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Jesse Jackson Jr. to resign from House


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U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson is expected to tender his resignation from Congress within the hour, a source close to Jackson said Wednesday.

Jackson will hand in his resignation to House Speaker John Boehner, the source said.

Jackson had planned on a press conference to announce his resignation but not able to bring himself to speak about it, the source said.

The announcement comes after mounting pressure faced by Jackson as federal investigators appeared to widen their ongoing investigation into the congressman’s activities.


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Ghostfacedistiller
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Did he agree to get his disability payments? Amazing how the story of a sitting congressman, son of a "civil rights leader" extoring funds the way he has was just glossed over the last 6 months.





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For the best


I heard he had been suffering from some mental health/depression issues.

Best wishes to him.






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Interception
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Hope he gets better. I don't like seeing anyone going through deep depressions.





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LSURussian
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I wonder what spooked him?





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infantry1026
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He is a Piece of shite like his DAD!





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CarrolltonTiger
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Jackson did no campaigning in the general election but still easily won re-election to his congressional seat on Nov. 6.


Democrats






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Decatur
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I think this resignation might also have something to do with a plea deal





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BamaFan89
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Jackson did no campaigning in the general election but still easily won re-election to his congressional seat on Nov. 6.


Lol wut?






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CarrolltonTiger
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I heard he had been suffering from some mental health/depression issues.


going to jail frequently causes mental health/depression issues just as being in jail helps you find jesus






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Scruffy
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So what's the story? I actually know nothing about his situation.





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I think this resignation might also have something to do with a plea deal


I heard he wouldn't have to serve any time if resigned. Something about election funds I believe?






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He needs free time to prepare his defense, his arse is going to be a convict in the very near future.





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CarrolltonTiger
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I heard he wouldn't have to serve any time if resigned.


Where did you hear that?






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Decatur
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Something about election funds I believe?


yes. $20k to redecorate his home and possibly $40k for a Rolex watch he gave to a lady friend. not sure if he will be spared jail time but he may get a reduction.






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Robot Santa
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So what's the story? I actually know nothing about his situation.



He has apparently been using campaign funds for personal things.






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Tom Selleck
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I wonder what spooked him?


ISWYDT?






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baybeefeetz
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So who gets credit for going after him to make this happen? Holder?








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baybeefeetz
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He has apparently been using campaign funds for personal things.


drugs?






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Where did you hear that?


I don't remember but it was a credible source. It was one of the left leaning news reports on twitter if I remember correctly? Huffington Post, Slate, or DailyBeast which have good sources.



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