• When Al Sharpton Is Not Paying His $4.5 Million Tax Bill, He’s Holding Secret Meetings With Obama

    While tensions are rising higher by the day in Ferguson, Missouri ahead of a grand jury decision whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, it is being reported that “behind the scenes” Al Sharpton “has consulted with the president on matters of race and civil rights,” including future Ferguson protests.

    Sharpton was also “among a small group at the White House when Mr. Obama announced his nomination of Loretta E. Lynch, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, to become the next attorney general,” The New York Times reports.

    The Times also revealed that MSNBC’s primetime race-baitier owes more than $4.5 million in back taxes and has “regularly sidestepped” his public debts. National Action Network, Sharpton’s nonprofit political advocacy organization, has failed to pay federal payroll taxes for years, and has “repeatedly failed” to pay debts owed for travel and living arrangements.

    Mr. Sharpton’s newly found insider status represents a potential financial boon for him, furnishing him with new credibility and a surge in donations. His politician-heavy birthday party, at one of New York City’s most expensive restaurants, was billed as a fund-raiser to help his organization. Mr. Obama also spoke at the organization’s convention in April, its primary fund-raising event.

    The Treasury’s inspector general describes Sharpton’s financial decisions as “‘abusive’ or ‘potentially criminal’ if the failure to turn over or collect taxes is willful.’”

    FLASHBACK: Watch Surge’s Jason Mattera confront Al Sharpton over his long history of racial demagoguery:

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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