Eric Fehrnstrom, senior adviser to the Romney Campaign, responds to his Etch-a-Sketch remarks and says Mitt Romney will release the full 2011 tax report after he files.
Mitt Romney's senior campaign adviser, Eric "Etch A Sketch" Fehrnstrom, was back on TV today to make yet another blunder.
This time Fehrstrom said his boss has no plans to release additional tax return information, even as The Washington Post reports the $250 million candidate has hidden his finances by taking advantage of an "obscure exception in federal ethics laws."
Fehrnstrom told MSNBC's The Daily Rundown that the campaign has been forthcoming and complied with all laws considers the material put out so far (the 2010 tax return, an estimate for 2011 and a full 2011 report, when it's ready) to be "sufficient."
Romney’s 2010 returns showed he made over $20 million that year and had offshore accounts in Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands. But as The Washington Post reports, Romney’s existing returns hide much of what Romney is actually invested in by listing only the funds he owns, not their underlying investments. And critics charge that Romney is refusing to release previous returns because they might have additional embarrassing information.
The issue is not likely to go away. President Obama tweeted out the Post piece last night: