The Rev. Al Sharpton's credibility is shot, now that the daughter of chokehold victim Eric Garner has said the civil-rights activist is motivated by money, according to the founder of the Project Veritas, which released a video of the complaint.
And James O'Keefe says he's now asking President Barack Obama, who's relied on Sharpton as a civil-rights adviser, to cut all ties with him.
"How does [Sharpton] survive this? How does he maintain any remaining credibility?" O'Keefe said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
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Erica Snipes spoke about Sharpton during a secretly recorded conversation with an investigator from the conservative watchdog group, who posed as a Garner supporter at a protest last month.
"You think Al Sharpton is kind of like a crook in a sense?" the investigator asked Garner's oldest daughter.
"He's about this," Snipes said, rubbing her fingers together as if handling money.
Snipes, whose black father died after a white New York City cop placed a chokehold on him, also complained that a director in Sharpton's National Action Network, Cynthia Davis, criticized her for handing out street fliers about her dad's case that did not include NAN’s logo.
"Apparently what happened was National Action Network, which is the group that Erica Garner's talking about, took advantage of her … they started a brand new foundation in conjunction with Eric Garner," O'Keefe said.
"Some family members we spoke to did not, even off the record … want to say anything about Mr. Sharpton because they feared retaliation."
O'Keefe said he tweeted Obama, telling the president, "Your move."
"I mean, [Sharpton has] been over [to the White House] how many times? A few dozen times? He's working with [Attorney General] Eric Holder and the Justice Department," he said.
"These things have to be accounted for. People say, well everyone already knows this to be true, James, what's the point of exposing it? Well, it matters when you get it on videotape, on the record [with] victim's families, that matters."
In December, a New York grand jury declined to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Garner, 43, whose fatal altercation with police on Staten Island was recorded on video by a bystander. That led to massive protests in New York and other cities.
It marked the second round of nationwide rallies after a Missouri grand jury refused to indict white Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson.
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