The U.S. House Ethics Committee plans to continue investigating whether Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. tried to pay his way into the U.S. Senate. The committee announced Friday there's probable cause to see if Jackson directed or knew about a plan to raise money for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in 2008.

In exchange for the money, Blagojevich would have allegedly named Jackson as President Obama's replacement in the U.S. Senate. Jackson says he expects to be vindicated. Blagojevich faces sentencing next week for corruption.