Here’s alleged “fact checker” Glenn Kessler, ignoring the facts about what is actually in the SEC filings, and instead focusing on smearing the source:
The story seems to hinge on a quote from a former Securities and Exchange Commission member, which would have more credibility if the Globe had disclosed she was a regular contributor to Democrats.
Here’s the Romney Campaign:
The Romney campaign’s Saul suggests that the paper’s story “hinges on a (Jimmy) Carter-appointed lifelong Democrat’s assertions, cast as unbiased.”
What a coincidence. Since Kessler is too stupid to figure this out on his own, here are the actual facts:
Government documents filed by Mitt Romney and Bain Capital say Romney remained chief executive and chairman of the firm three years beyond the date he said he ceded control, even creating five new investment partnerships during that time.
Romney has said he left Bain in 1999 to lead the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, ending his role in the company. But public Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed later by Bain Capital state he remained the firm’s “sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president.”
Also, a Massachusetts financial disclosure form Romney filed in 2003 states that he still owned 100 percent of Bain Capital in 2002. And Romney’s state financial disclosure forms indicate he earned at least $100,000 as a Bain “executive” in 2001 and 2002, separate from investment earnings.
Those are facts. They are verifiable and there is concrete evidence supporting them. It doesn’t matter who makes the allegation.