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
"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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