Reid’s Source, “The Person Is A Republican” [No Wait] “He Doesn’t Know” ~ Reid Aide


It doesn’t get any better than this. We have a new source for Harry Reid’s faux tale about an investor from Bain who said Romney didn’t pay taxes for a year (IRS, where are you? Dang incompetent I tell you). The source is a REPUBLICAN, yes, really, well, maybe not, the aide who said he takes it back. The fauxness factor just went up.

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WASHINGTON – A top aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) provided new details Wednesday on the identity of Reid’s source for the claim that Mitt Romney did not pay taxes for 10 years. Romney has since called on Reid to release the name of the source.

“This person is an investor in Bain Capital, a Republican also, and somebody who has been dealing with Romney’s company for a long, long time and he has direct knowledge of this,” said Reid aide Jose Parra, referring to Romney’s tax returns. {This was in a KTLK Diverse LA  interview according to audio of the show provided by the station.

Reid Chief of Staff David Krone previously described the source to Politico as a successful businessman, and CNN’s Dana Bash reported that the source was“credible.” [How does she know? Reid told her but not Congress?]

[But oopsy, not so, says Parra, he knows nothing.

UPDATE: 7:08 p.m. — Parra now says he doesn’t know whether Reid’s source is Republican. In an email to HuffPost, he wrote:

“I do not know the party affiliation of the source, how long he invested with Bain, or his relationship to Romney beyond the fact that he was an investor with Bain Capital, as Senator Reid has previously stated.”[HuffPo]