DRUDGE REPORT scoops NATIONAL ENQUIRER bombshell:
Jesse Jackson Love Child -- Mistress Paid in Cash
Filed By Matt Drudge
Spiritual adviser to President Clinton Reverend Jesse
Jackson took his pregnant mistress to an Oval Office meeting at the height
of the Lewinsky Impeachment saga, a stunning new report claims.
Washington will soon be jolted and storm clouds will form over Inauguration
Weekend after a NATIONAL ENQUIRER expose alleges Jesse Jackson fathered a
daughter conceived out of wedlock by a part-time RAINBOW COALITION staffer
who was given $40,000 to relocate to Los Angeles where she now lives in $365,000
multi-bedroom spread and receives a $10,000 a month stipend from Jackson,
it is alleged.
The NEW YORK POST is rushing to splash the story in fresh editions, according
to newspaper sources.
"JESSE JACKSON'S LOVE CHILD" -- the ENQUIRER is planning to blare in its
Page One splash of its January 30 edition.
"A $40,000 moving expense is outragous," one RAINBOW COALITION source tells
The ENQUIRER names the mother, aged 39. It does not name the young miss,
aged 2. A photo of the girl is featured with a blue dot over her face shielding
Clinton administration officials were bracing for yet another photograph,
obtained by the ENQUIRER, which pictures Jesse Jackson, the pregnant mistress,
President Bill Clinton, and RAINBOW COALITION executives smiling in the Oval
The picture was taken on December 3, 1998 -- at the height of the Clinton
"Here was Rev. Jackson counseling Bill Clinton on his infidelity and Jackson's
pregant mistress was smiling along?" asked a publishing source.
Jackson urged Clinton to take a contrite tone in his public explanation of
the Lewinsky affair:
"Keep your eyes open and your mouth shut. And don't panic." "If you respond
with a contrite heart," Jackson told Clinton, "that obligates the public
to respond with mercy."
The ENQUIRER quotes extensively from RAINBOW COALITION insiders and the mistress.
Jesse Jackson's wife is said to be devastated by the alleged long-term affair.
Full text of Jackson's Statement
I am father to a daughter who was born outside of my marriage. As her
mother does, I love this child very much and have assumed responsibility
for her emotional and financial support since she was born.
This is no time for evasions, denials or alibis. I fully accept responsibility
and I am truly sorry for my actions.
My wife, Jackie, and my children have been made aware of the child and it
has been an extremely painful, trying and difficult time for them. I have
asked God and each one of them to forgive me and I thank each of them for
their grace and understanding throughout this period of tribulation. We have
prayed together and through God's grace we have been reconciling.
No doubt, many close friends and supporters will be disappointed in me. I
ask for their forgiveness, understanding and prayers.
I was born of these circumstances and I know the importance of growing up
in a nurturing, supportive and protected environment so I am determined to
give my daughter and her mother the privacy they both deserve.
I will be taking some time off to revive my spirit and reconnect with my
family before I return to my public ministry.
This is a private and family matter and to protect all those I love I will
not discuss it any further beyond this statement.
October 8, 1941
Jesse Louis Burns born.
Takes his stepfather's name. Becomes Jesse Louis Jackson.
Graduates from Sterling High School in Greenville, South Carolina.
Fall 1959-Spring 1960
Attends University of Illinois.
Transfers to North Carolina Agricultural / Technical College.
December 31, 1962
Marries Jacqueline Lavinia Brown.
Becomes a leader of civil rights demonstrations in Greensboro, North Carolina.
June 6, 1963
Arrested in Greensboro for "inciting to riot and disturbing the peace and
dignity of the state."
Graduates from North Carolina A and T.
Enters the Chicago Theological Seminary.
After watching 'Bloody Sunday' on television, Jackson is among thousands
who head to Selma, Alabama. Meets Dr. King; asks him for a job.
Becomes head of Chicago chapter of SCLC's Operation Breadbasket. Launches
first economic boycott.
Jackson among the leaders of King's open housing marches in Chicago.
Summer of 1967
Becomes the national director of Operation Breadbasket.
April 4, 1968
King assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee while there to support striking garbage
June 30, 1968
Jackson becomes an ordained minister.
Resigns from SCLC and starts Operation PUSH.
Jackson and William Singer unseat the Mayor Daley delegate slate at the
Democratic convention in Miami.
Founds PUSH/Excel, a program to encourage inner-city kids in their schoolwork.
Makes controversial visit to Middle East.
Enters the 1984 Democratic presidential race.
In Syria, frees downed U.S. pilot Robert Goodman.
'Hymietown' comments reported; he apologizes.
Founds the National Rainbow Coalition.
With his victory in Michigan, Jackson takes the lead in popular votes and
delegates in the 1988 Democratic presidential primary. Eventually loses to
Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.
Moves to Washington, D.C.
Wins the release of hundreds of foreign nationals being held in Kuwait by
Announces he will not run for President in 1992.
Returns to Operation PUSH in Chicago.
Jackson proposes an initiative to help close the learning gap between black
and white children in part by emphasizing the role of parents. He seeks pledges
from approximately 40,000 black parents to become more involved with their
children's education and plans meetings with school officials from 45 cities.
Jackson visits Kenya as President Clinton's "special envoy for democracy"
and speaks with Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi to promote peaceful national
Jackson returns to Kenya to help defuse ethnic tensions and keep Kenya's
democratic reforms on track.
April 29, 1999
During the Kosovo war, Jackson leaves for Belgrade to negotiate the release
of three U.S. POW's captured on the Macedonia border while patrolling with
a UN peacekeeping unit.
Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic releases the three POW's. After his
meeting with Milosevic, Jackson urges NATO officials and Milosevic to "choose
the bargaining table over the battlefield."