WASHINGTON – Last night on PoliticsNation, MSNBC news anchor Reverend Al Sharpton grilled Attorney General Eric Holder on everything from Fast and Furious to racism. Following is a transcript of that interview: AL SHARPTON: Welcome Mr. Secretary General of Defense. It’s a pleasure to sponsor you on my show. ERIC HOLDER: Thank you. It’s a pleasure being here. AL SHARPTON: I’m going to start off the show by saying two words and I want to get your response. ERIC HOLDER: Sure. AL SHARPTON: Racism.

NEW YORK – In her first interview since stepping down as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton appeared on MSNBC’s Politics Nation with host Al Sharpton. Following is a transcript of their conversation. AL SHARPTON: I want to extend my welcome mat to the gracious Madam of the Secretaries, Hillary Ramrod Clinton. HILLARY: Thank you, Mr. Sharpton. AL SHARPTON: You may call me Reverend. HILLARY: Of course, Reverend. AL SHARPTON: I’ve been told you have a knot in your head. HILLARY: Well, a few months ago I had a blood clot. AL SHARPTON: Inside your head? HILLARY: Yes. AL SHARPTON: Ow! That can’t be good.

In March of 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared on MSNBC with Reverend Al Sharpton to discuss the turmoil in Ukraine. Following is a transcript of that interview which originally aired on MSNBC’s, PoliticsNation. AL SHARPTON: My guest tonight is the leader of the Soviet’s Union, Bladimir Putin. He joins us via satellite from the country of Russia. Welcome to my show, Mr. Leader. VLADIMIR PUTIN: (nods) SHARPTON: I should inform you upfront that since I’m host of my own news show on MSNBC I’m expectated to ask the tough questions. I’m also an African American man of color. Shall we proceed? PUTIN: (nods) SHARPTON: Mr. Leader, you are in the headlines on a daily basis. Last summer you rescued our commander of chiefs from a debarnacle in Cereal and recently you hosted the game of Olympics in your country. Now there is a Ukrainium outbreak of revolution in Clamitia and President Obama has sort of given you an ultramaiden. What say you? PUTIN: If people in Ukraine have chlamydia it’s because they not use rubbers.

NEW YORK – In a move to build on its reputation for diversity and equality, MSNBC placed civil rights activist and opportunist Al Sharpton at the helm of his own news show in 2011. In a surprising moment of candor last month, MSNBC president Phil Griffin confirmed that the African American host of PoliticsNation at 6 pm is indeed illiterate. “We are proud to have, not just an illiterate, but an illiterate black man,” Griffin said in a teleconference with reporters. “What other network can claim a distinction of that caliber? The only way we could top that is if he were also a Muslim quadriplegic who’d been date raped at an Ivy League school.”