Willard, who never shies away from telling any lie that will help him get what he wants, is trying to sell the fiction that he had no investments in Freddie or Fannie, the troubled mortgage giants, and his investments are all in a blind trust anyway so he doesn't control them. Hmmm. Check out the video above of him saying exactly that on 25 January. And then take a look at this:
On his financial disclosure statement filed last month, [August 2011] Romney reported owning between $250,001 and $500,000 in a mutual fund that invests in debt notes of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, among other government entities. Over the previous year, he had reported earning between $15,001 and $50,000 in interest from those investments.
And unlike most of Romney’s financial holdings, which are held in a blind trust that is overseen by a trustee and not known to Romney, this particular investment was among those that would have been known to Romney.
The investment was also not on Romney’s 2007 financial disclosure form. A Romney aide said the investments were made in the latter half of 2007, after he had filed the earlier disclosure form. That was around the time that the scale of the housing crisis was coming into focus.
The campaign declined to comment on the record.
So even though this was exposed as a lie back in September of last year, Mittens is sticking to his bullsh*t story. I gotta give him one thing:
He's a PERSISTENT pathological liar.