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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:57 PM

Mitt Romney’s testimony in Staples founder’s divorce case to be considered for public release

Source: Boston Globe

Mitt Romney’s testimony in Staples founder’s divorce case to be considered for public release in open court

CANTON — Mitt Romney’s 1991 testimony in the divorce of Staples founder Tom Stemberg will be considered for public release on Thursday in open court and with television cameras rolling at Norfolk Probate and Family Court.

The court on Wednesday rejected Stemberg’s request to close the hearing, siding with the Globe, which is seeking access to the impounded testimony of Romney, now the Republican nominee for president.

Stemberg’s ex-wife, Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, appeared in court on Wednesday and supported the release of Romney’s testimony. Robert G. Jones, an attorney for Romney, said the candidate has no position on whether his testimony should be unsealed.

Gloria Allred, an attorney for Sullivan Stemberg, produced two, inch-thick volumes of testimony Romney delivered during the divorce proceedings two decades ago.

Attorneys for Stemberg, Staples and Romney, who had not reviewed the testimony before Wednesday’s hearing, were granted a continuance to do so. The court will reconvene at 9 a.m. on Thursday.


Read more: http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/10/24/mitt-romney-testimony-staples-founder-divorce-case-considered-for-public-release-open-court/llJKowFqjQBJCK2YMaM8IK/story.html

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Reply Mitt Romney’s testimony in Staples founder’s divorce case to be considered for public release (Original post)
Lone_Star_Dem Oct 2012 OP
Liberalagogo Oct 2012 #1
FourScore Oct 2012 #2
UCmeNdc Oct 2012 #3
Pharaoh Oct 2012 #4
Darth_Kitten Oct 2012 #8
HereSince1628 Oct 2012 #10
Redford Oct 2012 #5
leftynyc Oct 2012 #11
MuhkRahker Oct 2012 #6
GetTheRightVote Oct 2012 #7
ItsTheMediaStupid Oct 2012 #9

Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:01 PM

1. Shocking!

...the candidate has no position on whether his testimony should be unsealed.


The ONE thing he doesn't take all sides on.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:06 PM

2. Go Gloria! n/t

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:26 PM

3. Ruh Roh

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:23 PM

4. what does this mean?

I'm not sure how this is relative?
Whats the word on the street?

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:37 PM

8. He's going down.

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Response to Pharaoh (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:29 AM

10. Romney may have grossly undervalued Staples in his testimony, thus cheating a woman

in her divorce settlement.

Romney claimed to be a good friend of the founder of Staples who was in the process of divorce.

On edit...This goes to Romney's lying, cronyism and sense of justice, and it seems treatment of women.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:09 PM

5. Sorry but this seems like a big boring dud

Maybe we will be pleasantly surprised but Maureen Sullivan seems like a bitter ex wife that made a bad financial decision. No dead girl or live boy here.

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Response to Redford (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:35 AM

11. You aren't understanding what

is going on here. The court used Romney's testimony to decide on a financial settlement. If he grossly understated the value of the company to help his buddy screw his wife financially (and there is a lot of evidence he did), he could be charged with perjury. At the very least, he looks like the sleazebag we all know he is.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:27 PM

6. "two, inch-thick volumes of testimony Romney delivered"

"Gloria Allred, an attorney for Sullivan Stemberg, produced two, inch-thick volumes of testimony Romney delivered during the divorce proceedings."

Dear gawd, how and why would have have testified that much? This does seem very strange. I don't even think the transcripts from all three debates would fill 2 inches of paper, he had his nose WAY up in this friend's divorce, looking forward to see what exact details all the fuss is about.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:30 PM

7. If Romney lied under oath...

it is a big deal. He should be made to face up to his lies just like any of us would have to do if caught out in a similar situation.
If he lied he broke the law while in court...could he face some charges then is my question?

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:24 PM

9. Maybe this will be something, maybe not

Estimating value of a company like Staples is not an exact science.

OTOH, Mitt made most of his money siphoning money out of companies taken over by Bain. He was and is an expert in this field.

I don't know how you could prove perjury, but this can't help him if he looks like he's stealing. If what I've read is correct, he made money out of Staples after this.

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