Watchwoman on the Wall

Democrat Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 2nd district, Assumed office December 12, 1995

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty federal corruption charges regarding the filling of President Obama's vacant Senate seat and other charges.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced Friday it will continue its investigation into allegations Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. or someone acting on his behalf offered to raise campaign cash for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich in exchange for a Senate appointment in 2008.

The committee also released an initial report from the Office of Congressional Ethics that said there was “probable cause” to believe that Jackson either directed a third party or had knowledge of a third party’s effort to convince the since-convicted Blagojevich to appoint Jackson Jr. in exchange for campaign cash.

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