Gawker publishes financial records about Romney’s investments

Holly Bailey
August 23, 2012

Mitt Romney has repeatedly pushed back on Democratic calls for him to release more information about his personal finances—pointing to the 2010 tax returns and 2011 tax summary he released earlier this year.

But Gawker's John Cook has gotten his hands on 950 pages of financial statements for at least 21 funds in which Romney personally invested, including several that were based overseas. According to Gawker, the funds were affiliated with Bain Capital, Romney's former firm.

Gawker hasn't said how it obtained the documents. But a spokeswoman for Gawker told Yahoo News the site did not pay for them.

It wasn't immediately clear if there were any financial bombshells—which Gawker admits, saying in a note to readers that one of the reasons the site published the documents in full online was to ask "readers to help evaluate."

The Romney campaign did not respond to a request for comment on the document dump. But it's unlikely to end calls for Romney to release additional years of his tax returns.