Mitt Romney either lied in federal filings that show he worked at Bain Capital through 2002 and could be guilty of a felony, or has lied to the American people in saying he left the company in 1999, the Obama campaign is arguing in light of news reports on the firm’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Uh, can anyone say 'Fast and Furious'? Obama asserted Executive Privilege to protect subpoenaed documents that likely reveal a slew of felonies, not the least of which could involve mass murder.
“This is serious business,” said Bob Bauer, the Obama campaign’s counsel, in a conference call for reporters coming after the Boston Globe published a story Thursday that calls into question the timeline of Romney’s involvement of the firm that the Republican candidate has been promulgating for years.
Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter laid out the issue as the Obama team sees it: “Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony."
"Or," she said, "he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments,” including layoffs and the outsourcing of jobs.
Interestingly, Bauer - the same man accusing Romney of committing a possible 'felony' - is the same guy who penned the 'Sestak Memorandum' that was designed to coverup wrongdoing relative to an admission by Sestak that the White House offered him a job to drop out of his primary race with Arlen Specter.
That memorandum was met with a strong rebuke from three members of the House Judiciary Committee - one of which was Darrell Issa. Here is the second paragraph from that memorandum:
Romney should be delivering a steady drumbeat of demands that Obama release the documents he is withholding.