On CBS Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer on Sunday August 19, 2012 Rudy Giuliani said this regarding Mitt Romney's refusal to release his tax returns:
I was a prosecutor, I prosecuted tax evasion cases, I defended tax evasion cases. In all these years nobody has ever accused him of a crime. The IRS has never brought a proceeding against him. You can be sure with the kind of money he made and the enormous charitable contributions that he appears to have made, maybe 15% or 20% to charity... this guy has been audited up and down, backwards and forwards.
Did you catch that? "This guy has been audited up and down, backwards and forwards." Looks like he let it slip that Mitt Romney has been audited by the IRS, thus contradicting his claim just seconds prior that he has never been accused of a crime. The IRS doesn't normally audit a person just because they make a lot of money. If Mitt Romney was audited it was because the IRS suspected him and or his many shell companies of committing tax evasion. Some have speculated that Mitt Romney took the amnesty deal by the IRS for people hiding money in off shore banks to either pay up with no criminal prosecution or not pay and risk going to jail if caught. We just don't know at this point, but Mitt Romney could follow the foot steps of his father, George Romney and release his returns and clear this up immediately. He however refuses to and adds if he did they would use it against him, thus further fueling speculation.
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Bottom LineEither Rudy Giuliani knows something and he is refusing to tell the public about Mitt Romney's tax evasion and shady off shore business dealings or he is lying about knowing Romney is above board and honest. It is simple logic that it has to be one or the other.
If Rudy Giuliani doesn't know about or hasn't seen Mitt Romney's tax returns than how can he truthfully say he is honest and above board? How can he honestly claim to know he gave so much to charity? Answer: He can't.
If Rudy Giuliani does know something about Mitt Romney's super secret Swiss Bank Accounts and tax returns, then clearly Rudy is withholding information when he let it slip Mitt Romney has been "audited up and down, backwards and forwards".