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Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:00 PM

Feds probe alleged hacking theft of Romney's tax returns

Source: CNET

The U.S. Secret Service is looking into claims that someone stole presidential nominee Mitt Romney's income tax returns and is threatening to release them if he doesn't pay up.

Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie told CNET today that the agency is investigating, but had no further comment.

The claim was made in a post on the Pastebin site on Sunday that alleged that Romney's federal tax returns were taken from the offices of PriceWaterhouse Coopers in Frankin, Tenn., on August 25 by someone who snuck into the building and made copies of the document. The message author threatened to release the files publicly on September 28 and said copies of the files had been given to Democratic and Republican leaders in that county. Democrats have made Romney's refusal to release his tax returns a key point in their criticism that he is not in touch with working class voters.

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57506843-83/feds-probe-alleged-hacking-theft-of-romneys-tax-returns/

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Reply Feds probe alleged hacking theft of Romney's tax returns (Original post)
alp227 Sep 2012 OP
pnwmom Sep 2012 #1
birds Sep 2012 #2
freshwest Sep 2012 #20
slackmaster Sep 2012 #5
Voice for Peace Sep 2012 #3
Jeff In Milwaukee Sep 2012 #4
rateyes Sep 2012 #6
alp227 Sep 2012 #7
Voice for Peace Sep 2012 #15
Doctor Jack Sep 2012 #8
BlueMTexpat Sep 2012 #9
alfredo Sep 2012 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2012 #11
alfredo Sep 2012 #12
Voice for Peace Sep 2012 #16
alfredo Sep 2012 #17
W T F Sep 2012 #13
Amonester Sep 2012 #18
freshwest Sep 2012 #21
FailureToCommunicate Sep 2012 #14
KinMd Sep 2012 #19

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:14 PM

1. If this were genuine, why on earth would they give a deadline almost a month from now?

I think this was put out in the middle of a successful convention for a reason -- it's supposed to distract us, and most importantly, the media.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:20 PM

2. Agreed:

At first I thought: Wow! This is big—and then came to the realization that it came out during the DNC's peak. More lies about lies.

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Response to birds (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 07:46 PM

20. +1. And an attempt to set up the Democrats as Nixon's Plumbers. By O'Keefe, etc., I bet.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:34 PM

5. Because they're fucking amateurs

 

They don't have a clue how to concoct a decent hoax, or how to deploy one.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:31 PM

3. I hope they trace it to Breitbart, or Rove nt

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:32 PM

4. If they trace it to Breitbart, it can mean only one thing...

Hell has a wireless connection.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:40 PM

6. that is

fucking funny.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:42 PM

7. "HEY SATAN! HOW'S ANDREW?"

Go to the 5:30 mark of this clip of the Mike Malloy show I uploaded to youtube:



And 6:20 here:



Running gag in Malloy show! And of course that right wing turd "Radio Equalizer" just HAD to post a clip of that Breitbart in hell gag:

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:35 PM

15. lol somebody in hell may have invented the internet just to torture republicans

anyway I know he's dead but does live on through his minions.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:43 PM

8. Reminds me of Bush's National Guard documents

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 07:45 PM

9. This incident has the fingerprints of KKKarl Rove all over it.

Remember during the 2000 election when Bush debate briefing book showed up in the Gore campaign?

If you don't, Counterpunch has a good reminder of the incident:

During the 2000 presidential campaign, we were obviously treated to more Rove chicanery when the following Associated Press story hit the wires: “A woman who worked for a media company that produced ads for President George W. Bush’s campaign was indicted for secretly mailing a videotape of Bush practicing for a debate to Vice President Al Gore’s campaign.” Yes, that videotape, along with a 120-page briefing book, just happened to turn up in Gore’s headquarters as fast as the CD-ROM turned up in Lafayette Park.


http://www.counterpunch.org/2002/11/01/exposing-karl-rove/

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 08:13 PM

10. Oh gee, someone stole my tax returns and now I can't release them.

Yeah right.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 08:17 PM

11. The dog ate it.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 08:35 PM

12. That's what he gets for tying the dog to the roof of his car.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:39 PM

16. we know where they are.



Taxy needs a rescue mission asap.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:48 PM

17. I hope this gets traction in the news.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 09:07 PM

13. Tell you what if you release them, I'll pay you whatever amount you're asking him for

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Response to W T F (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 11:41 AM

18. Larry Flynt Offers $1M Reward for Mitt Romney Tax Returns (LBN Friday PM)

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Response to Amonester (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 07:58 PM

21. So he's offering to pay the extortionists? No wonder 'The Onion' is giving up.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 10:01 PM

14. O come on. There is little chance "someone" could copy all those pages in one break-in...

It would take days!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 07:42 PM

19. IF someone gave these "returns"

..how could you be sure they were authentic, and you weren't being set up?

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