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Romney Spends $100,000 of Taxpayer Funds to Hide Records Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Dec 5, 2011, 07:24 pm

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was so desperate to hide his record that he used $100,000 of taxpayer funds to delete emails from state government-owned-and-operated computers.

The Guardian reports that, “Mitt Romney spent nearly $100,000 in state funds to replace computers in his office at the end of his term as governor of Massachusetts in 2007 as part of an unprecedented effort to keep his records secret, Reuters has learned.”

Nevertheless, Romney had a legal right to use taxpayers’ dollars to erase computer records of the Romney administration, but it was an unusual maneuver for a departing governor, Massachusetts officials admit.

According to the Guardian, “the effort to purge the records was made a few months before Romney launched an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. He is again competing for the party’s nomination, this time to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency in 2012.”

Just five weeks before the first challenges in Iowa, Romney has witnessed his position as frontrunner among GOP presidential candidates fall apart in the polls as rival Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, has surged in polls.

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written by rosiegirl , December 06, 2011

chicken feed compared to what OBAMA has paid to HIDE his birth cert, passport records, ss number, selective service registration, and college records.

I suppose the Mass govt didn't need or want NEW computers and THAT MIGHT be part of this blab "news".

written by Penny , December 07, 2011

Maybe Romney should just state that his records got "accidentally destroyed".

After all, Republicans had no problem with that excuse when Bush used it...

Bush military records destroyed
BBC News
July 10 2004

Documents that could have decided a dispute over
President George W Bush's days in the military 30
years ago have been destroyed, the Pentagon says.
Microfilm containing the pertinent payroll records
for the Texas-based Air National Guard had been
damaged and could not be salvaged, it said.

The destroyed files included President Bush's pay
records for two three-month periods in 1969 and
1972, a Department of Defence statement said.
"Searches for back-up paper copies of the missing
records were unsuccessful," it added.

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