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Why Is John Boehner Helping Out Shady Rep. Michael Grimm?

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JOHN BOEHNER
In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. With Election Day less than six weeks off, Democrats and Republicans dueling for House control are focusing on poll-tested themes to launch attacks on each other. Yet even as Republicans warily gauge the impact Mitt Romney’s recent campaign struggles might have on House races, the outlook seems essentially unchanged: Democrats may gain a few seats and perhaps do a bit better than was exp | AP

On Monday, the New York Times and Post reported that the ex-business partner of New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm has close ties to the imprisoned don of the Gambino crime family, according to federal prosecutors. The old partner, whom Grimm started a restaurant with in 2006 after ending his colorful career as an undercover FBI agent, reportedly visits Anthony “Fat Tony’’ Morelli in prison and calls the crime boss his “uncle.”

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