Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill, has been out of the public eye for months as he receives treatment for bipolar disorder. But Monday, The Daily found him outside of his Washington home, smoking a cigar, and spoke to the lawmaker -- the first time he's talked to press since taking a leave of absence from Congress early this summer:
Jackson has had a rough few days. Gawker reported that he was seen out drinking at the same bar two nights in a row recently, with a different woman each night. And the Wall Street Journal reported that he's the subject of a criminal probe.
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