It looks like Jesse Jackson Jr. was telling the truth when he said he had no involvement in Blago’s plan to sell Obama’s Senate seat. He had not only informed on Blago in the past, but he also refused to pay to get his wife installed on a lottery board.

ABC7 has learned that since late last summer, the congressman has worked with federal prosecutors, informing on an alleged Blagojevich administration scheme two and half years earlier.

The meeting in June of 2006 at a Gold Coast hotel included Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Blagojevich fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko.

The topic was a proposed third airport at Peotone, Jackson’s pet project which needed more state money. Rezko allegedly demanded that the governor be given control of the airport’s board. Jackson refused and state support for the project stopped.

Then last summer, weeks after Rezko was found guilty of un-related corruption, the U.S. Attorney’s Office interviewed the congressman as a possible witness against the governor in the Peotone matter.

And sources tell ABC7 that Jackson has been in regular contact with the feds and has told the government that in 2003 Blagojevich denied the congressman’s wife Sandi an appointment as Illinois lottery director because Jackson would not donate $25,000 to the governor’s campaign fund.

That to me, sounds pretty exculpatory. Why would Junior inform on the Feds, refuse to pay-for-play to get his wife a plum job, then knowing the Feds were looking at Blago, try to buy the Senate seat that used to be filled by the next President of the United States?

Look, I know he ain’t that crazy. Maybe I’m wrong, but I doubt it.

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