Campaign 2010

May 19, 2014

Michael Grimm Should Show the Public His Emails, Let Them Decide If He’s Guilty

If Congressman Michael Grimm wants to claim he’s innocent, he should show the public his emails and let them decide if he’s guilty. Federal prosecutors said they turned over thousands of emails today to Congressman Grimm’s lawyers as evidence of his guilt in a 20-count federal indictment brought against him last month.

“If Congressman Michael Grimm wants to claim he’s innocent, then he should show the public his emails and let them decide,” said Marc Brumer of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Congressman Grimm should let the public see all of the thousands of emails federal prosecutors turned over to his lawyers earlier today so they can make up their own minds about whether or not he is guilty. If Congressman Grimm wants to claim he’s innocent, then he should have no problem making these emails public, otherwise we can assume Congressman Grimm is just using the same desperate, empty rhetoric to save his political skin.”

BACKGROUND:

Federal prosecutors turned over thousands of emails to Grimm’s lawyers. On Monday, 5/19, federal prosecutors turned over thousands of emails to Rep. Michael Grimm’s lawyers that they say constitutes evidence of tax evasion. [Associated Press, 5/19/14]