Jesse Jackson Jr., longtime Barack Obama friend and supporter, proves once again that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree:
Chicago Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is the anonymous "Senate Candidate No. 5" whose emissaries Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reportedly offered up to $1 million to name him to the U.S. Senate, federal law enforcement sources tell ABC News.
According to the FBI affidavit in the case, Blagojevich "stated he might be able to cut a deal with Senate Candidate 5 that provided Rod Blagojevich" with something "tangible up front."
Jackson said this morning he was contacted Tuesday by federal prosecutors in Chicago whom he said "asked me to come in and share with them my insights and thoughts about the selection process."
Jackson said, "I don't know" when asked whether he was Candidate No. 5, but said he was told "I am not a target of this investigation."
Jackson said he agreed to talk with federal investigators "as quickly as possible" after he consulted with a lawyer.
As many conservatives have ably noted over the years the Rev. Jesse Jackson has long been a scam artist. Whether it's lying about Martin Luther King Jr. dying in his hands, playing the race card to shake down individuals and corporations or fathering a child out of wedlock (amongst other dirty deeds), Jesse Jackson has always been an opportunist and a liar. When it comes to doing whatever it takes for personal gain, Jesse Jackson takes the cake....good to see that his son was paying attention.