Bill Clinton Perplexed By Romney’s Tax Statements

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File photo of Former President Bill Clinton (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for ReSource 2012)

File photo of Former President Bill Clinton (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for ReSource 2012)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton says Mitt Romney’s financial record is a matter of legitimate campaign scrutiny because he’s been selling himself as a fix-it man on the economy.

Clinton tells NBC’s “Today” show Romney’s hesitation to release all of his tax returns “struck me as a little odd.” Romney has released a full tax filing only for 2010.

Clinton says Romney’s record as the head of private equity firm Bain Capital is fair game and says taking a microscopic look at Romney’s finances is “just as relevant as going over m y record as governor when I ran for president.”

He says voters “ought to make up their own mind” whether they support someone who apparently sought to minimize his federal tax liability by parking large sums of money overseas.

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