(WASHINGTON TIMES) President Obama’s campaign, touting new — and disputed — reports about when Mitt Romney left Bain Capital, said on Thursday that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee either violated federal law or has lied to voters about the role he played in investments that led to the outsourcing of American jobs overseas.
The Boston Globe reported Thursday that federal documents show Mr. Romney may have stayed at the helm of Bain until 2002, three years longer than he claims, and the Obama campaign seized on the report to demand that Mr. Romney release more information about his business dealings and release more tax returns.
“Either Mitt Romney through his own words and his own signature was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the [Securities and Exchange Commission], which is a felony, or he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments,” said Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for the Obama campaign, in a conference call with reporters. “If that’s the case, if he was lying to the American people, then that is a real character and trust issue that the American people need to take very seriously.”
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