IRWIN, Pa.—Mitt Romney again insisted he will not release additional years of tax returns, arguing he doesn’t want to give President Barack Obama more ammunition to attack his campaign.
In an interview with National Review’s Robert Costa, Romney said he’s already released “hundreds of pages” of tax records, with more records from his 2011 tax return to come. He argued that should be enough.
“In the political environment that exists today, the opposition research of the Obama campaign is looking for anything they can use to distract from the failure of the president to reignite our economy,” Romney told Costa. “And I’m simply not enthusiastic about giving them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort and lie about.”
Asked why he hadn’t gotten rid of his offshore investments, which have been the subject of several Obama attack ads, Romney reiterated that he has no influence over the makeup of his investments, which are kept in a blind trust. But he offered new details about at least one of his investments: a Cayman Islands account.