Aptly-named member of Congress Michael Grimm has turned himself into the FBI today and was arrested on Federal criminal charges, which have not been made public. Says his lawyer, William McGinley:
“We are disappointed by the government’s decision, but hardly surprised.
Us too. Dude looks shifty. And he also threatened to break a reporter in half, “like a boy.” Perhaps the FBI found some halved-boys lying about. Mystery solved!
From the beginning, the government has pursued a politically driven vendetta against Congressman Grimm and not an independent search for the truth,” McGinley said.
When you have clientele like Grimm, you probably have a speech like this memorized, or at least a photocopied stack of them by the front door? We’ll got with that.
“Congressman Grimm asserts his innocence of any wrongdoing. When the dust settles, he will be vindicated.”
Of course he will. But what has he been accused of doing, of which he is innocent until proven guilty? I’m going with halved-boys for now. Just as a reminder:
UPDATE 1 Looks like I was wrong about the broken-in-two boys (Politico):
NEW YORK — Rep. Michael Grimm was hit with a 20-count federal indictment on Monday, including allegations that he skimmed more than $1 million from a restaurant he owned before he came to Congress.
The indictment unveiled by Lynch includes a long list of criminal charges, including mail and wire fraud, filing false tax returns, health care fraud, hiring undocumented workers, perjury and obstruction.