Hackers? Sounds like something out of the 0bama for State Senate, and then US Senate, campaign handbook...
Sure, blackmail is always an appealing and endearing strategy.
In all probability, Romney paid taxes but his returns were very complicated and took advantage of whatever deductions or credits or exemptions or allowances his professional CPA’s could find for him.
A little political embarrassment is possible, but remember CLinton’s big deductions for his used underwear donations.
I doubt there is much in Romney’s returns that could be more embarrassing than that, and CLinton is still being touted around as “very popular’
Let ‘em release them. He can just claim they are as phony as Zero’s Birth Certificate.
This could be solved very quickly in my opinion, as there is first an individual who allegedly granted access to the perps to get into the offices of Price Waterhouse Cooper. Second, I would be surprised if there were not the most rudimentary security/surveillance system in place at the facility where the crime took place. Third, the flash drives used can be forensically dissected which can yield information on the system used to generate the data set on the flash drive.
Of course this presumes there is a real drive (no pun intended) to catch the perps, as this story does nothing but add ammo to the ‘Rat mee-mee about ‘Romney not paying taxes’, ad nauseum.
Heres a possiblity. Team O has his hacks CLAIM to have hacked Romney’s tax returns. Further, they claim to want a million in ransom to not release them. This gives the impression there is something very damning contained within.
They may even claim a ransom was met. This also supports the idea that there was something very damning contained within.
They may not have actually have his tax forms. They don’t actually need them to accomplish their goal.. Which is to make it appear there is something damning in his tax returns.
I always thought if you were going to blackmail someone, you wouldn’t want it public until they failed to pay.
Does seem odd to announce to the world you broke a whole variety of laws and where you can be found?
This is how Watergate sarted.
Seems they would have a better chance getting money from Obama for his college records
Last I checked, extortion was still a crime. Oh wait... not if the perpetrators are Democrats. My mistake.
These idiots are going to Club Fed.