Grimm Shady

  • Aired:  04/30/14
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New York Congressman Michael Grimm does his part to uphold the Northeast's time-honored tradition of preeminence in crime and corruption. (6:15)

>>WELCOME BACK.

YOU KNOW, EVERY PART OF AMERICAHAS ITS OWN UNIQUE STRENGTHS.

THE MIDWEST SMALL TOWN CHARM,GOOD DOWN HOME PEOPLE.

THE SOUTHWEST HAS --[LAUGHTER]

-- DRY HEAT AND LET'S GO WITHTHE HANTAVIRUS.

FLORIDA HAS A LOT OF ROADS THATLEAD OUT OF FLORIDA.

[LAUGHTER]BUT HERE IN THE NORTHEAST OUR

STRENGTH, OUR PRIDE, OURSIGNATURE DISH, IF YOU WILL,

IS OUR INDISPUTABLE LEAD INCRIME AND CORRUPTION.

NO ONE, NO ONE DOES CORRUPTIONBETTER THAN THE NORTHEAST, BABY.

FROM BOSS TWEED, TO WHITEYBULGER TO NEW JERSEY'S CLASSIC

SYNAGOGUE MONEY LAUNDERINGSLASH HUMAN ORGAN TRAFFICKING

FAD OF 2009. WE'VE HAD SERPICO,ABSCAM. I THINK THE MAYOR OF

PROVIDENCE MIGHT HAVE ASSAULTEDA GUY WITH A FIREPLACE LOG.

EVEN CONNECTICUT, LET'S BEHONEST NOBODY ELSE IN THE REGION

LIKES OR RESPECTS, EVENCONNECTICUT OCCASIONALLY JAILS

ITS GOVERNORS ON CORRUPTIONCHARGES JUST TO KEEP

UP WITH THE NEIGHBORS. AND THISWEEK WE NOR'EASTERS GOT

OURSELVES ANOTHER GOLD STARON THE WRAP SHEET.

>> CONGRESSMAN MICHAEL GRIMMARRESTED EARLIER TODAY.

HE'S BEEN TAKEN TO FBIHEADQUARTERS HERE IN

NEW YORK CITY. HE FACESCORRUPTION CHARGES.

>> Jon: GRIMM.

[ LAUGHTER ]WHY DOES THAT NAME SOUND SO

FAMILIAR?

>> YOU MIGHT REMEMBER GRIMMFROM EARLIER THIS YEAR WHEN HE

THREATENED TO THROW A TELEVISIONREPORTER OVER A BALCONY.

>> Jon: OH, RIGHT.

[ LAUGHTER ]ONE OF GREATEST SENTENCES EVER

UTTERED ON -- YOU MIGHT REMEMBERTHAT GUY WHO TRIED TO THROUGH A

NY1 REPORTER OVER A BALCONY.

>> LET ME BE CLEAR TOYOU. YOU EVER DO THAT TO

ME AGAIN, I'LL THROW YOUOVER THIS (bleep) BALCONY.

I'LL BREAK YOU IN HALF. LIKE ABOY.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: I NEVER GOT THAT.

I NEVER GOT THAT WHOLE EXCHANGE.

HOW DO YOU NOT CLOSE WITH I'MGOING TO THROW YOU OFF THIS

(bleep) BALCONY?

THAT IS YOUR END LINE.

I'M GOING TO THROW YOU OFF THIS(bleep) BALCONY AND I'M GOING

TO BREAK YOU IN HALF LIKE A BOY.-- YOU ALREADY THREW HIM OFF A

(bleep) BALCONY.

BREVITY IS THE SOUL OFTHREAT, MY FRIEND.

[ LAUGHTER ]WHAT DID THE FEDS CHARGE BALCONY

BOY WITH?

>> OBSTRUCTING AND IMPEDING IRSFUNCTIONS, CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD

THE UNITED STATES,CAUSING FALSE TAX RETURNS TO

BE FILED, MAIL FRAUD, WIREFRAUD,

HEALTH CARE FRAUD,PERJURY, OBSTRUCTION OF AN

OFFICIAL PROCEEDING, AND THEHIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M IN ABIT OF A HURRY HERE.

WHY DON'T YOU JUST NAME ALL THE(bleep) HE DIDN'T DO.

THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

THIS IS CLASSIC, CLASSICNORTHEASTERN CORRUPTION.

I'M TELLING YOU.

YOU HAVE YOUR HOT HEADED PUBLICOFFICIAL.

MASSIVE BUST BY THE FEDS.

ALL THAT IS MISSING IS SHADYBACKROOM DEALINGS IN A DANK

RESTAURANT.

>> THESE CHARGES STEM FROMMICHAEL GRIMM'S ROLE IN MANAGING

THE RESTAURANT HE OWNED ANDOPERATED.

>> Jon: BOOM!

WAIT, LET ME SET THE SCENE.

I CAN PICTURE IT NOW. IT'SA CLASSY ITALIAN JOINT.

WHERE A MOZZARELLASO CREAMY IT'S LIKE BUTTER.

WITH A GABAGOOL TO DIE FOR.THEY'VE GOT MEATBALLS, A GLASS

OF (bleep) BAROLO AND A BIGPLATE OF --

>> IT'S ON THE UPPER EAST SIDEON THE MANHATTAN IT'S A HEALTH

FOOD RESTAURANT AS YOU CAN SEECALLED HEALTHALICIOUS.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: I'M SORRY

HEALTHALICIOUS.

YOU DON'T EVEN CALL ITHEALTH-ILISH?

YOU'RE DOING THIS AT A HEALTHFOOD JOINT?

>> HEALTHALICIOUS WAS A SMALLBUSINESS AND THEY SOLD CASUAL

FOOD SO MANY PEOPLE USED CASH.

AND IT WAS THIS CASH THATMICHAEL GRIMM EXPLOITED.

MAKING OVER $1 MILLION SIMPLYDISAPPEAR.

>> Jon: IS THIS WHATNORTHEASTERN CORRUPTION HAS COME

TO?

CLOSING BRIDGE LANES ANDSKIMMING A LITTLE OFF THE TOP OF

A BROCCOLI AND LENTIL JOINT?

ALL RIGHT.

IF THAT'S HOW THE GAME IS PLAYEDTHESE DAYS I BRING YOU A SCENE I

CALL GLUTEN FELLAS.

♪ I THINK THAT'S THE WRONG MUSIC.

[ LAUGHTER ]ALL RIGHT.

HERE WE GO.

>> LOOK, IF IT ISN'T TOMMY.

I'M SURPRISED YOU ARE NOT INYOUR PAJAMAS EATING CEREAL.

>> MAYBE YOU HAVEN'T HEARD,BILLY, I DON'T EAT GLUTEN NOMORE.

>> YEAH ME, TOO, CLOGS ME UP.

>> YEAH YOU GOTTA TAKE CARE OFYOURSELF GET YOUR OMEGAS.

>> YEAH I'M ALL ABOUT THE GOODFATS.

NOW GO HOME AND GET YOUR MOTHER(bleep) CHEERIOS BOX.

KEEP THEM HERE (bleep)(bleep).

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: YOU WONDER WHY I DON'T

ACT IN VERY MANY MOVIES.

[LAUGHTER]I CAN'T EVEN GET THE (bleep)

PUPPETS ON MY FINGERS.

[ LAUGHTER ]ALL RIGHT.

WHAT ARE WITH TALKING ABOUTHERE?

WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?

THAT'S RIGHT, GRIMM SHADY.

ALL RIGHT. HE MAYBE SCARED OF HIGH

CHOLESTEROL BUT HE IS NOTSCARED OF THE LAW.

>> I WILL GET RIGHT BACK TO WORKAS I ALWAYS HAVE.

WITH HONOR AND DISTINCTION IWILL SERVE AND THEN ON TOP OF

ALL THAT, I HAVE AN ELECTION TOWIN.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: HOW CAN I LEAVE WHEN

THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO DO?

SO MANY MORE RESTAURANTS I WOULDLIKE TO OPEN LIKE A SALAD BAR

CALLED KALE TO THE CHIEF.

OR MAYBE FOR ASIAN FOOD, MISOHEALTHY.

[ LAUGHTER ]WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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