Friday 24 November 2017

Business questions pile up pressure on Romney

Peter Foster in Washington

MITT Romney's presidential campaign was under siege last night as he faced further questions about when he quit as the boss of the private equity firm Bain Capital.

The Republican candidate has long maintained that he left the company in 1999 to run the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, remaining only the nominal head of the business until 2002 -- a position supported by a statement from the company.

However, yesterday it emerged that Mr Romney had admitted continuing to attend board meetings in sworn testimony he gave to prove his residential status when running for governor of Massachussetts in 2002, raising new questions over the extent to which he was involved in the company.

The Bain row, which has dogged several of Mr Romney's previous political campaigns, has threatened to crowd out his message about Barack Obama's poor record in creating jobs. The president's campaign has called on Mr Romney to release his tax returns . (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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