However, the claim has already been rejected by several media sites, including the Washington Post’s so-called “fact checker,” Glenn Kessler. “It really feels like Groundhog Day again,” he wrote after the campaign’s July 12 claim.
The campaign jumped on a July 12 Boston Globe report that highlighted familiar reports showing that Romney kept legal title to Bain Capital well after his departure in 1999 to run the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.
Either Romney “was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the [Securities and Exchange Commission], which would be a felony… [or] he was lying to the American people, that’s a real character trust issue that the American people need to take seriously,” said Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s deputy campaign manager.
Romney should release his tax records and ask Bain to release management records, said Obama’s campaign officials.
“Romney is the most secretive candidate to run for president since Richard Nixon,” said Cutter.
He’s hiding his tax records, his role at Bain, his financial donors, his office records created when he was governor in Massachusetts and his management records at the Olympics, she said.