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    Rep. Michael Grimm Physically Threatens a NY1 Reporter

    Rep. Michael Grimm Physically Threatens a NY1 Reporter

    By SARAH WHEATON JAN. 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Footage showed Representative Michael G. Grimm physically threatening a reporter in the Capitol, shining a harsh light on the embattled Staten Island Republican in the hours after President Obama’s State of the Union address here on Tuesday.

    Mr. Grimm can be heard telling Michael Scotto, a reporter for NY1, “I’ll break you in half” in footage broadcast by the network. Moments earlier, Mr. Grimm had walked away from an interview when Mr. Scotto began asking him questions about allegations of campaign finance violations.


    According to a transcript provided by NY1, Mr. Grimm also threatened to throw Mr. Scotto off a balcony.


    Mr. Grimm issued a statement late Tuesday evening: “I was extremely annoyed because I was doing NY1 a favor by rushing to do their interview first in lieu of several other requests.

    The reporter knew that I was in a hurry and was only there to comment on the State of the Union, but insisted on taking a disrespectful and cheap shot at the end of the interview, because I did not have time to speak off-topic.

    I verbally took the reporter to task and told him off, because I expect a certain level of professionalism and respect, especially when I go out of my way to do that reporter a favor.

    I doubt that I am the first member of Congress to tell off a reporter, and I am sure I won’t be the last.”


    This month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Diana K. Durand, a fund-raiser for Mr. Grimm, on charges that she illegally funneled more than $10,000 into his campaign.

    Mr. Grimm has also faced an ongoing federal investigation into accusations that he or his campaign illegally solicited money from foreign donors.


    Calling Mr. Grimm’s behavior “unacceptable,” NY1’s political director, Bob Hardt, demanded a full apology from the lawmaker.


    “It is extremely disturbing when anyone threatens one of our reporters — let alone a U.S. Congressman,” Mr. Hardt said ina series of messages on Twitter.


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    Rep. Michael Grimm, Most Corrupt


    Federal investigators are probing whether a crooked fundraiser helped Rep. Michael Grimm raise illegal funds in 2010 in exchange for the candidate’s promise to help him obtain a green card.

    The New York Republican enlisted a well-connected Israeli citizen, Ofer Biton, during his 2010 campaign. Mr. Biton allegedly helped then-candidate Grimm solicit large sums from donors, including several businessmen involved in the pornography industry, frequently breaking campaign contribution limits in the process, all in the hope that — once in office — Rep. Grimm would help him procure a green card.


    Rep. Grimm also violated House rules by including footage from floor proceedings in a fundraising e-mail to promote his reelection campaign.


    • Two-term member of Congress representing New York’s 11th district
    • Under investigation by the FBI, the House Ethics Committee, and possibly the Federal Election Commission for running an illegal fundraising ring during his 2010 campaign
    • Previously named to CREW’s Most Corrupt in 2011 and 2012
    • One of four members from New York named in CREW’s Most Corrupt


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    Watch Rep. Mike Grimm Threaten Reporter He'd Throw Him Off Balcony, Break Him In Half 'Like A Boy'

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    Republican House Representative Michael Grimm sure knows how to knock Obama’s State of the Union speech out of the news cycle – just threaten a reporter with physical harm while he’s on camera!

    Apparently Grimm didn’t appreciate NY1 political reporter Michael Scotto attempting to ask him questions about a campaign finance scandal he’d been dealing with since 2012. After walking away, he came back and verbally abused Scotto, saying he’d throw him off the balcony, and finished up saying, “I’ll break you in half. Like a boy!”

    Grimm later released this statement trying to explain why he got so upset, but not apologizing for the outburst:

    I was extremely annoyed because I was doing NY1 a favor by rushing to do their interview first in lieu of several other requests. The reporter knew that I was in a hurry and was only there to comment on the State of the Union, but insisted on taking a disrespectful and cheap shot at the end of the interview, because I did not have time to speak off-topic. I verbally took the reporter to task and told him off, because I expect a certain level of professionalism and respect, especially when I go out of my way to do that reporter a favor. I doubt that I am the first member of Congress to tell off a reporter, and I am sure I won’t be the last.

    Now that’s how you handle an unruly reporter!

    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/01/111566-watch-rep-mike-grimm-threaten-reporter-hed-throw-balcony-break-half-like-boy/


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    WASHINGTON -- A reporter who was physically threatened by a member of Congress while conducting an interview after Tuesday night's State of the Union address says he has no plans to press charges. . .
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    Grimm is a worthless liberal RINO who supports amnesty for illegals. Good riddance!
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