Anonymous group threatens to leak Romney tax records
September 6th, 2012
10:04 AM ET
7 years ago

Anonymous group threatens to leak Romney tax records

(CNN) - An anonymous group says it stole copies of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's tax records and will release them unless the company it stole them from pays $1 million.

The Secret Service said it is investigating, and the company said there is no immediate sign that any such theft took place.


Filed under: Mitt Romney • Taxes
soundoff (22 Responses)

    Do it!!! Forget the money. Release them!!!!

    September 6, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  2. myviewis

    So we are to believe information released by thieves??????

    September 6, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  3. Sniffit

    That's just wrong. I'm still LMAO though. These jokers will go to jail once caught, Mittens will go to therapy in December, and all will be as it should be.

    September 6, 2012 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  4. demwit

    Nice.. Nothing like a red herring after last nights God debacle!!

    September 6, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  5. pkrbkr

    Don't worry, Mitt, just pay the million dollars and keep them a secret. After all, a million dollars to you is pocket change! Come November you can release them AFTER Obama/Biden ticket is reelected! If you can't trust us with your tax returns we won't trust YOU to be president of our great country!

    September 6, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  6. CanadaONE

    we have them in Canada too – you won't like what you see!!!!!!!!

    September 6, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  7. g

    RIGHT-more like republican party leaking doctored mitt taxes

    September 6, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  8. ThinkAgain: Mittens 'n' Munster are Liars

    I think one of the reasons why Mittens doesn't want to release his tax records is it would reveal that he took as a tax deduction the $40 million of his own money he spent on his last failed presidential run in 2008. That, and things like writing off $75,000 in horse expenses, would show the American voter as clear as day just how skewed in favor of the rich our tax code is.

    September 6, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  9. Fair is Fair

    Wow. Extortion. Wouldn't be surprised o see this group linked to Chicago.

    September 6, 2012 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  10. Four and The Door

    What, has Obama/ Biden 2012 got lockjaw all of the sudden? Why are they not taking a stand against this form of embezzlement? Do they actually approve of this?!?!

    September 6, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  11. Steve, New York City

    It would be interesting to see what has been Mr. "Boarding School's" (super-low) tax payouts over the years. . .though I would not advocate the release of such information that was procured illegally.

    September 6, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  12. bb

    After President Clinton's speech last night at the DNC convention, there is no need for Romney's tax returns because he will never see the inside of the White House.

    September 6, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  13. Lauren

    I hope they release the tax returns, personally. The American public deserves to know what Mitt Romney's hiding – and he's clearly hiding something. He's definitely not all about "transparency". Either way, I'm voting for Obama/Biden; clear choice to me.

    September 6, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  14. Taylor

    They are going to need a lot more than $1M to hide and later for lawyers if any of that was true.

    September 6, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  15. RealityBites

    While your at it.., show us Obama's HS, College and Grad School records. Or is this a partisan play on the willing media?

    September 6, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  16. America1st

    I'll believe them if they found Romney's tax records in the Cayman Islands.

    September 6, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  17. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Mixed feelings about that; stealing is wrong, but it would be nice to know the tax records for more than a year or two for Romney. What is he unwilling to show and feels that he needs to keep hidden?

    September 6, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  18. Captain Awesome

    Wake up America! This is your democrat party of today, resorting to theft, threats and ransoms to get their way. This is who they really are.
    Romney/Ryan 2012

    September 6, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  19. Anthony

    Regardless of what is revealed, Romney will deny that the tax returns are his. Regardless of what Romney says, most people won't believe him. Romney had a credibility problem before he decided to withhold his tax returns. Withholding tax returns does not help his credibility. Then he chose a running mate who has problems with facts and numbers. Ryan misstated his best marathon time by more than one hour, which according to people who run marathons is impossible.

    September 6, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  20. Woman In California

    This unAmerican tax cheater is so bothered and scared by Bill Clinton's speech he is FINALLY going to come out of hiding and appear on Meet the Press. I can't wait until he has to give an accounting for his lies. Let's hope David Gregory does more than just "accept his answers", shake his head and move on.

    September 6, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  21. Hahahahahahahahah

    Don't just threaten!! RELEASE THEM already!!! Hahahahahahhahaa

    September 6, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  22. myviewis

    Why would Romney release his tax returns when thieves claim they are releasing them, if they get $1 million dollars.

    September 6, 2012 11:35 am at 11:35 am |