Sharpton Defends His Cooperation With The Feds

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April 08, 2014 AT 8:03 AM
Al Sharpton says a report that he spied on New York Mafia figures for the FBI in the 1980s is old news and that he's not a rat. At a news conference at his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem he said, "I'm a cat because I chase rats. I'm not a mobster; I'm a preacher." Sharpton was responding to a story on website The Smoking Gun that said he had recorded conversations with mobsters while working with a police-FBI task force.