State Senator Malcolm Smith said nothing as he left Federal Court in White Plains after facing a judge. “Malcolm Smith was bent on becoming Mayor. He was a Democrat, but believed his best shot was to run as a Republican,” said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. So bent, the FBI alleges, he was trying to get on the Mayoral ballot by paying for it. Authorities said Smith wanted to run as a Republican even though he’s a registered democrat.