Hostess Gift

The Chicagogate Scandal is getting richer.
Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) is the anonymous "Senate Candidate #5" whose emissaries Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich reportedly claimed offered up to a million dollars to name him to the U.S. Senate, federal law enforcement sources tell ABC News.
One million bucks! Small potatoes for the Jackson family, which learned long ago that money and politics do certainly mix.
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The politician says he is not a target of the Blagojevich investigation.
Of course he isn't a target. What possible interest could they have in word of a million dollar bribe? Nope, ol' junior is just busy restoring people's faith in the system!
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."
Think of it as a hostess gift - a simple courtesy.
Jackson Jr. said this morning he was contacted yesterday by federal prosecutors in Chicago who he said "asked me to come in and share with them my insights and thoughts about the selection process." Jackson Jr. said "I don't know" when asked if he was Candidate #5, but said he was told "I am not a target of this investigation." Jackson Jr. said he agreed to talk with federal investigators "as quickly as possible" after he consults with a lawyer.
Ah, but we know he's done that already. Which would explain why Jackson is being so... forthcoming.