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Did the IRS give Mitt Romney’s tax returns to Harry Reid?
Daily Caller ^ | 05/16/2013 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 05/16/2013 2:13:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON — During the 2012 presidential campaign, Harry Reid claimed to have intimate knowledge of what was secretly inside Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s tax returns.

As President Obama’s campaign slammed Romney nearly every day for not releasing more tax returns, the Senate majority leader repeatedly made the unsubstantiated claim that, at one point in his life, Romney hadn’t paid taxes for almost a decade.

He even did so from the floor of the U.S. Senate.

“The word’s out that he hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years,” the Nevada Democrat claimed on the floor in August. “Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t.”

It made big news at the time, but Reid’s old accusations are popping back up now that it’s been revealed that the IRS has been targeting conservative groups and in some cases, reportedly leaking their tax information.

Knowing that, could someone at the IRS have leaked Romney’s tax information to Reid? At the time, Reid claimed he learned of Romney’s tax background from someone who had once been an investor in Romney’s firm, though he wouldn’t say who.

Since the new IRS scandal broke, Republicans have found the question of who Reid got his information from — and from where — intriguing.

“We all wondered how Harry Reid had Mitt Romney’s taxes,” Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski told The Daily Caller. “The question is, will he call for a full investigation into the IRS?”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


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KEYWORDS: harryreid; impeachnow; irs; irstaxreturns; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; romney

1 posted on 05/16/2013 2:13:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They probably gave every ones returns to Harry...but not to worry, another “high level” person is retiring from the IRS....(S)


2 posted on 05/16/2013 2:16:04 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SeekAndFind

More likely ol’ Harry was just blowing smoke; if Romney’s returns actually had gotten out, they would certainly have been posted somewhere on the internet.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 2:16:19 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The word’s out Harry,, Yur an a-hole.. a senile, power drunk a-hole.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 2:17:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dingy Harry was probably pulling it out of his butt again, but if he really had copies of tax returns he might be an accessory to a crime.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 2:20:01 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SeekAndFind

Calling Eric Holder to investigate Harry Reid for receipt and illegal use of stolen IRS documents.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 2:23:02 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ('How empty and dead' were they to let Chris Stevens, one of them , die for 'Obama-Clinton fiction?')
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To: SeekAndFind
“We all wondered how Harry Reid had Mitt Romney’s taxes,” Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski told The Daily Caller.

That did cross my mind too at the time.

But if Mitt Romney really did pay no income taxes for ten years, he had no business running for president, so I assumed Harry Reid didn't know what he was talking about.

Maybe her quote is taken out of context, but if the RNC did believe Reid and supported Romney anyway they're a bigger problem than anybody dreamed.

7 posted on 05/16/2013 2:23:47 PM PDT by x
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney would have been a really bad president...he has personally done NOTHING to remedy this attack from Reid.

Why doesn’t he sue Reid? Even if nothing comes from it and Reid is never put under oath, he’ll have to at least waste money on legal respresentation.

Romney is too cowardly to pursue this as he didn’t bother during the election.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 2:26:58 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There are only three possibilities:

1) Mitt or Anne Romney gave them to Reid.
2) Romney’s tax accountant gave them to Reid
3) People working inside the IRS gave them to Reid.


9 posted on 05/16/2013 2:27:59 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: colorado tanker

Just saying it gets the job done. I believe he said he ‘could’ prove it if he had to, or something to that effect.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 2:29:05 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope it did happen. Reid could be brought up on felony charges.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 2:34:12 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d love to see Harry have to prove otherwise.


12 posted on 05/16/2013 2:48:47 PM PDT by tje
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 2:55:02 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Grampa Dave

He was just letting him have the returns to see what he’d do with it, sort of like what he did with a Mexican drug cartel and some guns.


14 posted on 05/16/2013 2:55:33 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Romney Releases 2011 Tax Returns
15 posted on 05/16/2013 3:01:57 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: unixfox
I hope it did happen. Reid could be brought up on felony charges.

If everyone in Washington that could be brought up on charges, were, then the city would be deserted with exception of courtrooms and jails.

16 posted on 05/16/2013 3:02:28 PM PDT by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: SeekAndFind

PLEASE! I’m so angry now I could spit nails!


17 posted on 05/16/2013 3:11:41 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t it a felony to obtain someone else’s tax return? I’m sure that the good, honest senator will step down if this is found to be true.


18 posted on 05/16/2013 3:14:53 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: SeekAndFind

It doesn’t really matter if he had them. The fact is, he could have had them for the asking, if he wanted them. We live in a banana republic.


19 posted on 05/16/2013 5:36:16 PM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s beginning to become very clear that thuggery and abuse of power may have tipped the balance in favor of Obama winning in 2012. Obama & his henchmen DEFRAUDED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

The Candy Crowley interruption of Romney with an incorrect “correction” of Romney’s statement on Benghazi no doubt helped cause Romney to lose hundreds of thousands of votes. But Romney’s Benghazi allegation about The Tyrant In Chief was correct!

The Administration (and then the media) deprived Americans of the truth.

Romney would seem to have a good legal case to make that Obama’s election SHOULD BE invalidated. He should sue the bastard and all of his cronies. Well, maybe he values his life...

But SOMEONE should sue to have proper election and with the information that we know now and were deprived of before via fraud.


20 posted on 05/16/2013 5:48:41 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: x

“But if Mitt Romney really did pay no income taxes for ten years, he had no business running for president, so I assumed Harry Reid didn’t know what he was talking about...but if the RNC did believe Reid and supported Romney anyway they’re a bigger problem than anybody dreamed.”

if Romney hadn’t paid his taxes for 10 years, the IRS would have been all over him with audits based on the recent revelations regarding how the IRS has behaved toward conservative groups applying for tax exempt status before the 2012 elections. why would the RNC believe anything Hoary Reid had to say?


21 posted on 05/16/2013 7:33:31 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: Fledermaus

“Why doesn’t he sue Reid? Even if nothing comes from it and Reid is never put under oath, he’ll have to at least waste money on legal representation.Romney is too cowardly to pursue this as he didn’t bother during the election.”

i may be wrong, but since Reid made these accusations on the Senate floor, i believe he has immunity from any sort of legal action regarding what he says in that chamber.


22 posted on 05/16/2013 7:36:59 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: IWONDR

That is probably true. But when do the accusations become actionable if, as we’ve seen, there are illegal activities that could have contributed to Reid’s statement?


23 posted on 05/16/2013 8:41:55 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wouldn’t that make Senator Reid an accessory to a felony?


24 posted on 05/16/2013 8:43:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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