MoveOn Asks Justice Department to Investigate Romney’s False Statements on Federal Disclosure Forms

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 6:30 pm

MoveOn.org has sent a finding of fact to the Public Integrity Section of the Justice Department, asking that they initiate an investigation into whether Mitt Romney lied on a federal financial disclosure form.

This is an issue that arose back in July, during the debate over precisely when Romney left his job at Bain Capital.

 

More Evidence Emerges That Romney Committed Felony By Lying to the FEC

By: Wednesday July 25, 2012 7:18 pm

AP has another story out detailing meetings and involvement with Bain Capital after the time when he claims to have ceased all involvement with the firm. And that activitvy conflicts with his sworn statements the gave to the Federal Election Commission.

Romney’s 2010 Tax Return Lacks Disclosure on Swiss Bank Account

By: Wednesday July 18, 2012 12:35 pm

Just to follow up on this tax return issue that is playing havoc with Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign, it turns out that the returns he claimed to have fully disclosed were not fully disclosed. He left out the part that describes the role of his Swiss bank account.

Stripping Away Political Debate, Romney Lied on a Federal Form

By: Monday July 16, 2012 7:00 am

It seems to me that Ed Gillespie made the mistake of telling the truth yesterday about Mitt Romney’s departure from Bain Capital. He said that there “may have been a thought at the time that it could be part time, but it was not part time,” and that “He took a leave of absence and in fact he ended up not going back at all, and retired retroactively to 1999 as a result.”
This is probably exactly how it went down.

More Revelations Cement Lie About When Romney Left Bain Capital

By: Friday July 13, 2012 3:17 pm

Mitt Romney just gets into more and more trouble with his shifting stories around his departure time at Bain Capital. We have more evidence now that he committed some manner of felony when he told the FEC that he had “not had any active role with any Bain Capital entity and has not been involved in the operations of any Bain Capital entity in any way” after 1999, when he reportedly left. But more information keeps cropping up that he did have dealings with Bain entities.

Romney Attended Board Meetings of Bain Investments After He “Left”

By: Friday July 13, 2012 7:21 am

Mitt Romney’s problems over when precisely he left Bain Capital continue to pose a problem for him. He contradicted himself on two separate forms to two federal agencies, both of which carry a perjury statute. He told the SEC from 1999-2001 that he remained the CEO and sole shareholder of Bain Capital, and he told the FEC in a Financial Disclosure Form that he left Bain in 1999. I suppose there’s a way that both could be true, but it’s highly unlikely.

And now, there’s little reason to believe that the narrative the Romney campaign has pushed, that he left in 1999, is totally factual.

Romney Discrepancies Over When He Left Bain Capital Could Constitute a Felony

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 9:33 am

Romney is lying about an SEC filing. The statements filed with the SEC list him as the chief executive of Bain after when he stated publicly since way back in 2002 that he left (and that continues – statements from both Romney and Bain today say that he retired in 1999). There are legal implications to this.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Sibel Edmonds, Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story – A Memoir

By: Saturday June 30, 2012 1:59 pm

Classified Woman: A Memoir is a stirring book that takes us through the injustice Edmonds has endured starting during the Bush Administration. In her job as a language specialist, she finds out the FBI has been covering up information related to the September 11th attacks. She figures out the FBI has been penetrated by a Turkish translator named Melek Can Dickerson and her husband, who have engaged in illegal transactions that involve shielding potential targets from intelligence operations. She realizes any investigation of Dickerson would “shine a light on major cover-ups initiated by the State Department ” and expose crimes committed by “high-placed US officials.” She feels uneasy but knows she cannot turn back. And so she decides to pursue appropriate channels to let the proper people know all this but is forced to choose between having a career and pursuing accountability.

BofA Hid Disclosure of Merrill Losses Before Merger

By: Monday June 4, 2012 7:00 am

The information in the shareholder lawsuit includes sworn testimony from Ken Lewis, the former Bank of America CEO, admitting that he received the large loss estimates on the Merrill deal. Shareholders didn’t hear about the Merrill losses until two days after approval. This looks like an open and shut case of BofA defrauding its investors.

Chamber of Commerce Finds Loophole Around Campaign Spending Disclosure

By: Thursday May 31, 2012 10:07 am

An important ruling earlier this month appeared to pave the way for independent expenditure campaigns to have to declare their donors. However, the US Chamber of Commerce, one of the biggest groups affected by this, believes they have found a way around it that would keep their donors secret.

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