Jackson Jr. Says He's Clean of Blago's Dirt

Congressman cooperating with House ethics probe
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2009 2:54 PM CDT
This photo taken March 31, 2009 shows Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill. on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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(Newser) – Jesse Jackson Jr. said today he is fully cooperating with a probe by a House ethics panel into his relationship with Rod Blagojevich, the Hill reports. "As I said when the Blagojevich scandal first broke back in December, I have done nothing wrong and reject pay-to-play politics," the congressman said in a statement. He expressed confidence “the new ethics office will be able to conduct a fair and expeditious review and dismiss this matter."