Former Michael Grimm Fund-Raiser Arraigned in New York

Michael Grimm. (Photo: Facebook)
Michael Grimm. (Photo: Facebook)

A Texas woman arrested by the FBI and charged for allegedly funneling more than $10,000 in illegal contributions to Congressman Michael Grimm’s 2010 campaign was arraigned in federal court this afternoon.

Diana Durand, a close friend of Mr. Grimm–a lawyer for Ms. Durand wouldn’t confirm they had a romantic relationship, though media reports have described her as an ex-girlfriend–appeared briefly in a downtown Brooklyn courtroom, where she did not enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. Continue reading “Former Michael Grimm Fund-Raiser Arraigned in New York”

SNL Piles On Michael Grimm Controversy

A scene from the skit. (screengrab: hulu.com)
A scene from the skit. (screengrab: hulu.com)

Congressman Michael Grimm’s threats have been upstaged by faux-Congresswoman Sheila Kelly.

Saturday Night Live this weekend recreated Mr. Grimm’s now-infamous confrontation, in which the congressman threatened to throw an NY1 reporter off a balcony, in the form of a skit starring actress Melissa McCarthy. Continue reading “SNL Piles On Michael Grimm Controversy”

Jon Stewart says Michael Grimm Was Giving the ‘Traditional Staten Island Goodbye’

Jon Stewart speaking on last night's show. (screengrab: thedailyshow.com)
Jon Stewart speaking on last night’s show. (screengrab: thedailyshow.com)

The Daily Show and its host, Jon Stewart, skewered Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm last night for threatening to throw a NY1 reporter off a balcony after the president’s State of the Union address earlier this week.

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Grimm Calls Reporter to Apologize for Threats

A scene from the confrontation. (screengrab: NY1/YouTube)
A scene from the confrontation. (screengrab: NY1/YouTube)

Congressman Michael Grimm called NY1 reporter Michael Scotto this morning to apologize for threatening to physically injure him after President Obama’s State of the Union address last night.

In an interview, Mr. Scotto told Politicker that Mr. Grimm called him around 10:45 a.m. to make amends for last night’s headline-grabbing eruption. Continue reading “Grimm Calls Reporter to Apologize for Threats”

Democrats Pile on Michael Grimm Controversy

Michael Grimm. (Photo: Facebook)
Michael Grimm. (Photo: Facebook)

Democrats have quickly seized on GOP Congressman Michael Grimm’s latest controversy after he physically threatened a NY 1 reporter during an interview last night.

Both Domenic Recchia, a former councilman challenging Mr. Grimm in this year’s election, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee piled onto Mr. Grimm this morning, releasing statements bashing him for his conduct.

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Bill de Blasio Tells Michael Grimm to Apologize

Michael Grimm. (Photo: Charles Norfleet/Getty)
Michael Grimm. (Photo: Charles Norfleet/Getty)

Mayor Bill de Blasio today called on Congressman Michael Grimm to apologize after the Staten Island lawmaker threatened to physically assault NY1 reporter Michael Scotto during an interview following the president’s State of the Union speech, according to an NY1 transcript of the exchange. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Tells Michael Grimm to Apologize”

Michael Grimm Threatens Reporter During Interview

A scene from the confrontation. (screengrab: NY1/YouTube)
A scene from the confrontation. (screengrab: NY1/YouTube)

Congressman Michael Grimm, reportedly under federal investigation after allegations of illegal campaign fund-raising, blew up at and physically threatened a reporter tonight after the president’s State of the Union speech, according to NY1. Continue reading “Michael Grimm Threatens Reporter During Interview”