Yesterday Messy Jesse Jr. denied allegations that he asked businessman Raghuveer Nayak to offer former Illinois Gov. Rod “I’m Blacker Than Obama” Blagojevich a 6 millie bribe to take over the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.
Nayak himself did a “runtelldat” to the FBI, saying Jackson spoke to him directly a month before the Obama election and requested the offer be made!
Messy Jr. is doing his part to cover his back so far, issuing a statement yesterday calling Nayak’s allegation “preposterous” and standing by previous statements that while he was interested in the Senate seat, he did not engage in “some improper scheme with anyone.”
Here’s where it gets interesting though. Apparently Nayak can’t be too much of a liar because the part of the story that Messy Jesse Jr. couldn’t deny involves a blonde bikini model named Giovana Huidobro. We figured you’d want to see a picture of her:
See Nayak dropped dime to the FBI that Jesse Jr. brought along a little friend, or as he put it, a ‘social acquaintance,’ to one of their meetings and he purchased plane tickets several times for her to fly from Washington, where she serves as hostess for a restaurant, to Chicago to see Jesse, Jr.
Well — Jesse didn’t deny that part of the story:
“The reference to a social acquaintance is a private and personal matter between me and my wife that was handled some time ago,” Jackson said. “I ask that you respect our privacy.”
Doesn’t he know there is no such thing as privacy in politics? After all, it was the revelation of his “love child” sibling that pretty much crippled his daddy, Jesse Sr.’s credibility.
Meanwhile Jesse’s wife Sandi is standing by her man:
His wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, who also is considering a mayoral run, issued her own statement later Tuesday saying the issue was one her family had been “privately addressing for two years.”
Now that’s some wife! SMH, some folks are never satisfied with a good thing.
Nayak’s allegation that Jackson told him on October 8, 2008, to make the offer to Blagojevich was first reported Tuesday by the Chicago Sun-Times. Sheldon Sorosky, one of Blagojevich’s attorneys, confirmed Nayak’s statements.
Jackson and his wife are among many people considering running for Chicago mayor after Mayor Richard Daley’s surprise announcement earlier this month that he will not seek re-election to a seventh term in February. Any campaign could coincide with a second corruption trial for Blagojevich, after a jury this summer deadlocked on all but one of 24 counts against him, finding him guilty of a less serious charge of lying to the FBI.
Last week, Jackson offered a spirited denial of allegations outlined by prosecutors during Blagojevich’s first trial that Jackson had attended a meeting in which Nayak offered to raise $1 million for Blagojevich’s campaign in exchange for Jackson’s appointment to the Senate.
In his first public comments on the issue since the trial, Jackson said on WLS Radio’s “The Don Wade and Roma Show” on Friday he did meet Nayak and another businessman at a Chicago restaurant in October 2008, but never heard any discussion about a fundraising scheme. He added that he could not participate in the entire conversation because the businessmen switched to a foreign language he didn’t understand.
He also challenged prosecutors.
“I assume that (prosecutors) have no evidence or they should have brought a charge,” he said on the program. “If I’m a conspirator — bring it on. But I can’t possibly be a conspiracy to that which I am not a part of or have no knowledge of.”
SMH at this guy trying to say he didn’t understand Nayak because he was speaking another language! Ho Sit Down Jesse Jr. Ho Sit Down.
C’mon sun. This cat is mad grimey…
If anybody is running for Mayor of Chicago it better be your wife — because she’s the only one in this with a semblance of trustworthiness.