Michael Grimm (R-NY) threatens to throw the reporter "over the balcony"


tay
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video


http://crooksandliars.com/2014/01/gop-congressman-threatens-reporter-live







Scotto, was finishing an interview with Staten Island Republican Michael Grimm about the State of the Union when he decided to ask one more question. Grimm immediately cut him off saying "I'm not speaking about anything that is off-topic. This is only about the President's speech." The reporter then spoke to the camera saying that he hoped to ask Grimm about the ongoing campaign finance investigation around his 2010 campaign. Grimm has been linked to an allegedly corrupt Israeli rabbi and his ex-girlfriend has been indicted on charges of being a straw donor among other controversies.
Transcript by NY1:
"And just finally before we let you go, we haven't had a chance to talk about some of the..." Scotto began before Grimm cut him off.


"I'm not speaking to you off-topic, this is only about the president," said Grimm, before walking off camera.


"So Congressman Michael Grimm does not want to talk about some of the allegations concerning his campaign finances," Scotto said before tossing back to the station. But as the camera continued to roll, Grimm walked back up to Scotto and began speaking to him in a low voice.


"What?" Scotto responded. "I just wanted to ask you..."


Grimm: "Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this f-----g balcony."


Scotto: "Why? I just wanted to ask you..."


[[cross talk]]


Grimm: "If you ever do that to me again..."


Scotto: "Why? Why? It’s a valid question."


[[cross talk]]


Grimm: "No, no, you're not man enough, you're not man enough. I'll break you in half. Like a boy."
 
SLM
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People who don't know how to conduct themselves in public probably shouldn't be running for public office. What an idiot.
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

video


http://crooksandliars.com/2014/01/gop-congressman-threatens-reporter-live







Scotto, was finishing an interview with Staten Island Republican Michael Grimm about the State of the Union when he decided to ask one more question. Grimm immediately cut him off saying "I'm not speaking about anything that is off-topic. This is only about the President's speech." The reporter then spoke to the camera saying that he hoped to ask Grimm about the ongoing campaign finance investigation around his 2010 campaign. Grimm has been linked to an allegedly corrupt Israeli rabbi and his ex-girlfriend has been indicted on charges of being a straw donor among other controversies.
Transcript by NY1:

"And just finally before we let you go, we haven't had a chance to talk about some of the..." Scotto began before Grimm cut him off.


"I'm not speaking to you off-topic, this is only about the president," said Grimm, before walking off camera.


"So Congressman Michael Grimm does not want to talk about some of the allegations concerning his campaign finances," Scotto said before tossing back to the station. But as the camera continued to roll, Grimm walked back up to Scotto and began speaking to him in a low voice.


"What?" Scotto responded. "I just wanted to ask you..."


Grimm: "Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this f-----g balcony."


Scotto: "Why? I just wanted to ask you..."


[[cross talk]]


Grimm: "If you ever do that to me again..."


Scotto: "Why? Why? It’s a valid question."


[[cross talk]]


Grimm: "No, no, you're not man enough, you're not man enough. I'll break you in half. Like a boy."

i'm sure rob ford feels the same way about the media.
 
tay
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

i'm sure rob ford feels the same way about the media.





Are you saying he's being investigated for corruption as well? I hadn't heard that.............
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Are you saying he's being investigated for corruption as well? I hadn't heard that.............

I meant pushing the media off the edge.
 
tay
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

I meant pushing the media off the edge.



Ohhhhhhhhh. You mean when he was hounded to be honest about the video and he denied it until it became available to the public.


Well, he could have avoided all that by being hones, which he and Mr Grimm don't seem to want to be until it's to late...........
 
tay
#7
You know what's coming next, right? The part where we find out that Grimm has been a raging nutjob for years but he never made the big media ..............





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Around 2:30 A.M., there was a commotion on the dance floor. According to Williams, somebody was shouting, “He’s got a gun!” Following a crowd into the club’s garage, Williams discovered that Grimm and the husband had returned, and Grimm was holding a weapon. Grimm was “carrying on like a madman,” Williams said. “He’s screaming, ‘I’m gonna ****in’ kill him.’ So I said to him, ‘Who are you?’ He put the gun back in his waist and said, ‘I’m a ****ing F.B.I. agent, ain’t nobody gonna threaten me.’ ” [...]

Grimm left the club, but at 4 A.M., just before the club closed, he returned again, according to Williams, this time with another F.B.I. agent and a group of N.Y.P.D. officers. Grimm had told the police that he had been assaulted by the estranged husband and his friends. Williams said that Grimm took command of the scene, and refused to let the remaining patrons and employees leave. “Everybody get up against the ****ing wall,” Williams recalled him saying. “The F.B.I. is in control.” Then Grimm, who apparently wanted to find the man with whom he’d had the original altercation, said something that Williams said he’ll never forget: “All the white people get out of here.”
more

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/04/congressman-michael-grimm-at-the-caribbean-tropics.html


and


http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/the-time-michael-grimm-yelled-at-me-20140129





Also ; allegations that Grimm threatened to make an off-duty NYPD officer he was having the barroom altercation with "disappear."



http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/05/02/110502fa_fact_ratliff?currentPage=all




As for the campaign finance scandal that the insolent reporter had questioned Grimm about, the reporter probably should have narrowed it down a bit:






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More serious charges followed in 2012, when Grimm became the subject of an ongoing federal investigation into his campaign finances. [...] An investigation by The New York Times found that Grimm and Biton told the rabbi's followers that the campaign "would find a way to accept donations that were over the legal limit." [...]
One month later, The New York Times reported that in 2006 Grimm had invested in a luxury development with a former FBI agent, Carlos Luquis, who at the time was under indictment on state racketeering and fraud charges. [...]

Grimm's troubles continue to this day: Earlier this month, the New York Daily News reported evidence of Grimm supporters engaging in “donor swapping." Two weeks ago, Grimm’s reported ex-girlfriend was arrested by the FBI, who charged her with making illegal campaign contributions to Grimm through straw donors. [...]

Grimm failed to report a stop-off to Cyprus as part of the trip for nearly a year. The organizer of that trip was later arrested for bribery.
more


http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/01/grimms-tales-rep-michael-grimms-history-of-confrontation-182242.html
 
taxslave
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You would think that if politicians didn't want to answer the tough questions about their behaviour they would not put themselves in that position in the first place.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

You would think

Well, there's your problem!
 
BornRuff
#10
I love how he looks into the camera half way through this.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Well, there's your problem!

Politicians do tend to have a problem of thinking through their actions to the logical conclusion.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Politicians do tend to have a problem of thinking

Shoulda stopped right there.
 
tay
#13
Reporter that Grimm (R-NY) Threatened is Nephew of Gambino Boss



As if impending corruption charges weren't enough, Rep. Grimm now has another reason to be frequently looking over his shoulder...........







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The journalist is related to Anthony Scotto, former head of the Brooklyn longshoremen’s union and a former boss in the Gambino crime family.
“Michael is a tough reporter, and in true Scotto fashion, he’s not easily intimidated!” “Good Day New York” host Rosanna Scotto, Michael’s cousin and Anthony’s daughter, told me.


Rep. Grimm couldn’t intimidate Scotto | Page Six
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

You would think that if politicians didn't want to answer the tough questions about their behaviour they would not put themselves in that position in the first place.

Hubris. Many politicians, if not damned near all of them, are lousy with it.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

The journalist is related to Anthony Scotto, former head of the Brooklyn longshoremen’s union and a former boss in the Gambino crime family.

“Michael is a tough reporter, and in true Scotto fashion, he’s not easily intimidated!” “Good Day New York” host Rosanna Scotto, Michael’s cousin and Anthony’s daughter, told me.

"True Scotto fashion" being what, exactly? Organised crime and murder?
 
tay
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

"True Scotto fashion" being what, exactly? Organised crime and murder?





I suppose that's what they are implying along with revenge which is another mob trademark.........
 
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