Harry Reid Quintuples Down

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Or whatever he’s up to now. Via the Huffington Post, here’s the latest on the identity of the person who supposedly told Reid that Mitt Romney didn’t pay any taxes for ten years:

“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.

It’s the “direct knowledge” part that’s key, of course. It’s also the part I find least likely.

In any case, I wonder where this is headed? Reid can’t keep playing Twenty Questions forever, can he? At some point he’s got to either back off or else produce the guy. Until then, though, this is quite the little Deep Throat he’s stringing us along with.

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