Ethics panel to probe embattled Rep. Michael Grimm
May 23rd, 2014
02:48 PM ET
3 months ago

Ethics panel to probe embattled Rep. Michael Grimm

(CNN) – The House Ethics Committee will formally investigate whether Rep. Michael Grimm violated any of its rules.

But the panel said it would defer its action for now at the request of the Justice Department, which is prosecuting the New York Republican.

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GOP sources: Republicans considering withdrawing support for Grimm re-election
April 29th, 2014
01:45 PM ET
4 months ago

GOP sources: Republicans considering withdrawing support for Grimm re-election

Washington (CNN) – Republican Party leaders are considering withdrawing financial and strategic support for Rep. Michael Grimm's re-election bid, GOP sources familiar with the discussions told CNN.

Grimm, a two-term Republican representing New York's 11th Congressional District, is the only GOP congressman from New York City and even before he was indicted Monday on 20 counts of fraud, he was facing a tough campaign to win a third term.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Michael Grimm • New York • Republican Party
Grimm: 'I'm not taking a leave of absence'
April 29th, 2014
01:10 PM ET
4 months ago

Grimm: 'I'm not taking a leave of absence'

Washington (CNN) – One day after being indicted for various charges in a New York federal court, Rep. Michael Grimm returned to Capitol Hill and pledged to stay there.

"I'm back to work doing what the people pay me to do: represent them. So that's what's gonna continue going forward," the New York Republican told CNN.
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Filed under: Congress • House • John Boehner • Michael Grimm
April 29th, 2014
10:03 AM ET
4 months ago

Inside Politics Speed Read: Democrats' 'wrong track' blues, Grimm's defiance and John Kerry's apartheid apology

Democrats have “wrong track” blues heading into November: A Washington/Post ABC News poll out Tuesday morning shows a dip in support for President Obama. Just 41% of registered voters approve of his job performance.

The number can’t be good news for Democrats, who control the White House and the Senate.

The main question of 2014 will be whether they can hold on to the Senate. Democrats must defend seats held by senators in eight states won by Mitt Romney in 2012..

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Filed under: 2014 • John Kerry • Michael Grimm
April 28th, 2014
12:05 PM ET
4 months ago

Grimm arrest makes re-election tougher

Updated at 4:00pm ET, 4/28/2014

(CNN) - He already faced a tough re-election this year, but things are now even tougher for Republican Rep. Michael Grimm. And national Democrats are pouncing.

The two-term Republican, who represents New York's 11th Congressional District, entered a not guilty plea Monday in federal court in Brooklyn to various charges that include mail fraud and hiring undocumented workers, according to an unsealed indictment.

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April 25th, 2014
04:40 PM ET
4 months ago

Feds close to filing charges against Rep. Michael Grimm, officials say

(CNN) – Federal prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against Rep. Michael Grimm, capping a two-year FBI investigation that ranges from his business dealings to his first campaign for Congress in 2010, U.S. officials briefed on the matter said.

In recent months, public attention has focused on the 44-year-old House member's campaign donations after a friend and donor was charged with funneling illegal contributions to Grimm's campaign four years ago.

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Filed under: Michael Grimm
January 31st, 2014
02:47 PM ET
7 months ago

Grimm won’t be charged over clash with reporter

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Michael Grimm, who threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony earlier this week, will not be charged because of the incident.

“Consistent with our law enforcement responsibilities, we looked into the event, determined there isn’t a complainant and have closed the matter,” said Shenell Antrobus, a spokesperson for United States Capitol Police.
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Anthony Weiner’s Grimm advice
January 30th, 2014
02:50 PM ET
7 months ago

Anthony Weiner’s Grimm advice

(CNN) – Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm – who threatened to hurl a reporter off a Capitol Hill balcony earlier this week – has received some unsolicited crisis management advice from a fellow New Yorker who knows a thing or two about life in the glare of an unfriendly media spotlight.

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner – aka “Carlos Danger” – offered the advice in an op-ed published Thursday in the New York Daily News.

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Michael Grimm • New York
January 29th, 2014
01:55 PM ET
7 months ago

Six congressmen behaving badly

Washington (CNN) – New York Rep. Michael Grimm’s threat to heave a reporter off a balcony in the Cannon House office building rotunda, caught on a still-hot mic Tuesday night after the State of the Union Address, has only brought more attention to an investigation into his campaign finances.

Well done, sir.

After initially defending his tirade, Grimm apologized. But the Staten Island Republican is just the latest in an increasingly long line of New York congressmen behaving badly - on and off Capitol Hill.

Here are five other impulsive New Yorkers who sealed their political fates with dumb decisions:

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Chris Lee • Michael Grimm • New York
January 29th, 2014
01:18 AM ET
7 months ago

N.Y. congressman apologizes after threatening to throw reporter off balcony

updated 12:05 p.m. ET

Washington (CNN) – After first defending his actions, Rep. Michael Grimm, R-New York, apologized Wednesday for physically threatening a NY1 News reporter at the Capitol.

"I apologized. I called (the reporter) Michael Scotto up. He was very gracious in accepting my apology. We're going to have lunch sometime next week and make sure this is all behind us," Grimm told reporters in Washington.

"This was an unfortunate incident that shouldn't have happened. I'm sure my Italian mother is going to be yelling at me, saying 'you weren't raised that way' and she's right," he added
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