MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton was once a paid informant for the FBI, according to a lengthy investigation by The Smoking Gun. Documents unearthed by the website show that Sharpton was once known as FBI asset CI-7, who aided the federal agency as part of a task force fighting organized crime. His targets included the Genovese family, the most powerful mafia family operating in the country.
Sharpton worked alongside agents of the FBI and the NYPD, beginning in the 1980s and for years after, according to hundreds of pages of sworn affidavits that TSG obtained by way of Freedom of Information requests, court records and interviews with other agents of the so-called “Genovese squad.”
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