Monday, July 23, 2012

Romney's Olympic Documents Unavailable and Some Destroyed

We can't learn about Romney's experience running things because he destroyed the documents created during his years as governor, he won't release his tax returns, which would give insight into Bain, and his Olympic records have in part been destroyed.

More than a decade has passed since Mitt Romney presided over the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, but the archival records from those games that were donated to the University of Utah to provide an unprecedented level of transparency about the historic event, remain off limits to the public. And some of the documents that may have shed the most light on Romney's stewardship of the Games were likely destroyed by Salt Lake Olympic officials, ABC News has learned.

But the absence of publicly available records that detail the decisions he made while running the games has increasingly become an uneasy subject for the library, which has for months been receiving inquiries from journalists and other researchers trying to subject Romney's version of the events to an analysis based on documents from the events. ABC