Confidential Informant Al Sharpton “I am not a Rat, I am a CAT”

Rev. Al is under the smoking gun just days after the political website  let the cat out the bag naming him as alleged, FBI’s confidential Informant #7.

Rev. Al Sharpton admitted he allowed recorded conversations with the Mob but says he was never told he was an informant.  Ok now Rev. Al, how can you agree to wear a bug but not know that you were an informant.  But I still love you Chile and I ain’t mad at you for doing what you had to do to stay alive!

“In my own mind, I was not an informant,” Sharpton said at a Tuesday news conference. “I was cooperating with investigations.”

He defended all his work with the FBI.

“I’ve done a lot of things in life – some that if I could do again I would do differently,” Sharpton said. “But in this situation, I did what was right.”

Allegedly, Sharpton became an informant after he was caught on tape with a drug kingpin discussing cocaine deals, and the feds threatened him with charges unless he flipped and snitched on Mafia acquaintances, according to The Smoking Gun. In an interview with the Daily News on Monday, Sharpton disputed much of the report, saying he turned to authorities after receiving threats from Gambino family member Joseph (Joe Bana) Buonanno and others.

For four years in the 1980s, Sharpton secretly assisted a joint FBI-NYPD task force known as the “Genovese squad,” The Smoking Gun website disclosed.

Sharpton’s role as an FBI informant was first disclosed in 1988 — but The Smoking Gun obtained hundreds of pages of secret court filings and FBI memos that provide stunning new details of his cooperation. The documents depict Sharpton operating easily in an underworld of violence and corruption, helping the feds collect essential information.

“Sharpton’s cooperation was fraught with danger since the FBI’s principal targets were leaders of the Genovese crime family, the country’s largest and most feared Mafia outfit,” said the report by writer William Bastone.

In an interview Monday with the Daily News, Sharpton acknowledged assisting the FBI beginning in 1983, but he denied he was an informant and disputed much of The Smoking Gun’s report.

The revelations come as Sharpton’s National Action Network holds a convention in New York this week that will feature speeches by Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday and President Obama on Friday. The White House had no immediate comment on The Smoking Gun report.

As for calling him a rat, Rev. Al Sharpton has this response to his haters:

As WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane reported, Sharpton’s paying a price with what he says is an old chapter in his life story being replayed across the front pages, with tabloid headlines including “Rev. Rat.”

“I was not and am not a rat, because I wasn’t with the rats. I’m a cat. I chased rats,” Sharpton said Tuesday.