Another Romney advisor is in trouble for ethics violations. Romney’s campaign is plagued with advisors with ethical business violations – similar to what happened in Romney’s 2008 campaign.
Romney advisor, Peter Schaumber had received sensitive agency information from Terence Flynn, a member of the National Labor Relations Board. Schaumber, a one time labor relations board member, now works for the Romney campaign advising Romney on labor issues. An investigation turned up the ethical violation and the AFL-CIO has asked for Romney to dismiss Schaumber, and requested an investigation by the Justice Department.
This isn’t the only problem with the people Romney has surrounded himself with. Romney’s national financial co-chair John Rakolta, is linked to Detroit’s pay n’ play scandal, as well as Edge Opportunities which funded embattled Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano's trips to Asia. Rakolta co-chairs the national position with G. Scott Romney, Mitt's older brother. It is rumor Rakolta had an affair with Terry Mullins, a democrate turned Romney supporter. Mullins was over the bidding for the Wayne County jail, which Rakolta won to build.
Romney is also linked to corrupt ex-mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick. Peter Karmanos, a huge Romney supporter and family friend raised money for the embattled ex-mayor, giving Kwame a high paying job at a Karmanos owned business in Texas which handles electronic medical billing, a big home, private schools for Kwame’s children, a boob job for Kwame’s wife and the list goes on. It should be mentioned that G. Scott Romney, Mitt’s brother, serves on the board of Karmanos business and also Scott’s law firm acts as legal counsel to Karmanos.
The links to Kwame doesn’t stop with Karmanos. Debbie Schlussel on her blog during Romney’s 2008 wrote: “But another indictee, Derrick Miller, is the man whose indictment I’ve been waiting for because of his curious, close ties to Mitt Romney. In Michigan Romney campaign appearances and on Michigan’s Primary Election Night in 2008, Kwame’s right-hand man, Miller, was shown prominently on stage, celebrating with the rest of the candidate’s key supporters and family members.”
However, Romney’s advisors are not only riddled with ethical and corruption links. Others are linked to massacres, tortures and abuses.
Another Romney advisor of Mitt’s 2012 campaign has faced criticism for his ties to massacres. According a Mother Jones article, Romney’s top middle east advisor Walid Phares has a jaded and questionable past. In the Jones article title “ Adviser Tied to Militia That Massacred”. The article recounts Phares’s responsibility for brutal massacres during Lebanon’s fifteen year war. Romney's links to brutality do not end with Phares. Romney also has Cofer Black as a top advisor. Black is responsible to bringing in Mitchell and Jesssen into the CIA. Mitchell and Jessen are the two Mormon psychologist responsible for enhanced tortures. ( for more on Mitt Romney’s links to tortures see right side bar on this blog and click on “The Mitt Romney Torture Series”. )
During Mitt’s 2008 run for GOP presidential candidate Robert Lichfield one of Mitt's close adviors was exposed for his abuse of teen-agers in boot camps he ran. Maia Szalavitz wrote an article on Mitt’s links to tough love camps writing: “ The Hill reported “133 plaintiffs filed a civil suit against Romney’s Utah finance co-chair, Robert Lichfield, and his various business entities involved in residential treatment programs for adolescents. The umbrella group for his organization is the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools (WWASPS, sometimes known as WWASP) and Lichfield is its founder and is on its board of directors.”
“The suit alleges that teens were locked in outdoor dog cages, exercised to exhaustion, deprived of food and sleep, exposed to extreme temperatures without adequate clothing or water, severely beaten, emotionally brutalized, and sexually abused and humiliated. Some were even made to eat their own vomit.”
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