Group seeks DoJ inquiry into Romney's filing on Bain. His entire candidacy may be called into question.Submitted by Ian56 on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 13:51
1. "Group seeks US inquiry of Romney's filing on Bain,"
Mitt Romney may have committed a serious crime.
There's substantial evidence that Romney may have broken the law by lying to the American people about when he left Bain Capital on an official candidate disclosure form.
That's why today, as reported in The Boston Globe, MoveOn is delivering a formal legal memo to the Department of Justice, along with a request for them to investigate.
Because if Romney did break the law, his entire candidacy could be called into question. This calls for a federal investigation.
2. "Did Romney Make a False Statement on His Financial Disclosure?" Mother Jones, July 13, 2012
3. "Mitt Romney stayed at Bain 3 years longer than he stated," The Boston Globe, July 12, 2012
4. "18 USC § 1001—Statements or entries generally," Cornell University Law School
"There is substantial evidence that Mitt Romney committed a crime when he lied to the American people about his involvement with Bain. Please investigate."
On August 12, 2011, Romney filed his Public Financial Disclosure Report as presidential candidates are required to do by law. This requirement exists so that the American people know some basic, important truths about the people asking for their vote. Romney's report states that:
Since February 11, 1999, Mr. Romney has 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.2
But public filings confirm that Romney continued, after February 1999, to hold key responsibilities with Bain Capital. That means Romney may have knowingly lied in his public disclosures.3 If that proved to be the case, Romney could be charged with violating the False Statements Act—a serious crime for anyone, but especially for a presidential candidate.4
To make your demand for an investigation to make it happen. Here's where to call:
Department of Justice