Race baiter and hustler extraordinaire Al Sharpton has a darker side it seems. Not only does he earn a living pushing hate between the races for a living, but also worked as an FBI "snitch" back in the 1980s. How shocking! The "good reverend" Sharpton has been involved in numerous controversies, most notably for "championing" (screaming really) the 1987 case of Tawana Brawley, a black teen who falsely accused six white males of raping her. In years past, Sharpton has also used slurs against gays and Jews. 

In 2011, he joined MSNBC as a commentator and had become a friend and close-but-informal adviser for President Obama. Anyone really surprised with that?

During the 1980s, Sharpton was known to the FBI as "CI-7," an informant who associated with members of New York's five mafia families. If I were the good reverend, I'd have somebody else start my car for the next year.

But who says a hustler can't change his spots? The former mob snitch has become a regular in the White House, where he has met with the 44th president in the East Room, the Roosevelt Room, and the Oval Office. He has also attended Obama Christmas parties, speeches, policy announcements, and even watched the Super Bowl with the First Family (an evening the man has called "one of the highlights of my life"). During these gatherings, he has mingled with cabinet members, top Obama aides, military leaders, business executives, and members of Congress. His former confederates were a decidedly dicier lot: ex-convicts, extortionists, heroin traffickers, and mob henchmen.

The man's surreptitious recordings, FBI records show, aided his government handlers in the successful targeting of powerful Mafia figures with nicknames like Benny Eggs, Chin, Fritzy, Corky, and Baldy Dom.

I swear, the more information that comes out of Washington just gets better and better doesn't it? No wonder the entire world looks down on the United States right now, what with characters like Sharpton, oh, excuse me, I mean informant "CI-7," as advisers to our beloved president.

The ex-informant has been one of Obama's most unwavering backers, a cheerleader who has nightly bludgeoned the president's Republican opponents in televised broadsides. For his part, Obama has sought the man's counsel, embraced him publicly, and saluted his "commitment to fight injustice and inequality." The president has even commented favorably on his friend's svelte figure, the physical manifestation of a rehabilitation effort that coincided with Obama's ascension to the White House. This radical makeover has brought the man wealth, a daily TV show, bespoke suits, a luxury Upper West Side apartment, and a spot on best seller lists.

Let's not forget about the hottie girlfriend half his age! Sharpton became an informant after he was caught on tape with a drug kingpin discussing cocaine deals; after the feds threatened him with charges, unless he flipped and snitched on Mafia acquaintances. He fits right in with the rest of the thugs Obama has in his administration.

Helluva guy, huh?

H/T The Smoking Gun

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