CANTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts probate judge will hold another hearing Thursday before deciding whether to unseal testimony that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave in the divorce case of Staples founder Tom Stemberg. Ex-wife Maureen Stemberg Sullivan appeared in court Wednesday with lawyer Gloria Allred. They said they didn’t object to a Boston Globe motion to lift an impoundment order on Romney’s testimony in the case from the early 1990s.
Comments: This is the Allred sideshow. Still don't know exactly where this ding-bat is going with all this.
Straight out of the Obama playbook ! He did the same thing to the opposition when running in Chicago..Obama whore Allred ready to do his bidding. ANYTHING to get the focus off the fact that Obama lied to the American people about the Embassy killings..Obama knew it was AlQueda, knew the killings were happening and went to bed. Americans are in severe danger, because the media is helping Obama continue the lies. NO ONE is looking out for our safety under this administration.
There is no legal reason for the divorce records to be made public other than for the naked political goal of finding something to embarrass Romney with. There is nothing profitable for both sides of the divorce for the proceeding to be made public. If Gloria AllRed succeeds in doing so, it will open a whole can of worms for others to follow suit. This will make politics especially Chicago-dirty and set any hope of bipartisanship back just to keep NeroBama in power.
I think the intent is to show that Romney lied on the stand about the true worth of Staples stock. Good luck with that one. Romney and Romney's lawyer have already said they don't care if the testimony is released.
Romney is represented by the ultimate Boston powerhouse law firm, Ropes and Gray. Little Gloria is not going to be happy at last that she tangled with this crew.
10 to 1 there is nothing there and Romney won't object. I expect it was sealed because there was sensitive financial and business information about Staples that they didn't want Staples' competitors to know. From the 90's? Pretty stale by now. Perhaps someone could sue Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard for all of Obama's records. Oh, and his passport files might be interesting as well.
Allred's client is unstable, she's obsessed with the Romney's, and there's nothing "juicy" there at all.
I suspect the judge is giving this another day so it can stay in the media longer. The mystery is better than the truth. I'd love for the ex-husband and Romney to just say, "go ahead, unseal them, fine by me," so everyone involved has egg on his/her face.
This is about an ex-wife with a documentary and "tell all" book to sell. Someone who managed her divorce awards poorly and wants more. An honest media would snub her entirely. We don't have that.
Classic dirty pool: If the records stay sealed, the Dems claim it's because there is some deep, dark, ugly secret in them. If they are unsealed it will provide fodder for a two-week witch hunt as every word Romney spoke will be spun to have an ominous or incriminating meaning.
The ex wife already received a substantial settlement so why now? Oh, I see, this is the Boston Globe wanting to unseal the records. Wonder why it wasn't done before now? Gloria Allred is scum to the nth degree.
Soooooo, after they are unsealed or kept sealed, or whatever, will my husband be able to get a job? Will we be able to re-stock our retirement fund dessimated by the last four years? Will our daughter be able to find a living wage job after graduation from college next year? Will my nephew come home from the Middle East permanently, and alive? Will I have health care I need/want or just whatever the government says I can have? Will my religious freedom be a thing of the past? Will my grandchildren be taught to read, write, and cipher or just how to put a condom on a banana and get rid of unwanted "tissue"? By all means, Ms Allred keep this up, what's in that testimony is so important to the American people.
The ex wife is a poster at HuffPo. She has posted over 2,000 times. Many of of it rants against Republicans, Romney and Mormons. In 1987 , she was was awarded 5 million in the divorce settlement. Since then she spent 4 million in legal fees trying to get more money. She lives in an apartment that rents for $ 5200/ month. She said in a 2006 interview that she has multiple medical problems and needs psychiatric counseling. The little boy is now 27 years old. When Allred and this nothingburger is all Obama has , the campaign internals must be even worse than we can imagine.
i dont get it..so what......there is nothing here...even romney said he didnt care...... allred should be sent to another country to live out her days...she is almost as despicable as obama and his thugs
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