Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Grimm fraudster: Indicting one of the GOP's leading bullies

By Michael J.W. Stickings

You probably remember Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY -- Staten Island, to be precise) as the guy who threatened violence (murder, perhaps) against a reporter earlier this year. While the media insisted on giving him a platform as a national security "expert" (he was on CNN talking about MH370, fitting in nicely with that network's, and specifically host Don Lemon's, atrocious coverage of that story), he's basically just a violent thug, a goon even by Republican standards. And now he's facing justice:

The FBI arrested New York Congressman Michael Grimm -- a former FBI agent -- on fraud and perjury charges today and then ripped into him for dishonoring the FBI code.

Grimm, a Republican from New York City's borough of Staten Island, surrendered to the FBI this morning. After taking him into custody FBI Assistant Director George Venizelos issued a scathing assessment of Grimm.

"As a former FBI agent, Representative Grimm should understand the motto: fidelity, bravery, and integrity. Yet he broke our credo at nearly every turn. In this twenty-count indictment, Representative Grimm lived by a new motto: fraud, perjury, and obstruction," Venizelos said...

Grimm, 44, a former Marine as well as an ex-FBI agent, was indicted on charges of fraud, perjury and obstruction.

To say the least, he's an embarrassment to the FBI, the Marines, Congress, and his constituents. Hopefully he gets what he deserves.

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