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Rev. Jackson and son file FOIA requests with Secret Service

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and his son, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. expressed outrage over e-mails sent between members of the Secret…

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and his son, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. expressed outrage over e-mails sent between members of the Secret Service, in which the agents reportedly joke about the possible assassination of the elder Jackson and wife, Jacqueline.

The Jacksons filed Freedom of Information requests to obtain the e-mails, the existence of which was disclosed through a discrimination lawsuit filed against the agency by some of its black agents.

Rep. Jackson (D-Ill.) called the e-mails messages "outrageous" and "disturbing."