Skip to comments.Secret Service Investigating Purported Ransom of Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns
Posted on 09/05/2012 2:00:52 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Secret Service Investigating Purported Ransom of Mitt Romneys Tax Returns
Someone claims to have stolen years of Mitt Romneys tax returns from a Tennessee office of the financial firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Secret Service is investigating what appears to be a ransom scheme.
The local Democratic and Republican parties in Williamson County, Tenn., where the PricewaterhouseCoopers office is located, both received packages, each containing a thumb drive and a letter outlining a competitive-bidding ransom scheme that appears designed to pit Republicans and Democrats against each other over the release of Romneys taxes.
The letters stated an intention to publish Romneys tax returns on Sept. 28, unless $1 million is deposited in a Bitcoin (Internet currency) account, according to Williamson County Democratic Party Chairman Peter Burr, who said both he and his Williamson County GOP counterpart received similar packages.
The Secret Service took the package from him after the local GOP contacted authorities, Burr said. The Secret Service confirmed to ABC News that it is investigating the ransom scheme.
The apparent hackers presented two options, Burr said. If somebody wanted to prevent the publication of these tax records, they needed to put a million dollars into this Bitcoin account
that was to prevent them from going ahead and publishing it on September 28th. Then they went on to say that if you want to ensure that this is published before September 28th, you have the option of contributing a million dollars to this other Bitcoin account
and if you win the race
the other side will not be able to prevent the publication.
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thought this was denied earlier?
I doubt there is anything bad in the returns but they can imply things if they claim to have seen them ..they dont need truth on their side. ..
You missed my point, which was that the issue of how the information comes out is irrelevant. The onus still remains entirely on the candidate who risks his party's victory in the election on his ability to keep something he did secret that would severely impact his ability to win at the ballot box.
Theres no one to blame for falling into this trap except for Romney and his backers in the primary. It is absolutely unacceptable for a candidate to try to keep secrets which could damage his candidacy if leaked. Everyone should have demanded his returns be published before he was given the nomination. I damn sure have no interest in losing the presidency just so Mitt can selfishly try to keep his tax returns secret at the risk of our party, the White House and the country. Keeping Mitts tax returns isnt that important to me and shouldnt be that important to him or anyone else. If the information in them would damage his candidacy, then he has an obligation to let us know. And if they wouldnt, then he has nothing to lose by releasing them.
Bottom line is I dont trust Mitt. Only an extremely naive, ignorant individual who was unaware of his record in politics and in Massachusetts could trust him. So I dont believe Romneys line that the Democrats will simply twist whats in his tax returns to make it sound bad. And Im very angry that hes setting our party up for failure in the election by waiting for these to leak out at potentially the worst possible time.
What if he didn't actually do it? What if his wife's lawyer claimed that he did it? And he wasn't aware of it?
Point being, Ryan can't be held responsible for what his wife's lawyer entered into the divorce record.
Therein lies your problem in this particular regard.
Were you aware that Romney's assets have been in a "blind trust" since 2002 -- when he was elected governor of Massachusetts?
Meaning that all of his financial arrangements and tax returns are in the hands of a fiduciary and are legal to the Nth degree. He gets a quarterly report on the status of his assets and a quarterly estimated tax return. And that has been the case for ten years now. There cannot be anything to hide -- unless his fiduciary is stealing from him.
Who cares about silly tax returns?
Nobody gives a flying yahoo if the current President is even a legal American, then nobody will start anything even if Romney does have dirty laundry, besides if the remove Romney somehow then Sarah Palin will probably be talked about stepping up.
Cut bait or fish, Romney or Sarah Palin? I hope the commie-dems have a good long thought about that, which of course they lack the skills to perform.
“Yeah, sir, you might want to send a maintenance man over to that office across the way. The lights are off, and they must be looking for a fuse box, ‘cause them flashlights, they keep me awake. “
—Forrest Gump: [in the Watergate hotel; on phone with security]
If they trace the owner of the account where the money is to be deposited, do you think they will find it belongs to Zippy?
Are you kidding?
I think Romney knows there is nothing in the tax returns.
And I think he knew they would be stolen and released.
I think he counted on it to put the scandal on the Democrats for the theft.
I’ve been saying for 5 YEARS that if Obama were a Republican, his birth certificate and college transcripts would have been stolen and released.
I don’t fear or care about Romney’s tax returns.
I just want to know: WHERE ARE *OUR* HACKERS AND BURGLARS???
If he denied it, I would give him the benefit of the doubt. But dropping out of the race as a result of simply being accused of something is basically an admission of guilt as far as I'm concerned.
I believe he did deny it. Then withdrew.
Never been there, have you?
Maybe you’re right.
I believe this came from my business partner, Nkombo Luazci, who is spliting 1.4 million with me for giving him my checking account number to him. His computer service is down right now, so....
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