Rep. Jackson expects to be cleared in ethics probe

AP News

10/30/2011 10:47:02 AM - AP News
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. says he'll be "vindicated" in a U.S. House Ethics Committee probe.The committee is investigating whether Jackson, or someone on his behalf, offered to raise funds for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) in return for an appointment to the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.Jackson spoke Saturday at a dinner for the Kankakee County NAACP. During the address the Democrat said he believes in the American system of justice and believes he'll be cleared.Blagojevich was convicted in June of a wide range of corruption charges, including trying to sell the Senate seat. He's awaiting sentencing.Jackson has acknowledged he was "Senate Candidate A" in the Blagojevich criminal complaint, one of several candidates whom authorities say the former governor considered for the Senate seat.