Jimmy Carter’s grandson arranged Romney video leak

James Carter IV says he was intrigued after seeing "mysterious clip of Romney talking about Chinese factory conditions".

Updated: Sep 19, 2012, 09:38 AM IST

Washington: The grandson of former US President Jimmy Carter says he persuaded the source who secretly taped Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser to release the full video to the media.

James Carter IV says he was intrigued after seeing what he describes as a short, mysterious clip of Romney talking about Chinese factory conditions.

He said that he tracked the source down on Twitter in August and convinced them to trust a journalist at Mother Jones magazine with the clips. Mother Jones released the video yesterday.

On the video, Romney is seen telling donors that nearly half of all Americans think they`re entitled to government help. He also says the Palestinians aren`t interested in peace with Israel.

PTI