Nearly a quarter-century after the notorious FBI sting that defined his political career, former D.C. mayor and current city councilman Marion Barry claims that the FBI was trying to kill him.
“I just think so, because during the trial the government refused to have that substance tested,” Barry said, referencing the crack cocaine that he was caught smoking in the raid. “I think that’s kind of strange, don't you think?”
Barry sat down with “Power Players” at D.C.’s Carolina Kitchen restaurant to discuss his new memoir, “Mayor for Life,” in which he tells all about the January 18, 1990 sting when Rasheeda Moore, a former romantic acquaintance of Barry’s, worked with the FBI to catch the then-mayor smoking crack cocaine on videotape.
“I wanted to, first of all, tell the truth … the good, the bad, and ugly, but also to educate people, to inspire people,” Barry said of his book.
“That January 18th night, let me just say that one, I shouldn't have gone to the hotel, shouldn'tRead More »from ‘The good, the bad, and the ugly’: Marion Barry claims FBI tried to kill him in crack-smoking sting