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Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves Mayo Clinic again

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., in October 2011.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has left the Mayo Clinic, where he had been receiving treatment for bipolar depression.

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

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


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 "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 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 D.C. 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.