WATCH / Report: Obama Unconcerned About Al Sharpton’s Past with the FBI

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Maryland April 7, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Maryland April 7, 2014.
CREDIT: REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE

President Obama isn’t worried about the Rev. Al Sharpton‘s history as an FBI informant with ties to the mafia, his spokesman said, and doesn’t think that the news makes his impending visit to Sharpton’s National Action Network awkward.

“Rev. Sharpton and the National Action Network have made significant contributions to civil rights efforts, and the President looks forward to appearing at the conference,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters during the Wednesday press gaggle.

Sharpton was “rolled” by the FBI after they caught him on tape using his credibility as a civil rights leader to attempt to cut a deal with the mob, according to a former New York State law enforcement official who says he listened to a wiretap of Sharpton’s conversation with crime boss Joseph Pagano.

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SOURCE:  JOEL GEHRKE 
The Washington Times

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