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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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2:45 PM PT -- If you enjoy learning how business people valuate stocks, you're gonna LOOOOVE these documents.

If not, you should probably click on our story about Lindsay Lohan's publicist quitting ... it's wayyy more interesting.

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91.

Diamond Goddess!    

I'm NOT reading ANYTHING incriminating here!
(Thanks, TMZ, the docs are fascinating.!)
You never know how a company will do, it's easy to "Monday Morning Quarterback" here.
I love Romney saying he didn't originally think Staples was even a good idea, and that Stemberg was the hardest negotiator EVER!
Why is his ex expecting any different treatment from him, if he hard-balled the people to whom he was going for financing? Hard-azz is just how Stemberg rolls!
Mitt's got entirely TOO much to lose to lie in someone else's divorce proceeding, methinks.
Nice try, Libs!
LOL!!!

636 days ago
92.

backfire    

If you are that interested in this crap why not look into Obama's college records too?

636 days ago
93.

Richelle     

I knew that Romney was messy.

636 days ago
94.

oc    

mitt fraudney mr.flip flop.....never voting for a republican ...mitt fraudney = bush all over again..

636 days ago
95.

notalawyer    

Willard does not have to tell the truth as long as he gets PAID!

636 days ago
96.

Diamond Goddess!    

Did anyone else catch that Mitt got a law degree and an MBA from Harvard at the SAME time?
Impressive!

636 days ago
97.

bb    

This is such desperate last minute liberal propaganda. TMZ, why don't you go after Obama and his lies about Libya? That's much more important than this boring, irrelevent story.

636 days ago
98.

Bitchslap    

"I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest. They all say they're voting for Romney because of his economic policies (tenuous and ill-formed as they are), and that they disagree with him on gay rights. Fine. Then look me in the eye, speak with a level clear voice, and say," My taxes and take-home pay mean more than your fundamental civil rights, the sanctity of your marriage, your right to visit an ailing spouse in the hospital, your dignity as a citizen of this country, your healthcare, your right to inherit, the mental welfare and emotional well-being of your youth, and your very personhood." It's like voting for George Wallace during the Civil Rights movements, and apologizing for his racism. You're still complicit. You're still perpetuating anti-gay legislation and cultural homophobia. You don't get to walk away clean, because you say you "disagree" with your candidate on these issues."

636 days ago
99.

No1sname    

I see that Romney left his Dunce cap at home again!

636 days ago
100.

oink    

You people are Fools if you think Romney cares about helping the poor. he is all about $$$$

You don't like Obama because of his skin color. FACT,

636 days ago
101.

James    

It should say FALSELY accused. I read through the do***ent and there is nothing wrong with his testimony. Another self promoting lie from the ultimate ambulance chaser.

636 days ago
102.

Cheri    

Big deal.

636 days ago
103.

Richard Snyder    

People you have to "OPEN" your "EYES" before its to late,and you allow a "LIEING" Hypocritacal Fithty Rich Republican,who does'nt care anything about "WOMEN" or 47% of our Great Nations People and who only cares about the "RICH" people ! And that person is Mitt Romney,god i can only pray that all of you will see right through him like i have,and under no cir***stances allow him to be our next President ! "PLEASE" i urge you to vote for our President Barack Obama,and give him 4 more years to finish cleaning up the 8 years of mess-ups,that the last Republican we had and all of you know the mess that George Bush Jr left our Great Country in ! "THINK" "HARD" before you make the mistake of Voting for Mitt Romney,and believing all of his "LIES" "GO BARACK OBAMA" "4 MORE YEARS" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

636 days ago
104.

MC GRUNT    

Just think what we might find if they only dedicated just 1% into Obama's past?

636 days ago
105.

Andrew    

"UPDATE 2:45 PM PT -- If you enjoy learning how business people valuate stocks, you're gonna LOOOOVE these do***ents.

If not, you should probably click on our story about Lindsay Lohan's publicist quitting ... it's wayyy more interesting."

TRANSLATION: Crap, this wasnt the big deal we were hoping it would be

636 days ago
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