Did Bartender Film Secret Video of Mitt Romney?
Did the bartender do it? That's the question some are asking of the person who secretly videotaped Mitt Romney at a fundraiser making damaging comments that 47% of Americans depend on government handouts. INSIDE EDITION has the latest.
A member of the catering staff, possibly a bartender, may be responsible for secretly shooting the now-notorious video of Mitt Romney's multi-million dollar fundraiser.
Security expert Patrick Brosnan says the clues are in the video. The camera was positioned on a marble-topped table, with a stack of napkins on the left and an ice bucket on the right. A decanter was placed on the table at one point.
Brosnan told INSIDE EDITION's Paul Boyd, "We have no question in our mind that either bar staff or wait staff are complicit in this unauthorized recording."
Boyd asked about one moment in the video, "What do see here?"
"We enhanced this particular piece. Someone put the equivalent of a napkin or something over this, so not to bring any attention to the illegal recording."
At one point, the camera position was being adjusted and an ice bucket being moved, apparently to get an unobstructed shot of Romney. Servers came back and forth. A waitress can be heard asking, "Four martini glasses for the kitchen."
And there are more candid off-the-record remarks by Romney that you haven't heard, like this one about the TV show The View.
"Four are sharp-tongued and not conservative. Whoopi Goldberg in particular. Although the last time I was on the show she said to me, 'You know what? I think I could vote for you.' I said, 'I must have done something really wrong,' " said Romney.
And Romney accused David Letterman of hating him.
"And now Letterman hates me because I've done Leno more than him," said Romney.
Coincidentally, the president appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman Tuesday and spoke about the Romney tape.
The president said, "My expectation is that if you want to be president, you've got to work for everybody, not just for some."
After taping his Letterman appearance, the president went to a Manhattan nightclub for a fundraiser thrown by Jay-Z and Beyoncé. We're told that smartphones and other devices are routinely left at the door at fundraisers like this one so that what is said inside stays inside.
Havana Central Catering Company CEO Jeremy Merrin told INSIDE EDITION, "To prevent what happened at the recent Romney incident, we collect all phones. We ask our employees very often to sign non-disclosure agreements so that if they hear anything, they're not allowed to say anything."
Romney's supporters are now hitting back, pointing to a 1998 audio tape of Obama speaking in Chicago that just surfaced on YouTube where Obama said, "I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure everyone's got a shot."
Meanwhile, the controversy is making life easy for the late night comics.
Jay Leno said on The Tonight Show, "Mitt Romney says 47% of people who don't pay taxes are going to vote for Obama. That means Mitt Romney is voting for Obama."
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