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Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:20 AM

Mitt Romney Olympic Archive Still Off-Limits

Source: ABC

More than a decade has passed since Mitt Romney presided over the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, but the archival records from those games that were donated to the University of Utah to provide an unprecedented level of transparency about the historic event, remain off limits to the public. And some of the documents that may have shed the most light on Romney's stewardship of the Games were likely destroyed by Salt Lake Olympic officials, ABC News has learned.

The archivists involved in preparing the documents for public review told ABC News that financial documents, contracts, appointment calendars, emails and correspondence are likely not included in the 1,100 boxes of Olympic records, and will not be part of the collection that will ultimately be made public.

"We don't have that stuff," said Elizabeth Rogers, the manuscript curator at the University's Marriott Library. The decisions about what records to donate to the library were made by Olympics officials before they were shipped in 1,100 boxes to the university, she said. "That was done before we got it. I just know it wasn't a decision we made. Everything we have will be available."

The Romney campaign said it has made no effort to prevent the archive from being made public.

"Mitt Romney resigned from SLOC in early 2002 to run for governor of Massachusetts and was not involved in the decision-making regarding the final disposition of records," said Andrea Saul, a Romney spokesperson, in response to questions.


Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/mitt-romney-olympic-archive-off-limits/story?id=16811397

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:26 AM

1. "Smirk" - BEELzeBubba (R)

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:27 AM

2. Does he always quit before the tough decisions are made? Just askin'...eom

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Response to Maeve (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:51 AM

5. Nope. Sometimes he quits retroactively after the bad decisions are made.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:28 AM

3. Is there ANYTHING about this guy's life that he isn't creepy and secretive about?

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:34 AM

4. I'm guessing his dealings with BURMA are the least of his worries... nt

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:19 AM

6. the man sure likes to hide things

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:22 AM

7. I thought his business acumen in saving the games was a big reason we're supposed to vote for him.

Now's not a time to be modest, Mitt. Impress us! Release all the documentation of your heroism.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:44 AM

8. I bet lots of Stanky Stuff is lurking in those records, protected by the Mormonite Patriarrchy

What is Willard hiding? What's up with all this Republican Occultism?

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:14 AM

9. That was almost predictable

Putting the Mormon Church in charge of "transparency" regarding one of their bishops.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:33 AM

10. the hider

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 10:02 AM

11. When were the documents destroyed by the Olympic officials?

kind of unusual to destroy things of that nature?

The more they hide financial documents the MORE we want to see!

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