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Jackson Jr. Leaves Mayo



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    WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 01: Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) talks with reporters after a House Democratic caucus meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol August 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate will possibly vote today on an agreement to extend the federal debt limit and enact spending cuts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Update: A source tells NBC 5 that even though Congressman Jesse Jackson is no longer a patient at the Mayo Clinic, he has not left Rochester, Minnesota where the clinic is located.  

    Jackson continue to get treatment at the hospital as an outpatient. 

    Mayo Clinic spokesman Nick Hanson confirmed to NBC Chicago that Jackson Jr. was no longer a patient at the Rochester, Minnesota hospital earlier Tuesday. 

    Jackson Jr. spokesman Frank Watkins, who is located in Washington D.C., said he wasn't aware the congressman had left the clinic.  

    "I know nothing," Watkins said. "I was informed by the Trib." The Chicago Tribune reported that Jackson Jr. had left the clinic at around 11:00 a.m. 

    This was the congressman's second stint at the famed hospital. He spent much of July at the clinic after receiving a diagnosis for poor mental health. He returned to the clinic weeks before he was reelected to office in the 2nd district, after he was spotted at a D.C. brew pub with other women. 

    Press began to camp out in front of his DC home after the incident and he retreated to the hospital. 

    Jackson reportedly has been working on a plea deal with federal investigators looking.

    Watkins said he knew nothing about that, either. 

    "If it's going on, it's away from this office," Watkins said about the plea deal.