Gawker has posted 950 pages of financial information from Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital. While reporters at Gawker do not seem to have uncovered tax dodging or malpractice, writer John Cook is asking knowledgeable readers to examine the papers and report back in the comments, noting that the documents are “exceedingly complicated.” This is the largest collection of internal audits, financial statements, and private investor letters available to the public since Romney disclosed two years of tax returns in 2007.
Since releasing the documents, Gawker has been criticized for allegedly lack a good understanding of how private equity firms work. Fortune.com reports that much of the information had already been brought to light by other organisations and some is even listed on Bain capitals’ website. Fortune’s Dan Primack says that while some of the information Gawker collected is confidential, it isn’t necessarily relevant.