Aides For Former Mass. Govs Say No Computer Sales

Top staffers for the three Massachusetts governors who preceded Mitt Romney say they cannot remember any administration employees purchasing computer hard drives at the end of their terms as 11 Romney aides did in 2006.

Officials in Gov. Deval Patrick's administration say in addition to the hard drive sales, the Romney administration's emails were all wiped from a server.

Romney's three predecessors - Jane Swift, Paul Cellucci and William Weld - are like him, Republicans. Patrick is a Democrat.

Stephen Crosby, who worked in the Swift and Cellucci administrations, tells The Boston Globe the sale of computer hard drives is "almost unthinkable."

Current aides for Romney, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, say the staffers did nothing illegal and the revelation of the sales now is a political ploy.

This program aired on November 18, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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