo medical treatment for a mental disorder. (Just a coincidence, of course.)
Now, it’s been reported in the Sun Times that J.J., Jr. is being investigated by the feds for “suspicious activity in the South Shore congressman’s finances related to his House seat and the possibility of inappropriate expenditures”.
The federal “probe” was reportedly active before J.J. Jr. vanished and sought medical treatment.
We’ve all seen these “investigations” before, haven’t we?
(Raise your hand if you think Eric Holder’s Department of Selective Justice would ever indict J.J., Jr.)
So we know where these “investigations” typically go – down the bottomless rabbit hole.
(And we know where Congressional investigations go, too; e.g. Cong. Charlie Rangel.)
Nevertheless, at Illinois PaytoPlay we’ll watch what happens.