February 2, 2014

HOW WASHINGTON WORKS: Congressman Michael ‘I will break you in half’ Grimm is literally indebted to K Street giant Patton Boggs.

Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., recently famous for threatening violence against a reporter, is under scrutiny for campaign finance matters. His recent campaign finance filings show he owes more than $416,000 in legal fees to a law firm (h/t Dave Levinthal). That firm happens to be K Street kingpin Patton Boggs.

Grimm sits on the Financial Services Committee. The firm to which he is indebted represents Citigroup, Visa, AIG, Prudential, Goldman Sachs, and many others under his committee’s jurisdiction.

I’m sure he’s totally impartial.