The feds are probing Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) for allegedly suspicious activity involving the lawmaker's finances related to his House seat, and the possibility of inappropriate spending. The investigation was underway in the weeks before Jackson took medical leave from Congress in June to seek treatment for bipolar disorder. Jackson's attorney's would not comment.
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