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Sun Jul 8, 2012, 02:45 PM Jul 2012

Obama aide hints at tax evasion in challenge to Romney to release records [View all]

Source: The Guardian

Obama aide hints at tax evasion in challenge to Romney to release records

Chris McGreal in Washington
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 8 July 2012 19.58 BST

The Obama campaign has called on Mitt Romney to release years of tax returns to prove he did not break the law following claims that the Republican presidential candidate held secret accounts in foreign tax havens.

Robert Gibbs, the president's former spokesman and now a top campaign adviser, said on CNN that "nobody knows" whether Romney committed tax evasion after Vanity Fair reported that he kept parts of his multimillion dollar fortune in more than a dozen entities in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Switzerland.

Vanity Fair reported that among other things Romney parked some of his money in a Bermuda corporation entirely owned by him which he transferred to his wife's name the day before he became Massachusetts's governor and then failed to list it on financial disclosure forms.

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The Obama aide continued: "Nobody knows why he has a corporation in Bermuda, why he failed to disclose that on seven different financial disclosures, why he transferred it to someone else's purview the day before he became governor of Massachusetts.

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Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/08/romney-tax-evasion-robert-gibbs
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Romney is the first Presidential candidate with secret offshore bank accounts liberal N proud Jul 2012 #1
Sounds like a story that won't go away until Romney releases ALL ProgressiveEconomist Jul 2012 #2
"Mitt Romney Bet Against America".... Dalai_1 Jul 2012 #3
Unless he feels a lot more pressure to release them, he never will aint_no_life_nowhere Jul 2012 #4
Sadly, I Have To Agree DallasNE Jul 2012 #6
What about any funds held in the LDS church and Wellstone ruled Jul 2012 #5
Obama campaign has something on Rmoney... berni_mccoy Jul 2012 #7
You may just be right! tallahasseedem Jul 2012 #8
Maybe Mitt also committed voter fraud. n/t SDjack Jul 2012 #9
I think you might be correct Dalai_1 Jul 2012 #10
Watch him implode! TheTruthSquad Jul 2012 #11
These ancillary issues don't seem to have much if any impact on voting. Dems have IndyJones Jul 2012 #12
People don't want a tax cheat for a President. emulatorloo Jul 2012 #13
This is a non issue, same as for Geithner. Fun to poke at and speculate, but that's it. IndyJones Jul 2012 #14
bullshit Skittles Jul 2012 #16
Nope. Scandals can and have brought down many a candidate. NYC Liberal Jul 2012 #18
just like your non-agenda, huh? MjolnirTime Jul 2012 #19
Hmmm SoFlaJet Jul 2012 #15
they don't go unnoticed, SoFlaJet Skittles Jul 2012 #17
Are you insinuating that of me? Please. I've been here for years and want to see Obama win. I IndyJones Jul 2012 #20
I hope so Indy SoFlaJet Jul 2012 #21
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