This from the Romney campaign:
Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter: “I Don’t Know The Facts…” CNN’S JOHN BERMAN: “He’s suggesting she died because of the action that Mitt Romney took. Mitt Romney of course had left Bain years before that Bain took over this company and then his wife died years after. What’s going on? Is that accurate? Is that fair?” CUTTER: “Well John, here are the facts. I don’t know the facts about when Mr. Soptic’s wife got sick, or the facts about his health insurance, but here’s what I do know. That Mitt Romney personally handled the deal to take over GS Steel and he personally handled some of the decisions made to load that company up with debt so much that it went underwater. It went bankrupt.” (CNN, 8/8/12)
Not true. Turns out Stephanie Cutter held a OFA conference call back in May where Joe Soptic read her the entire story on the phone. I say “read” because he is clearly reading a prepared statement and not just telling it off the cuff:
Interesting that he read from prepared remarks – it’s almost like someone suggested he write it all down and to call in and tell his story, perhaps someone from OFA. But even so, this is an Obama campaign conference call where Soptic is telling his story, not Priorities USA or any other SuperPAC. The Obama campaign knew Soptic’s full story because they were told by him directly and somehow or another he ended up at Burton’s SuperPAC and Stephanie Cutter knows nothing about it and hides behind the law that says they can’t work with SuperPACs.
The truth is out that these people are lying their butts off. I know, you should see my shocked face. But still, evidence means much more than any suspicion. Spread the word.
There’s more at the Romney campaign website if you want to take a look.