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How much does Mitt Romney care about ethical violations by his advisers? (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
Mitt Romney still has no comment on the fact that, according to the National Labor Relations Board's inspector general, one of his campaign's top labor advisers received confidential information unethically leaked by current NLRB member Terence Flynn, who was an NLRB attorney at the time of the leaks. Since the Romney adviser, Peter Schaumber, is himself a former NLRB member, he would have known that the information was confidential.

Flynn's leaks are under investigation in the Senate, and have been referred to the Department of Justice for investigation.

Josh Eidelson points out that, even—or maybe especially—when his own campaign is not involved, Romney is not opposed to making a campaign issue of NLRB emails:

When an internal email came out last fall in which NLRB general counsel Lafe Solomon appeared to make a joke about hurting the economy, Romney called for Solomon to resign. AFL-CIO general counsel Lynn Rhinehart says that contrast is “really outrageous and hypocritical, and tells us a lot about the candidate.”
Now imagine Romney's response if a Democratic member of the NLRB had leaked confidential information to a union. Then add your name to the petition calling on Romney to fire Peter Schaumber and condemn his ethics violations.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 01:26 PM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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