Would-be coke dealer and government informant Al Sharpton may help the federal government pick Eric Holder’s successor.
Sharpton’s National Action Network is “engaged in immediate conversations” with the White House,” the organization recently announced.
“The resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder is met with both pride and disappointment by the Civil Rights community,” he said. “We are proud that he has been the best Attorney General on Civil Rights in U.S. history and disappointed because he leaves at a critical time when we need his continued diligence most,” according to Business Insider.
As Infowars.com’s Mikael Thalen reported when it was announced Holder would step down, the AG’s record of abuse is long and sordid. The list includes Fast and Furious, allowing banks to get off the hook for money laundering, and attacking journalists and government whistleblowers.
Sharpton has his own checkered past. In April we reported the Rev. “was ‘flipped’ by FBI agents three months after he was filmed in March 1983 (during a bureau sting) talking cocaine with an undercover agent,” The Smoking Gun reported.
“Sharpton was confronted by FBI agents who showed him the ‘cocaine’ videotape. The panicked reverend agreed – on the spot – to cooperate with federal agents, according to sources familiar with the contents of Sharpton’s FBI informant file.”
He went on to rat out boxing promoter Don King and later wore a wire to record conversations with Mafia boss Joseph “Joe Bana” Buonanno.