Election 2012

Reid Aide Walks Back Details on Anonymous Tax Source

The Senate majority leader won't give more information on the source or retract the allegation he made about Mitt Romney's tax history


After days of silence on Harry Reid's disputed claim that Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes for a decade, a top aide finally spilled details on the supposed source of the allegation—only to issue a wholesale retraction of those details by Thursday evening. 

Reid aide Jose Parra first made the claims in an interview on Los Angeles' KTLK radio, defending his boss' decision to trumpet the tax charge last week on the Senate floor and explaining a bit about the source.