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Mitt Romney

Transcripts RELEASED

10/25/2012 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has obtained the complete transcripts of Mitt Romney's testimony -- which he's accused of lying under oath to screw over his friend's ex-wife.

The testimony was given in 1991 at Norfolk Probate and Family Court in Massachusetts.

During his examination, Romney was asked how he first became acquainted with Staples and Tom Stemberg. Romney explained ... a venture capital businessman from another firm "mentioned to me a gentleman named Tom Stemberg had a business plan to commence an office supply chain and was looking for capital to fund that."

Romney continued, "I told him I didn't think it was a very good idea, but I'd look at it."

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StoopidHead    

I'm pretty sure every stock was overvalued back then. So where is the lie??

664 days ago
32.

Nomad    

Curious who involved has publicly "accused [Romney] of lying under oath to screw over his friend's ex-wife"? As far as I can tell, it's just Sadi Ranson, the author who worked with Ms. Stemberg to write her "story and who is the source in one of TMZ's earlier articles/videos. Google is our friend, and Ms. Ranson is apparently the "British poet and author" described on Wikipedia - the pictures seem to be of the same person. Ms. Ranson doesn't appear to have any legal/financial/economic credentials. However, she can claim a political background as "Senior Cultural & Political Editor" with Cyrano's Journal Online (cjournal.info). Cyrano appears to have mainly a far left viewpoint, with Noam Chomsky as an editor and the late Gore Vidal as editor emeritus.

664 days ago
33.

lalet    

Lame attempt to smear Romney tmz!
Lets talk about how Obama lied to the American people and told them that it was a video that cause people to die in Libya.

664 days ago
34.

las11355    

AND.........(what else ya got Gloria???)

664 days ago
35.

Stephanie    

The transcript might be long, but make no mistake -- If there was something incriminating you, and every other reporter, would have been led right to it by your sources. When will you print that your Lying under oath headlines were bs?

664 days ago
36.

BonitaBeaver    

I hope everyone sticking up for Romney is making more than 250 k/year. If your not making that and voting mittens u are voting for a tax increase for yourself...

664 days ago
37.

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664 days ago
38.

Irony Tag    

Much ado about nothing.

664 days ago
39.

Mary    

This is in response to Mike4409. About who leaked Seal Team 6 - no it was not the one who wrote the book, he wrote it after OBAMA LEAKED IT. No I don't have Romnesia! I know my news and my husband was in the military for 30 years (colonel) I do know what should be secret. We wear a shirt that says, "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS" STOP THE LEAKS" which special forces put out there. Go to their web site it is of retire special forces. Before you say anything active would get in trouble if they come out and say anything about him.
It is SPECIALOPERATIONS. Obama TELL US WHAT HAPPENed IN LIBYA. IF YOU HAD GONE TO THE BRIEFINGS NOT GOLF. THERE WERE TWO ATTACKS BEFORE THE ONE ON SEPT 11 2012 - THIS ONE SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED IN THE FIRST PLACE!!
IF THIS HAD BEEN BUSH THE LEFT WOULD HAVE HAD HIS HEAD ON A PLATE.

664 days ago
40.

Andrea    

Hey TMZ can you point me to the specific set of pages in this thing where Romney lies under oath? Because I'm at about a third of the 430 pages and still nothing!!! You should be ashamed of yourselves. Gloria Allred I understand, she's a famous ambulance chaser, but you guys? Even you guys I thought had more class.

And another question? How come after Gloria Allred comes out with her accusations, no follow up lawsuit ever comes? She disappears into her crypt after slinging mud and ruins reputations. I hope one day someone can really go after character assassination and ruin her.

664 days ago
41.

Mayu    

not seeing much in lies, just seeing what could be described as a guy giving his testimony as he believes it, whether he was right or wrong, it is what he believed to be the truth. This is nothing like when Clinton lied to the grand jury and got impeached. This is a decade old bitter divorce and a money hungry ex who wants to destroy the political career of the man who she feels destroyed her gravy train... and hired the woman who thinks representing whores whose married lover hurt their feelings by not divorcing their wives is a worthy cause. And on to the next non-story.

664 days ago
42.

Mike    

Wow, great scoop, TMZ. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

664 days ago
43.

Ally    

What a bunch of bs TMZ! This is over 20 years old, and there is no lies found. Stupid liberals. Just shows how desperate Owebama is.

664 days ago
44.

stoopidjerk007    

The people of USA have already lost. The fraud doubled the deficit in four short years. The fastest in history!! He doesn't understand how jobs are created. They are create by a combination of visionaries and private equity guys like Mitt Romney. The fraud gave half a billion to his friends at solyndra. They blew it in less than 2 years. Laid off a few hindered workers. Office depot started in low cost locations at strip malls. Thousands of job were created from NOTHING! A guy with a vision and a guy with some cash. Sorento sucks.

664 days ago
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Mayu    

okay let me lay it out to the people who keep saying "if you vote Romney, get ready for tax increases if you make under $250,000"... Under Obamacare... most businesses plan on dropping their insurance because the penalties is cheaper than the insurance Obama would force them to provide. That leaves people to fend for themselves. My insurance is dropping my plan come January ahead of Obamacare being implemented because it will not be financially viable. ahead of Obamacare, insurance companies did what Obama promised they wouldn't. They raise their premiums. My mom's premium not only went up... but so did her deductible by $2000. Talk about taking $250,000 and up... most small businesses fall into that bracket, and with the taxes Obama wants to put on them, plus Obamacare... many businesses will have to close their doors, leaving insuranceless people to be once again, on their own and have to go into they already strained system. Don't be fooled by the jobless reports. It didn't take into consideration those who gave up searching and no longer receive benefits, and those who are underemployed. The job market in most states are still in double digits. the jobless rate is over 8% in 22 states, 6 of those over 9%, and 3 of those over 10%. That doesn't include the confusing over the Libya issue that is getting more confusing by the minute as to what they knew when and why, when we were under attack for whatever reason, Obama went to Letterman and Vegas instead of staying and getting answers for the families. but maybe that's just me.

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