SC Attorney General Calls for Investigation of Governor

June 30, 2009 - 2:17 PM
South Carolina's attorney general is asking for an investigation into Gov. Mark Sanford's travels after he admitted seeing his mistress more times than previously disclosed.
Columbia, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's attorney general is asking for an investigation into Gov. Mark Sanford's travels after he admitted seeing his mistress more times than previously disclosed.
 
Attorney General Henry McMaster said Tuesday he has requested the State Law Enforcement Division to review all of Sanford's travel records to see if any laws have been broken.
 
Sanford admitted in an interview with The Associated Press to more encounters with his Argentine mistress than he previously has disclosed.
 
The governor described seven meetings with the woman, including their first in 2001. Sanford says there have been five over a 12-month period, including two multi-night stays with her in New York.
 
It was the first disclosure of any get-togethers with her in the U.S.