Skip to comments.Romney's Tax Return Stolen and To Be Posted
Posted on 09/06/2012 12:15:05 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
CNN has been reporting for two hours now that the Secret Service is investigating a group of hackers who claim to have stolen Romney's tax returns from Price Waterhouse Coopers. They are demanding $1 million or say they will publicly release the returns.
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first rule of extortion/black mail is that you give a little to prove you have what you say you do. This is nothing more than kids trying to make money off of political conflict. Not a bad idea, as long as you dont get caught. I’m calling pre-emptive BS.
This has been posted a few times today. Anyway, everyone knew that Romney’s tax returns were going to be uncovered sooner or later. Hopefully he is squeeky clean or at least can explain himself. What a shame if he were to lose with something so stupid as stubborness. Oh well. Of course it might be bogus just like the Donald Trump so called surprise. Maybe it is him who has the tax paperwork. lol.
I say let them post. Don’t pay the numbskulls.
Not to worry doc. As soon as the mods get their orders from the White House, this will be gone. teehee
I thought PWC said yesterday that this did not happen...
It’s as clear as day what’s going on. Obama and Geithner have already viewed Romney’s tax returns, there’s something they want to hit him on, Reid’s intimidation tactics didn’t work, Romney won’t release them on his own, so the Obama campaign, a la Watergate, will get them released surrepticiously.
Surely the Donks have had Romney’s tax returns since they started whining incessantly about how he needs to release additional years. After all, why would they ask a question to which they do not know the answer.
But since they had no right to these returns, they could not release them. To do so would be to admit that they are criminals.
Enter, the convenient “Hacker Blackmailers”...
Mitt Romney Tax Returns: Hacked, Up For Bids!?
PricewaterhouseCoopers Denies Anonymous Hackers Have Mitt Romney Tax Returns
By Elizabeth Flock
September 5, 2012 RSS Feed Print
Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
PricewaterhouseCoopers told Whispers Wednesday that it has no evidence an anonymous group hacked its computer systems and stole GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s tax returns.
The hacking claim popped up earlier in the day on Pastebin, a website favored by the so-called hacktivist collective Anonymous, and was reported first by the Nashville City Paper.
The unidentified group said it had gained access to PricewaterhousecCoopers’s Franklin, Tenn., office and copied the tax documents of Romney and his wife Ann. The group also threatened interested parties, saying that if they do not want the tax documents released, the parties will pay a ransom of $1 million in Bitcoins, a digital currency that can be encrypted.
Reddit, the Atlantic Wire, and others were immediately skeptical of the hacking claim, and said there was no evidence this anonymous group was connected to the larger (capital “A”) Anonymous hacking collective.
And PricewaterhouseCoopers has now thrown water on the entire incident, telling Whispers in a statement:
“We are aware of the allegations that have been made regarding improper access to our systems. We are working closely with the United States Secret Service, and at this time there is no evidence that our systems have been compromised or that there was any unauthorized access to the data in question.”
PwC did, however, prepare Romney’s 2010 return.
Romney’s tax returns have been a source of public speculation for months, as the former Massachusetts governor has refused to release his tax returns before 2010. Democrats say Romney is trying to hide his wealth and possibly tax schemes.
Elizabeth Flock is a staff writer for U.S. News & World Report. You can contact her at email@example.com or follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
My guess is this turns out to be a wingnut stunt by some shock jock Morning Zoo-type radio program.
I’m guessing whatever is released will be forged. All Romney has to do is have PWC affirm that they are forgeries and leave it at that.
If they are NOT forgeries, and they have been gained illegally, there are certain legal issues with anyone making any sort of further unauthorized disclosure. By now it’s pretty obvious to the world that Romney has NOT consented to a public release of this information. Any person who makes any disclosure thereof is probaby in violation of Federal law, and is subject to proscution and probably a huge civil lawsuit as well.
This includes the media, since this is probably not covered by any sort of “free press/public figure” analysis.
Another trumped up distraction the media can play with rather than point out the failures of Obama
Maybe someone will “hack” Obama’s passport files...Havard/Columbia/Occidental grades....
That someone is dead.
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