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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 5 2012 3:25 p.m. MDT

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LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Either a hoax,
or a Dream come true...

Matthew 10:26 "So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.
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Luke 8:17 For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.
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Luke 12:2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.

Solutions not Stones
Spanish Fork, UT

LDS Liberal,

I am sure that you are fair minded enough to support an individual illegally releasing (if they have not been destroyed) records pertaining to President Obama's past, no matter how embarrassing they may be. I mean, you emphatically support this action when it is taken against Mitt Romney...are you consistent? People in glass houses should not throw stones.

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

C'mon, Mitt! Just follow your Daddy's example and release your tax documents, then nobody will have to steal them!

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

This is a false flag. The Romney campaign wants some attention during the Democratic Convention, so they trump up this story. The accounting firm, Pricewaterhouse, says there is no evidence that the records were stolen. Really shameful that the DNews would play along to such terrible "journalism".

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

They have nothing to ransom if Mitt releases his taxes, But I suspect The GOP will pay the million to keep them secret.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

I just love how the liberals discard an individual's rights .... as long as they are Republicans of course.

How about apprehending the thief and charging him with extortion?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Solutions not Stones
Spanish Fork, UT
LDS Liberal,

I mean, you emphatically support this action when it is taken against Mitt Romney...are you consistent? People in glass houses should not throw stones.

9:18 p.m. Sept. 5, 2012

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George Romney (you know, Mitt's own Father) was the politician running for POTUS in 1968 who started this whole tradition of releasing tax forms to show ALL Americans that he could be trusted.

By his own example -- his son - Willard - is showing Americans he can NOT be trusted.

I am only asking Willard to show some Integrity and be at LEAST as good as his Father - if not better.

One year - 2010, and only one more 2011 with less than 3 weeks to the election is pitiful to same the least.

Mitt has something to hide.

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

Rifleman,

Who is a liberal?

Not me.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

The SS is allready investigating it MM.

A democrat would have just leaked it so I'd say it's someone who just want's money.

Calling it a "watergate" style burglary is rediculous since there is no evidence it was don't for political gain.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@rifleman
LDS Lib is not all liberals and not all liberals support this type of criminal behavior.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

Rifleman has a lot of nerve to even mention "discard an individual's rights". His own people have been doing it for nearly a decade now when voting away the rights of American citizens they don't like.

If this story is true, I expect that the perp will be apprehended and prosecuted; which is as it should be.

Romney should release his taxes; they shouldn't be stolen and released.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

Good thing the doj isn't in charge of this investigation.

I would tell the person go ahead. What is it going to show? That Mitt is rich. We already know that. That he legally uses tax breaks that everyone else has access to. We already know that. That he has donated a part of his wealth to his church and charities. We already know that.

Then track down this person, send him/her to guantanamo and never see them again.

I would be more interested in the Fast and Furious documents and baracks college transcripts and papers.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Rifleman
I just love how the liberals discard an individual's rights .... as long as they are Republicans of course.

How about apprehending the thief and charging him with extortion?

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I never said anything about discarding a person's rights.

1. When I got my DoD Top Secret clearnce - I needed to disclose 10 years of my taxes.
America shouldn't allow any foreigner conflicts of interest or my being compromised.

I figure someone running for the highest office the world should be willing to disclose more than little old nobody me.

2. As Screwdriver at 10:36 pointed out - if this was a Democrat, they'd leak it for political gain. Whoever did this is just out for the $$$.

3. Funny to mention Watergate, as I do recall that was the Republican President himself ordering the burglary of the Democratic Headquaters. No one was promised a cash reward of $1 million for doing it and then sending the info to various Democratic leaders in exchange for hush money.

4. My guess it's a disenchanted Republican who already worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and saw a GOLDEN oppotunity he/she just couldn't pass up.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: RanchHand Huntsville, UT
"Romney should release his taxes; they shouldn't be stolen and released."

You're really going to take sides with an extortionist?

When it comes to rights you have the same exact, identical, specific rights as everybody else. If it is a different set of same rights you seek then yes, the Democrats are probably a better fit.

very concerned
Sandy, UT

Whoever did this (democrat or republican) has committed theft and attempted extorsion. They should be prosecuted. I believe they will be. These kinds of things usually catch up to the offender. It shouldn't matter whether the victim is a candidate for president or not. Nor whether he's rich, nor well-known, nor popular, nor of a particular party.

Theft is theft and attempted extortion is attempted extortion. The person who called the Secret Service was absolutelly correct to do so in a timely manner. Mitt should not fold and pay the money. He should not allow himself to be blackmailed. Just my opinion.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@rifleman
I would like to know the train of thought that took you from LDS liberals comments, "Romney should release his taxes; they shouldn't be stolen and released." to your comment "You're really going to take sides with an extortionist? " I have seen some leaps on logic on these threads over the years but that was one for the books.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

Republicans would pardon the guy like Bush did Scooter Libby.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

The only evidence the extortionist provided that they have the documents was an "encrypted flash drive?" Sorry, I don't buy it.

jsf
Centerville, UT

like a true liberal, we don't need any truth. It was never proved or disproved if nixon new of or ordered the watergate break in. The criminal act was the after the fact cover up of a criminal act. Can you say fast and furious? Failure to prosecute Black Panther voter intimidation. WH ordered failure to arrest and prosecute crimes by participants in ows.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@jsf

Pot (conservatives) meet kettle (liberals). I don't think either parties extremes have a corner on the crazy market.

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