No House Ethics hearing for Jesse Jackson Jr.

November 17, 2010 6:28:11 AM PST
Federal officials say no U.S. House Ethics Committee hearing of Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will take place at this time because of concerns that it could interfere with a criminal investigation.

The ethics panel is investigating whether Jackson, or someone acting on his behalf, offered to raise funds for ousted governor Rod Blagojevich in return for an appointment to the President Obama's Senate seat.

The U.S. Dept. of Justice had requested the committee to take no action.