As if those 47% comments weren't bad enough, now Mitt Romney is being accused of LYING under oath to protect the founder of Staples' money!
Back in the 90s, Tom Stemberg went through a bitter divorce battle with Maureen Stemberg Sullivan and the since Bain Capital was an early investor in the office supply company, Romney took the stand to speak about its value.
The Boston Globe, along with Gloria Allred who's reppin' Mz. Sullivan, are going to court to unseal his testimony, because the two parties believe he lied about the worth of the company and want the rest of the American public to know.
The Republican presidential candidate's lawyer has said his client has "no objection to letting the public see that testimony," which led us to assume there is nothing relevant to rediscover. The ex-wife of a close Romney advisor, however, thinks differently!
Sadi Ranson, who also helped Sullivan tell her side of the story in a book, says she has SEEN the transcripts and Mittens flat out lies about the worth of Staples to screw his buddy's ex out of money.
She recalls that when a judge asked the Bain Capital investor if Stemberg's business venture had any value, he basically said no and called it a "dream," as if it had no future.
Weeks later, Ranson adds, he took Staples' stock to Goldman Sachs "and made millions of dollars with Tom Stemberg."
It's hard to say if her claims are true until the testimony is unsealed and documents are made available for review. It's also hard to say if these allegations will hurt his campaign.
The guy has already flip-flopped on a ton of issues, while making too many gaffes and blunders to count, but his popularity amongst voters has only grown. Since America seems to have a really short attention span, maybe we'll forget about this scandal in a week too.
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