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Romney Admits He Destroyed Government Records To Keep Them From Political Opponents

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posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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Nothing screams, "I'VE GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE!!!!" quite like destroying docs and buying up hard drives.
Of course this is an oldy butt quite a goody coming from 2011.
However it goes to show you the character of the guy.


But in a fairly stunning admission today during an interview with the editorial board of the Nashua Telegraph in New Hampshire, Romney suggested that his administration deleted emails because they didn’t want “opposition research teams” to have access to them:

ROMNEY: Well, I think in government we should follow the law. And there has never been an administration that has provided to the opposition research team, or to the public, electronic communications. So ours would have been the first.




Amazing... let's not provide the opposition any ammunition to screw us.
I imagine there's alot of ammo in that data.

Oh and even a better link!
linky

His staff spent 100K to buy up all the hardware on their way out of office.


Also before he left office, the governor's staff had emails and other electronic communications by Romney's administration wiped from state servers, state officials say.

Those actions erased much of the internal documentation of Romney's four-year tenure as governor, which ended in January 2007. Precisely what information was erased is unclear.

Republican and Democratic opponents of Romney say the scrubbing of emails - and a claim by Romney that paper records of his governorship are not subject to public disclosure - hinder efforts to assess his performance as a politician and elected official.


Deleted all emails from servers? Wow ..... this guy is hiding something serious.
edit on 20-8-2012 by grey580 because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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The candidate with nothing to hide. Yeah, right.


Isn't there actually a rule that all Government communication needs to be kept for a certain amount of time?

I mean, even Sarah Palin kept her emails, but then again, maybe she just wasn't smart enough to know how to delete them from the server.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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He deleted all emails from the servers.
Right before he left office.
He's hiding something.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by grey580
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He deleted all emails from the servers.
Right before he left office.
He's hiding something.


Exactly, you didn't detect the
sarcasm in my post? lol

He won't even release a full year of tax returns, and what's more annoying is that over 40% of Americans will still vote for him anyway.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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heheeh....
well they hate the obamanator cuz he uhn ahhmericun.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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Its obvious there is a lot of dirt in his closet. Looking forward to the "Republicans because they hate Obama"s to come on here and passionatly fight to the death about how somebodys personal life/secrets is not important to become president of the United States, and Commander of the strongest military to ever walk this planet. Hes not Obama, so what could go wrong?



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 04:45 PM
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Interesting story. Seems to be a trend. We are still looking for Obama's complete files and schedules of his years as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004. I think they were "destroyed" in a mysterious flood or fire. Not sure which.

I need more details..

From Reuters last year

The move during the final weeks of Romney's administration was legal but unusual for a departing governor, Massachusetts officials say.

The effort to purge the records was made a few months before Romney launched an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008.


Definitely odd... There's still paper... I think...


The removal of digital records by Romney's staff, first reported by the Boston Globe, has sparked a wave of requests for state officials to release paper records from Romney's governorship that remain in the state's archives.

Massachusetts officials are now reviewing state law to determine whether the public should have access to those records.

The issue is clouded by a 1997 state court ruling that could be interpreted to mean that records of the Massachusetts governor are not subject to disclosure. Romney has asserted that his records are exempt from disclosure.

www.reuters.com...

Let's see where this goes.... Probably a direct link to then Senator Obama regarding Romneycare and a great idea for Obamacare



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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He pulled the same thing when directing the 2002 Olympics in Utah - destroyed all the records and emails. We all know how scandal-free and un-corrupt the IOC is...



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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I knew he was a big phalus...see!? Sorry...rough day, don't like the guy much. Good night.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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Romney may not want people to know that Bain owned a company called Stericycle that disposed of aborted fetuses. Although some say that Romney severed ties with Bain in 2002, Bain went on to haul in huge profits from Stericycle's disposal of aborted babies from 2002-2004 while Romney was governor. I speculate that at least some of the paperwork that Romney destroyed while he was governor may have documented Romney's involvement in coordinating state funded abortions in Romneycare. Did Bain-owned Stericycle profit in any way from any legislation that Romney may have enacted or coordinated between 2002-2004?

Another SEC document filed November 30, 1999, by Stericycle also names Romney as an individual who holds "voting and dispositive power" with respect to the stock owned by Bain. If Romney had fully retired from the private equity firm he founded, why would he be the only Bain executive named as the person in control of this large amount of Stericycle stock?...

In 2001, the Bain-Madison Dearborn partnership that had invested in the company sold 40 percent of its holdings in Stericycle for about $88 million—marking a hefty profit on its original investment of $75 million. The Bain-related group sold the rest of its holdings by 2004. By that point it had earned $49.5 million. link



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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Usually the destruction of data is for a good reason.

When opponents get a hold of it, they can easily alter the content.

Then use it against somebody.

Don't be naive.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 05:20 AM
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The question is not whether he did, it's whether others didn't. The answer is they did. It was a smart move as innocuous things can come back to haunt you when the media puts the right spin on it .. or should I say the "left" spin. I would prefer transparency, but I will take Romney's candor over what happened over the others who do it and hide the fact they do it.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 05:50 AM
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Romney deleted his emails .. it's legal.
Obama deleted his emails ... it's legal.

Question .. why aren't you people all uptight about Obama deleting his like you are about Romney?
Nevermind .. I think we all know the answer.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 05:58 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Romney deleted his emails .. it's legal.
Obama deleted his emails ... it's legal.

Question .. why aren't you people all uptight about Obama deleting his like you are about Romney?
Nevermind .. I think we all know the answer.


Kind of the point I was making. People are always hypocrital when it comes to politics.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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Romney DESTROYED government records because he is a CORRUPT S.O.B.

It is ILLEGAL to destroy government records such as official emails on a government server.

The Bush White House did the same thing - then shifted their email server over to a private RNC server (Inside the Bush E-Mail Scandal)

There's something called the Presidential Records Act that makes it illegal to destroy official government records. Romney is in violation of this law and Massachusetts Government Records Law (warning it's a PDF file) when he destroyed government records from his stint in MA.

You can't treat government records like records from a private corporation. Romney should be branded a criminal for destroying government records as governor of a state.

How the blazes can we determine just how corrupt government is if the tools running it are burning all the evidence?



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 11:09 AM
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Once again, you need to go back and read through the thread to find all of the answers that you need.

Nothing was illegal... Odd?? Yes But I also understand how the political undercurrent works during a campaign. No holds barred seems to be the tactic used in a playing field that was laid out in 2008. Where do we go from here?? 2012 is going to be even worse.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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"Why are you not going to vote for Romney" ?

... because he is a dirt bag just like Obama.

Crooks. I didnt know it was legal to destroy state documents even if they are emails from state computers.

Hiding something? They are all hiding something. And you are all playing along with it like it is 'ok' since the other guy did it, and the guy before him.


PSH! If I voted for this guy- I would never forgive myself. Just as I would if I was stupid enough to vote for Obama.

:::baaahhhh::



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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Crooks. I didnt know it was legal to destroy state documents even if they are emails from state computers.


It's not legal. It was one thing when he destroyed records from his Olympic committee, but it was illegal for him to destroy state records. Just another criminal act most politicians get away with.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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I am continually amazed at how much these "public servants" are allowed to get away with.

Why do we call them, those who hold elected office, public servants?

Is it because they are supposedly working for us ?

If these same things were done by "common" employees, they would be locked up before the sun went down.

How would you treat your employees who do these things ?

If this is true, why do we let them walk the streets? They should be behind bars



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