Have you seen this man? When we checked in on Jesse Jackson Jr. yesterday, well scratch that. We didn't really check-in per se—we alerted you to the fact that Jackson had checked out of the Mayo Clinic and their spokesman Nick Hanson said: "I don’t know where he is." Jackson Jr. had been receiving treatment for bipolar disorder there.
We thought that there was a possibility he was going to show up in Washington since the House of Representatives was set to convene yesterday evening. Well, he wasn't there either. "The congressman's Washington-based spokesman Frank Watkins said Jackson had not checked into his Washington office," reports Sarah Burnett of the AP, who added, "And two of Jackson's Illinois colleagues in the Black Congressional Caucus — Reps. Danny Davis and Bobby Rush — said through spokeswomen that they had not heard from him." And it gets even more puzzling as his father, Jesse Jackson, has told some media outlets that he's still actually at The Mayo Clinic, according to Burnett. That means that someone's lying. Jackson's disappearance coincides with an ongoing federal probe into allegations of misusing campaign funds to decorate his house, an alleged plea deal for said campaign funds, and just yesterday the Huffington Post reported that the campaign finances probe was expanded to include his wife Sandi.
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